Finas CEO let go, deputy DG to take over in interim

PETALING JAYA: National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) chief executive officer Prof Dr Md Nasir Ibrahim (pic) says he has been terminated from his position as of Wednesday (May 31).

He also told Malay language daily Sinar Harian that he would hold a press conference on Thursday (June 1) at a hotel in Ampang, Selangor, on his termination.

"For your information, my services as CEO were terminated effective today," Sinar Harian quoted him as saying in in a statement Wednesday.

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"The letter did not provide the reasons for my termination and I will be holding a press conference on the matter," he added.

Md Nasir was appointed in October 2021 for a two-year term until October 2023.

Meanwhile, Finas, in a statement Thursday, said it appreciated the services of Md Nasir and thanked him for his contributions.

"The move is among the restructuring steps taken by Finas for a comprehensive recalibration of policies, programmes and activities of the creative industry, especially of the film industry.

"We hope this initiative will help accelerate the development of the film industry, to further produce films of high quality which have high international market value," it added in its statement.

The corporation also said Finas deputy director-general (management) Rozita Waly Ridzuan will be handling the duties of the CEO from June 1 until the post is filled.

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