Confident Najib pushes into corporate Malaysia

The Malaysian Insight

Oil giant Petronas Berhad appointed a Najib Razak aide, Omar Mustapha Ong, to its board in 2009. The appointment cost its then acting chairman and CEO Hassan Merican his job. – EPA pic, May 28, 2017.

TIMES have changed in corporate Malaysia. There was a time when state-owned companies would push back on government appointees on their board but not any more.

State fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad did not put up a fight when Prime Minister Najib Razak recommended his media operative Habibul Rahman Kadir Shah for a director’s seat on the Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) board this month.

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  • Didn't anyone learned lessons from FGV?

    ".....Petronas ... contributed 45% of government revenue last year," Gila-kah? Habis-lah Malaysia!

    Posted 6 years ago by Malaysian First

  • Hassan pun makan dedak sekarang. Anak perempuannya dari isteri yang kedua (yang kaki botol dan sebelum kahwin Hassan penjual plane ticket) ada kes seks skandal besar dalam syarikat dia kerje McKinsey & Company if not mistaken.

    Posted 6 years ago by Malayan Warrior

    • tak salah dengan ahli keluarga MO1, dah di tangkap basah dalam pejabat.

      Posted 6 years ago by Malayan Warrior