Doing away with political appointments a good start

TENAGA Nasional Berhad chairman Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin found out that he had lost his job when he was overseas.

It came as a shock to him as there had been no indications that the contracts of political appointees in Federal statutory bodies (FSBs) and government-linked corporations (GLCs) would be terminated immediately.

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Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai

Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.


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