SHAH ALAM: Former Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) secretary-general Adnan Mat has been elected new Cuepacs president for the 2019-2022 term.
Adnan who polled 676 votes defeated former Cuepacs deputy president II who received 381 votes during the 28th Triennial Convention of the congress held at the Shah Alam Convention Centre, here, today.
A total of 1,382 delegates cast their votes in the election.
Three other candidates who also vied for the president post were Cuepacs finance secretary Mohd Razali Singah, Union for Malay Forest Officers of Peninsular Malaysia president Datuk Ahmad Shuffir Zakaria and Peninsular Malaysia Customs Officers Union president Abdul Malik Mohamed Zin.
Incumbent Datuk Azih Muda did not seek re-election following his retirement from the public service sector at the end of this month.
Aminuddin Awang was named the new deputy president after garnering 766 votes while Zulkifli Mohamed who received 756 votes was elected deputy president II.
Cuepacs deputy secretary Abdul Rahman Mohd Nordin won the congress' secretary-general post unopposed.
Meanwhile, Adnan, when met by reporters afterwards said Cuepacs would continue fighting for the rights and welfare of civil servants including in urging the government to raise the minimum wage rate for civil servants.
He said the current rate was seen to be inadequate especially for the lower income B40 group. -- BERNAMA