‘Unity govt secretariat has final say on GLC appointments’

BENTONG: The appointment of members or professionals representing political parties into government-linked companies (GLC) is scrutinised by the unity government secretariat, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).

“To avoid conflict, we consult the secretariat and before the appointment is made, the secretariat will check and scrutinise the backgrounds of the individuals.

“This is done to ensure the representatives of the political parties have experience and backgrounds that can help strengthen the state and federal governments.”

He said this at the state-level ceremony to introduce candidates for the posts of permanent chairman, permanent deputy chairman, vice-presidents and supreme council members for the Umno elections 2023-2026 here yesterday.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Zahid, also the Umno president, said he was very satisfied with the performance of Umno ministers and deputy ministers as the Unity Government reached its first 100 days yesterday.

He added he has his own method of monitoring the performance of Umno ministers and deputy ministers, including through their answers at the Dewan Rakyat as well as statements issued to the press. — Bernama

Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

We are here for a greater rakyat agenda, says Amanah's Salahuddin at Umno meet
Independence fighter and politician Lim Kean Chye dies at 103
Jealous lover fails to kill himself after murdering girlfriend
Moderation key to Malaysia’s diversity, says Dr Wee
Footballer hurt woman during tiff over relationship, say PJ cops
Kamunting police station built on church land being demolished, says Perak chief cop
Abused toddler under care of Women, Family and Community Development Ministry
I still remember the lyrics, says Anwar of Umno party anthem
LBS boss Lim Hock San awarded Ir title
Cops obtain new leads on fugitive robbers

Others Also Read