Concern over reappointment of Zahid’s daughter, son-in-law to public-listed firms
The reappointment of Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid as chairman of MQ Technology Bhd (MQ Tech) and her husband Saiful Nizam Mohd Yusoff as president of Jiankun International Bhd has sparked negative reactions from the public who have urged the government and Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to look into the matter.
(MalaysiaNow) – Much of the concern is over the possibility that their appointments will trigger a conflict of interest, given that they are the daughter and son-in-law of Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Their appointments, effective Dec 5, were announced by the public-listed companies on Monday, when Zahid was named as one of two deputy prime ministers in the new Cabinet.
“It’s strange, the appointments were made after Zahid Hamidi was sworn in as DPM,” said Twitter user @najibfazail, who also uploaded a screenshot of the companies’ announcements on Bursa Malaysia.
Facebook user Muhammad Uzair meanwhile said: “She is the DPM’s daughter. Don’t argue. If our father were the DPM, we could get it too.”