KUALA LUMPUR: Politicians should not be directors of government-linked companies (GLCs), said political analyst Professor Edmund Terence Gomez.
Speaking to reporters after attending a meeting with the Council of Eminent Persons, the Universiti Malaya Political Economy professor emphasised that politicians should not be involved in GLCs as they would use the corporations to serve political interest.
He also said statutory bodies should remain independent and not to be influenced by politicians, unless they were appointed as cabinet ministers.
The overall role of GLCs should also be reviewed to determine whether they should be commercially or socially-oriented, said Gomez.
“GLCs must have clear goals. Do we need GLCs to deal with social issues?” he added. — Bernama
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