Jorak rep sacked as ITBM chief after becoming Bersatu sec-genPublished Updated
According to the Education Ministry statement, Shahruddin's service was terminated based on the powers vested in the education minister under Article 135(1) of ITBM's Articles of Association.
The statement said Shahruddin was appointed as ITBM chairperson on Feb 1, 2010 but resigned on April 19, 2013 due to "involvement in politics".
"However, on July 1, 2013, he was reappointed by the then Education Ministry to hold the same position at ITBM until June 20, 2015.
"After the expiration of the contract, Shahruddin was extended as ITBM chairperson from July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2017," it said.
It is unclear what the Education Ministry meant by "involvement in politics" as Shahruddin has been Jorak state assemblyperson since 2008.
Muhyiddin Yassin was the education minister when Shahruddin was reappointed in 2013 despite resigning earlier.