PETALING JAYA (Bernama): A new chief executive officer for the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) will be named soon, says Gobind Singh Deo.
However, the Communications and Multimedia Minister declined to comment on rumours that the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Corporate Affairs Department head Nurini Kassim would be appointed to the post.
"An announcement will be made soon. When we have made the decision, we will make the announcement,” he told Bernama when met at the Selangor DAP Convention here Sunday (Dec 9).
The Malaysian Reserve had reported that Nurini would be appointed the new Bernama CEO.
It had also reported that Wan Hamidi Hamid, a veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of The Rocket, was in line for the position, but news of his potential appointment received opposition from several parties.
Wan Hamidi had publicly admitted that he was offered the position, but the final appointment did not materialised.
Bernama's editor-in-chief Datuk Zakaria Abdul Wahab is currently the acting CEO after taking over from Datuk Zulkefli Salleh. - Bernama