Award-winning journalist Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai has been appointed the chairman of Bernama, the national news agency.
Wong, whose appointment took effect on Sept 1, succeeds Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi.
The appointment of Wong is with the consent of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
Digital and Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil handed the appointment letter to Wong at his office in Angkasapuri on Tuesday (Sept 12).
The 62-year-old journalist has been in the media business for over 38 years serving in various capacities.
He has been a group chief editor, managing director and chief executive officer at The Star Media Group. He remains an advisor at The Star.
Wong is no stranger in Bernama as he served as a member of the governors from 2004-2010 and on its supervisory council from 2010-2014.