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asked on Dec 13, 2014 at 16:28
by   jenn
I need some advice on my case. I'm under employment in a big company in Malaysia working on scientific research. The company funded my research for my PhD study but my PhD was sponsored by Malaysia government. No agreement was signed between the company and university. The initial intention of the company was to build rapport with the local university. Company senior manager verbal agreement with university lecturers that any research publications should include company. The research project idea, proposal, execution were solely by me with expertise advises from university supervisors. I have published these work in 2 high impact factor journal and the authorship included the university and company. Recently, I represented my university for an international post-graduate award seminar, a competition that involves Asia universities. I've won the prize of cash. However, the senior manager insist that this money belongs to the company to avoid questioning by auditors and since the project was funded by company. I believe the money should be divided among the authors of the work, mainly me, university lecturers and 1 part for the company. Yet, he claims all should go to the company and the university does not deserve it. I've went through the company's policy and no rules describe that the award for students (representing university) under employment should go to company. I would like to know my rights and is this legally correct. Thank you.
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 19:02
by   viper
Did your company pay u EPF & SOCSO.??
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 19:19
by   jenn
Yes, both EPF & socso.
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 19:39
by   viper
U should give face to your employer by giving all the prize money to the company for their support. And the company should graciously award you back 90% of the prize money for your efforts...

Just nego..

This is nothing to do with laws.. Gesture of Goodwill and appreciation to employers who has given the first chance to be part of an enterprising team.. Laws kills...
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 19:52
by   jenn
The sr manager use compliance, regulations & audit as excuse for this issue. These should be related to laws. HR explained there's no regulations relate to this case, however the sr manager insisted these points.
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 20:16
by   viper
Both is equally right...

So who do you think will win?? It will be a sure lose-lose situation. Whoever wins the battle, will eventually lose the WAR...

Nego..

What value is the prize money at stake.??

Money.. money.. makes the whole world go crazy..
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 20:27
by   jenn
It was only 2k.
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 21:04
by   viper
Not even half your paycheck??

May Tuhan bless all involved...

Personally i do agree with Sr Mgr for AUDIT purpose.. though it is not provided for in your employment contract. But not for the whole prize but jointly and severally shared by having a kenduri with me being invited... hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 21:32
by   jenn
Personally I feel it should be shared with university, at least for courtesy. Using this amt for feast is better than let others use for unknown purposes.
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answered on Dec 13, 2014 at 22:37
by   viper
Frankly what the company does with the money is none of your business.. but what you gonna do with the money is for social plus moral purpose.. Finally you got the point and idea.. hahahaaa..
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