Apandi Ali appointed Metronic chairman

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Metronic Global Bhd has appointed former attorney-general (AG) Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali as independent and non-executive chairman with immediate effect.


With over 46 years of experience in the legal field, the 71-year-old, Apandi was capable of taking up complex matters relating to the law, thus bringing the firm to greater heights, Metronic said in a filing to Bursa Malaysia today.

Although his forte is in criminal law namely on matters relating to white collar offences, murder and drugs, Apandi had a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of civil, corporate and commercial litigation as well as appellate practice, it added.

Apandi was appointed Malaysia’s ninth AG on July 27, 2015, and served until June 4, 2018.

He began his legal career as a magistrate at the Magistrates’ Court in Kuala Terengganu in 1973.

In 2003, he started off as a judicial commissioner in Kuantan High Court.

On 14 April 2010, he was elevated as a judge of the Court of Appeal, Putrajaya, before being elevated to a judge of the Federal Court in September 2013.

He was back in legal practice in his own firm namely Apandi Ali & Co from November 1, 2018 until now.

Apandi also sits on the board of Jiankun International Bhd as an independent non-executive chairman.

In a separate statement, Metronic said its unit Metronic Medicare Sdn Bhd had signed the sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to supply 30 million units of Covid-19 immune system test kits to Thailand’s MTPS Innotech Co Ltd.

Metronic Medicare would supply the test kits in phases over two years for US$210 million or US$7 per unit, Metronic said.

In another statement, Metronic said Metronic Mediacre had signed a separate SPA with Genesprint Group Ltd to supply 20 million immune system test kits.

The test kits will be supplied to Hong Kong-based Genesprint in phases over two years for US$140 million or at US$7 per unit. – NST