Lim: PM ordered TM appointments


GEORGE TOWN: Rosli Man will remain Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) chairman and Imri Mokhtar its acting chief executive officer, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.

He said the appointments were made following a directive from Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“It was done according to procedures, since the orders came from the PM directly.

“Up till now, I have not received any order from the PM to change either the chairman or the CEO,” Lim told a press conference here yesterday.

Lim said if there were any changes made, an official announcement would be made.

“Any request or demand from second or third sources are invalid, and would not be recognised by the MoF,” he added.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia on Friday, TM had said that Rosli received a request from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to defer the appointment of the group’s CEO.

Following that, Rosli had refused to proceed with the appointment of Imri as its CEO, despite the decision to approve Imri’s appointment by TM’s special shareholder, the Minister of Finance Inc.