University VC wins unlawful dismissal case-Star Online

Published: Friday July 16, 2010 MYT 5:37:00 PM

University VC wins unlawful dismissal case

By M. MAGESWARI

KUALA LUMPUR: A retired leftenan general, terminated as the vice-chancellor of Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) in his second year of appointment, won his case after the High Court ruled that his removal was unlawful.

Lt Jen Datuk Ismail Samion, 59, succeeded to get the High Court to set aside the Armed Forces Council’s decision to shorten his term of secondment as the vice-chancellor on Sept 1, 2008.

The father of four, who had served the Royal Malaysian Air Force for 37 years, was required to retire from the Armed Forces with effect from Jan 17 last year.

High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge Justice Aziah Ali allowed his application for a judicial review with costs.

She ordered the council, Defence Minister, Higher Education Minister and the Malaysian Government, named as respondents in the civil action, to pay him RM3,000 in costs.

She also allowed a declaration that Lt Jen Ismail was an officer on contract with the Armed Forces with effect from Nov 23, 2007.

Justice Aziah also granted an inquiry to determine the salaries, emoluments and other benefits and interests due to him.

She made the ruling in chambers after meeting his lawyer Stanley S. Sinnappen and Senior Federal Counsel Shamsul Bolhassan.

granted an inquiry to determine the salaries, emoluments and other benefits and interests due to him.

She made the ruling in chambers after meeting his lawyer Stanley S. Sinnappen and Senior Federal Counsel Shamsul Bolhassan.

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