Appointment of former PRM vice president raises eyebrows. New Petronas president and CEO Shamsul Azhar may have made his first mistake since taking over from the legendary Hassan Merican with the appointment of Sheryl Stotthard as head of his Corp Comm based in the President's office. Or at least that's what some blogs are suggesting.
Ms Stotthard is portrayed by Apanama in PRM to Petronas as someone who has nothing good to say about the government of Malaysia. I do not know if that's true but I do know that she's a family friend of Shamsul and is someone the Petronas boss trusts. She was formerly with Maxis.
PRM or Parti Rakyat Malaysia is the precursor to Anwar Ibrahim's Parti Keadilan Rakyat, which has been very critical of the way Petronas and its billions are being run by the government (and Petronas advisor Dr Mahathir Mohamad). Not surprisingly, the appointment of a former VP of the party raises eyebrows from the twin towers to Putrajaya.
p.s. A former PKR big wig is made a Senator, also to rising tempers, h e r e.