Rejected. The Board of Petronas has said no a recommendation to appoint Omar Ong as a Director on the Board of the national oil corporation.
Petronas has a tradition of not taking back a former employee and Omar Ong, the Ethos Consulting boss who is often linked to the so-called 4th Floor operations under the Abdullah administration, is an ex-employee.
But given the perception that Omar Ong is close to the current Administration, the decision by the Board of Petronas is quite sensational.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad is Advisor to Petronas.
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