The Perikatan Nasional government has so far appointed 15 politicians as board members and chairmen of Minister of Finance Inc companies, said the Finance Ministry in a written parliamentary reply.
Heading the list is Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin as chairman of Khazanah Nasional Bhd and Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputera.
Senior Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali is a director on the Khazanah board.
The ministry was replying to a question from Chan Foong Hin (Kota Kinabalu-PH) on the appointment of politicians to posts in government-linked companies and statutory bodies under the PN administration.
Other MPs given such positions include Cameron Highlands’ Ramli Mohd Nor, who is Amanah Raya chairman, and Hasbullah Othman (Gerik), who heads Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd.
Mahdzir Khalid (Padang Terap) is chairman of Tenaga Nasional Bhd, and former Public Accounts Committee head Hassan Arifin (Rompin) leads Pengurusan Aset Air Bhd.
Jalaluddin Alias (Jelebu) has been appointed UDA Holdings Bhd chairman, and the Bernas chairman’s post given to Rohani Abdul Karim (Batang Lupar).
Umno Supreme Council member Tajuddin Abdul Rahman (Pasir Salak) heads Prasarana Malaysia Bhd, while Zakaria Mohd Edris (Libaran) is Perbadanan Nasional Bhd chairman.
Sarawak’s Johnie Zawawi (Igan) leads Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd, which oversees waste management in the peninsula.
The ministry said Noh Omar (Tg Karang) was made Perbadanan Usahawan Nasional Bhd chairman and Sabri Azit (Jerai), chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books.
Another Supreme Council member, Musa Sheikh Fadzir, is chairman of JKP Sdn Bhd, while PAS central committee member Mohamad Husain sits on the Felcra board.
Kedah Menteri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor and assemblyman Juhari Bulat, meanwhile, were appointed to statutory bodies.
The ministry said appointments are made based on qualifications and expertise in the respective areas, adding that the allowances and incentives given depend on each company’s capacity. – TMI