KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27, 2016:

The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has declared its full support for the government in signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which is being discussed in the Dewan Rakyat.

Cuepacs president Datuk Azih Muda said civil servants understand that TPPA will transform the economy and provide more jobs.

However, Cuepacs has one condition in giving its support.

He said TPPA stipulated that foreign workers can also be appointed as union leaders, and will take into effect three years after the agreement is signed.

“We cant let them because a foreigner won’t understand the problems faced by Malaysians, we want the government to look into this.

“And we don’t want foreigners to rule over us,” he told reporters after attending a gathering of civil servants at the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Convention Centre here today.

At the same time, he said that rising public complaints against enforcement officers is a good sign.

This proved that enforcement officers are doing their work, he said.

“When the law is enforced, people will complain, that’s normal,” said Azih, in response to news reports that some 2,500 complaints were lodged against enforcement officers last year.

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