Kemudi provides assistance for Utusan Malaysia staff
Last Update: 02/10/2019
KOTA BHARU, Oct 2 -- Saddened by the fate of Utusan Malaysia's staff, the Kelantan Darul Naim Media Club (Kemudi) appeared to lend a helping hand to ease their burden.
Its deputy president Shahnon Hanif Abdullah Suhaimi said the effort was aimed at helping to ease the burden of the oldest Malay language newspaper employees who are facing wage arrears.
"A total of 19 Utusan Malaysia employees in the state received the donations today, and we are always concerned about the fate of those who we have considered as our siblings," he said when met after handing over the donation at Rumah Wartawan, here today.
He said they were also working on a solution to solve the problem, including asking for assistance from the state government.
Meanwhile, Utusan Malaysia staff, Yatimin Abdullah, hoped the crisis would end as soon as possible.
"We do not know about our fate at the moment, and the contribution we received is very much appreciated," he said.
He also hoped that the government would give an injection in the 2020 Budget which would be tabled to help the Utusan Malaysia staff.
For the record, more than 100 employees of Utusan Melayu (M) Berhad had held a picket outside the company's building in Kuala Lumpur last month, to demand wages arrears.
The delay in salary payment issue has caused the company's staff facing difficulty in managing their daily expenses.