Another ruling MP appointed to GLC

PKR’s Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh has been named as the non-executive chairman of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the latest in a series of political appointments to government-linked companies (GLCs) and agencies.

(MalaysiaNow) – MDEC is a GLC under the communications and digital ministry headed by PKR’s Fahmi Fadzil.

A statement from MDEC said his appointment took effect on April 1.

It also said Syed Ibrahim had “extensive experience in the field of telecommunications”, having worked at Telekom Malaysia for 25 years.

“He is experienced in customer relationship management, project management, marketing and trade sales, segmentation and analysis as well as the management of information technology and systems. His last position was assistant general manager,” it said.

The government led by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been criticised of late over politically linked appointments to government agencies and GLCs.

These include the appointments of two Umno politicians as the heads of powerful government bodies in charge of Bumiputera economic development: Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki at Majlis Amanah Rakyat or Mara, and Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub at Felcra.

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