ALLEGATIONS ON IRCON INTERNATIONAL STAFF GOES TO THE HOME MINISTER!
The Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam, Selangor (CASSA) today handed over three memorandums to the Malaysian Home Ministry, the Human Resources Ministry and the Women, Family and Community Development asking them to initiate strict actions against the IRCON International!
The demand is initiated in view a police report and allegations made by a female Malaysian employee and a mother of 4 children that she was called a bitch by a senior member of the IRCON Staff who is a Indian national!
I sincerely thought that Indiaâ€™s Supreme Court judgment (1997) in Vishaka and Others v State of Rajasthan and othersÂ had put into place not only provisions addressing sexual harassment but if one reads the leading judgment it gives a clear provision that women cannot be mistreated or their dignity tarnished by any quarter â€“ period!
Despite that it is most disheartening to realize that IRCON INTERNATIONAL â€“ a company incorporated in India having its Malaysian office in the 9th Floor of Plaza Sentral in Brickfields and working on the Seremban to Gemas Double Track Railway project is alleged to have failed miserably to uphold the dignity of a Malaysian mother of four children within their office. â€“ CASSA CHIEF – Dr Jacob George
Madam KRISHNAVAENI A/P RENGASAMY NRIC Number â€“ 680518-106128, is a Malaysian and employed as an Office Cleaner and Tea Lady with IRCON INTERNATIONAL Office at Plaza Sentral in Brickfields for the last four years.
On the 7th of July 2010, at 7pm, she has alleged in a Police Report made at Brickfields Police Station on Wednesday August 11, 2010 that she was called into the office of her superior one Sanjay Kumar and she was asked why she was always complaining about his staff to the IRCON Project Director – Rajesh Tripati.
She alleged that he continued harassing her verbally by saying that she was only a tea lady and office cleaner and must behave as such and not try to behave otherwise.
Madam KRISHNAVAENI RENGASAMY replied that she had not done anything wrong but only brought to the attention of the said head about the â€˜shouting and fightingâ€™ of the staff which was very demoralizing to other staff and brought a bad image to visitors to the office.
But according to Madam Krishnavaeni, Sanjay Kumar said arrogantly that no matter what she did the IRCON head here, the MD and the Director of Works and others in Delhi â€˜are all in his pocketâ€™ and as such, my complaints against him or his staff will be in vain.
He then complained why his room was not regularly cleaned and the used coffee cups not immediately removed.
I stated that the said room was always cleaned accordingly and if need be he can always call me at any time to clean if the need arises as other officials also do so likewise.
As for the dirty cups I replied that it could be an oversight because the cups could have been left behind the potted plants and as such away from public eye contact.
I however informed him that I will take special note of his observations.
But instead of acknowledging my statement he shouted loudly at me by saying â€˜Get out of my room you bitch!â€™
The above mentioned statement by a superior against a subordinate who is a Malaysian Indian and a mother of four children is not only irresponsible but an abuse.
This is certainly a defamation of my character and my dignity.
I had brought this matter to the head of IRCON International in Malaysia Rajesh Tripati but no action has been taken against this official.
Now, I am traumatized other staff are telling me that I will soon be victimized for making a complaint against a senior official.
I am a single mother of 4 children and I need job security.
It is also important that my image and dignity not be smeared by such a despicable statement by a higher official who should have behaved better.
IRCON International is the official contractors of the Ministry of Railways India working in Malaysia and for foreigners to address a Malaysian employee â€˜as a bitchâ€™ is certainly uncalled said CASSA President Datuk Dr Jacob George.
I sincerely urge the Malaysian authorities to investigate these and others allegations of arbitrary dismissals and allegations of sexual abuses at this office with immediate effect.
CASSA will be addressing this matter through an official complaint and memorandum to the Malaysian Home Ministry, the Human Resources Ministry and the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry!
We demand that the said officialâ€™s professional visa be immediately terminated by the Home Ministry!
CASSA also urges the Ministry of Railways, India to send a delegation to investigate this and other complaints with immediate effect.
There is another note alleging sexual improprieties with the same office and that note should also be investigated by the Malaysian Police!
While investigations are initiated it is pertinent that the above mentioned staff and others behaving in such despicable manner towards Malaysian employees be immediately removed from Malaysia!
Meanwhile several Malaysian MPs and Women groups have called on CASSA to give support on this matter!
They have asked to be included in the joint Memorandum to be sent to the Malaysian and Indian Government on this matter!
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