PETALING JAYA: Journalist Wan Hamidi Hamid, the former editor-in-chief of the DAP party publication The Rocket, is expected to be appointed Bernama CEO, say sources.
The Bernama board headed by Datuk Seri Azman Ujang is expected to meet up soon to endorse the appointment.
Previously, the post was appointed from within the ranks of the national news agency, said a source.
Datuk Zulkefli Salleh, the current CEO, is expected to retire next month when his contract expires.
Wan Hamidi, who is currently deputy director of DAP-linked think thank Research for Social Advancement (Refsa), did not want to comment on the matter.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo had previously said that Bernama and Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) have been instructed to submit a paper on a proposed merger.
Gobind and Azman did not respond to queries by the The Star Online on the subject.