KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said on Monday (April 10) that there will be a review of the political appointments of several government-linked corporations (GLCs).
“We will be reviewing some appointments … those who have not yet received their letters of appointment,” Anwar said, according to The Star newspaper.
The prime minister added that he would meet with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to discuss the matter.
Abdul Aziz Rahim, a former Member of Parliament (MP) Burling, was reportedly mentioned by Anwar as the head of the GLC whose appointment will be reviewed.
Abdul Azeez was appointed Chairman of the Kedah Regional Development Authority (KEDA) on 5 April.
Anwar reportedly said on Monday that anyone appointed to head a government-owned company is eligible for the role and must follow stricter rules.
“(Political) appointments are for government-affiliated companies, not listed companies. The people appointed have the appropriate qualifications.
“Unlike before, these appointments are based on qualifications and come with a set of rules. and will be given an allowance,” he said. According to Star.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/malaysia-anwar-ibrahim-political-appointment-glc-review-3409571 Political appointments at government companies to be reviewed: Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar