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Former 1MDB Chairman appointed as TM’s new Chairman

Telekom Malaysia has announced the resignation of Rosli Man as the Chairman of TM board and the appointment of Tan Sri Dato Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh as the new chairman effective 11th May 2020.

Rosli Man was appointed Chairman of the Group in December 2018 after the resignation of Tan Sri Dato Seri Dr Sulaiman Mahbob. TM Group’s Board of Directors have expressed their highest gratitude to Rosli Man for his leadership and contribution to the TM Group during his tenure. They added that he is instrumental in positioning TM to be the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Provider towards preparing the Group at the forefront of the nation’s 5G infrastructure roll-out.

Source: Malay Mail

Tan Sri Dato Seri Mohd Bakke Salleh was formerly the 1MDB chairman. It was reported that Dato Mohd Bakke had resigned from 1MDB in protest after money meant for 1MDB-PetroSaudi International joint venture were diverted to another company without the board’s approval.

Mohd Bakke had previously served as Group Managing Director of Felda Holdings in 2009 and he was also appointed as the Group President and CEO at FGV Holdings Bhd. He had also served as managing director at Sime Darby Plantation Bhd and was recently appointed as the chairman of Felda in June 2019.

Commenting on his new appointment, the Board said “Tan Sri Mohd Bakke is a highly respected corporate figure with extensive experience, known for upholding governance and integrity. He brings a wealth of industry and commercial insights, which will broaden and enrich the Board’s overall expertise. We look forward to Tan Sri’s guidance, counsel and leadership as the Company continues on its transformation journey and next phase of growth. This is in keeping to our institution being the key enabler of Malaysia’s Digital Nation aspiration, by delivering on our promise towards Making Life and Business Easier for a Better Malaysia.”

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Alexander Wong