It eludes me of why the Railwaymen Union of Malaysia (RUM) decided to go against the Railway Network Access Agreement (RNAA) aggressively without any considerations of the benefits.
First, they addressed that through the RNAA, 4,000 KTMBs' workers would lose their job because RNAA leads towards the separation of business conduct between the services operation and the maintenance of railway which includes assets, procurement and other non-customer related operations. Therefore, in their opinion, once the separation taken place the workers whom are now under KTMB's contract would be terminated.
The Deputy Minister of Transport himself had given his commitment that none of those workers whom are affected by the RNAA would be terminated. They will be absorbed or seconded to subsidiary companies which in the end belongs to the KTMB itself and KTMB will remain a government owned corporation.