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by teh eng hock
SHAH ALAM: Faekah Husin (pic), the political secretary of Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, is tipped to become the first chief executive officer of Mentri Besar Inc (MBI) in a corporate restructuring exercise.
Sources say she will be asked to helm the state’s investment arm due to her experience in dealing with government and political matters in Selangor.
Currently, there is no CEO position in MBI, whose operations are handled by general manager Rohani Talib.
It is understood that Rohani was recently given a three-year contract extension, and she would either continue to serve in her current post or be promoted to chief operating officer.
The speculation that Faekah will head MBI is further boosted by the appointment of two new political secretaries to help Khalid.
They are Mustapa Mohd Talib, who is in charge of special tasks, and Azman Bidin, who will oversee Khalid’s parliamentary constituency of Bandar Tun Razak and his Port Klang state seat.
Mustapa was formerly Khalid’s private secretary.
Faekah has been working with the Mentri Besar since 2010 and, being familiar with the affairs of the state government and government-linked companies (GLCs) in the state, would be in her favour, said a source.
She is also part of the team for water talks between the state government and the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry.
“The water services restructuring is important to Selangor and Khalid.
“MBI plays a huge role in negotiating the takeover of operations from water concessionaires,” said the source.
Asked about her prospects of taking charge of MBI, Faekah said she had yet to receive any offer to be CEO.
“I’ve not received the offer and nor do I know if it will be made to me,” she said.
On her role in the water talks, Faekah said: “Whether that makes me the best person for the (CEO) job, I won’t be able to say.
“But, yes, I am involved and some people call me a power broker. There is some truth to it, maybe 20% or 30%,” she said.
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