KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Information Minister Datuk Zainudin Maidin, whose term as senator expired yesterday, has been appointed the Information Ministry’s media adviser.
Information Minister Tan Sri Khalil Yaakob said in a statement issued here that Zainudin’s appointment takes effect today.
Zainudin was senator from Feb 25, 1998 to Feb 25, 2003.
Article 45(3A) of the Federal Constitution restricts the appointment of senators to two terms.
Better known as Zam, Zainudin, 65, was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Information Ministry on Jan 17, 2001, and as Deputy Information Minister on Nov 21, 2002.
Zainudin, a veteran journalist, is married to Datin Zaiton Zainor Abidin and has two children, Zakinah and Zaidan.
He embarked on his career in journalism as a stringer with Utusan Melayu in the 1950s in Alor Star. – Bernama
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