KOTA KINABALU: The termination of Datuk Sam Mannan’s appointment as State Forestry Director was done in accordance with the law, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
“The decision has been made to get a new person so the letter had been issued to him. But I cant be saying that it is related to this,” he said when asked if the termination had something to do with the on-going probe by the authorities on the alleged illegal logging activities in the state.
Shafie said that in accordance with the law, every officers on contract would be given ample notice to make sure their terms have ended.
He also do not have any idea if Sam Mannan was being investigated in the probe.
“Let the investigating body do their job,” he said when met after chairing the Cabinet meeting at the PPNS, near here Wednesday.
It was reported that Sam Mannan was given a three-month notice beginning Aug 1 for the termination of his contract.-SabahNewsToday