Response by Infineon to NGO rejoinder
We would like to point out that it was Mr Zulfadlee who chose to commence a complaint of wrongful termination with the Department of Industrial Relations (“IR Department”), yet he and his supporters are now attempting to try this matter in the court of public opinion. He or his supporters have made repeated calls and demands on Infineon, from numerous quarters including your organisation, for his reinstatement, without regard to the administrative/judicial proceedings with the IR Department.
Since the Industrial Relations Act of 1967 sets out the mechanism for administration of justice in industrial relations disputes in Malaysia, and such mechanism provides a recourse to the Industrial Courts, we believe that the administrative/judicial proceedings commenced with the IR Department are the appropriate forum for this matter to be adjudicated.
Regarding your email dated 6th March, while we refute Good Electronics’/Charles Hector’s allegations and misinterpretations in multiple respects, we regret that we are unable to respond in detail to the allegations made in the document you provided to us. We believe that any adequate response by Infineon to the specific claims could be interpreted as being prejudicial to or an interference with the proper administration of justice (being the administrative/judicial proceedings commenced by Mr Zulfadlee), which could open us to contempt of court proceedings.