Friday, June 08, 2012

Lotus sacks Dany Bahar, makes British PR COO

Inordinate spending: Washington Post compares Dany's sacking to the firing of Merc's CEO

The thing you have to admire about Khamil Jamil is his ability to let someone go. At DRB-Hicom where he reigns, many have left without him shedding a tear. Or so they said. Perhaps you need a cold heart and a firm hand to run a business empire. In any case, the dismissal of Dany Bahar so early under his watch of our national car and its interests proves that Khamil means business.

The press release on the sacking: 
LOTUS APPOINTS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERConfirms dismissal of Dany Bahar Norfolk, 7 June 2012 - As a result of several media queries, Group Lotus plc (“Lotus” or the “Company”) can today confirm that, Mr Dany Bahar has been terminated from his employment as Chief Executive Officer of Lotus with immediate effect. 
The decision was made by the Board of Group Lotus plc following the results of an investigation into a complaint made against him by the company’s penultimate holding company, DRB-HICOM Berhad.  
The Company today also announced the appointment of Mr Aslam Farikullah as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. Mr Aslam, aged 51, has over 26 years working experience, most of which was in the automotive industry. He graduated from University of Bath, England with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering. A British permanent resident, Mr Aslam and his English wife of 27 years have three children aged 26, 22 and 16.  
Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, Group Managing Director of DRB-HICOM Berhad and also Chairman of Lotus said: “I would like to assure you that we remain committed to ensure the ongoing and future business operations of the Lotus Group as we take the Lotus Group to the next level to remain relevant in the global automotive industry. I look forward to bringing mutual benefits to not only DRB-HICOM and PROTON Holdings Berhad but also the Lotus Group and its employees as well as contribute to the growth of the British automotive industry.”


  1. Anonymous10:50 am

    high maintenance beb -> complex budak miskin obsessed dgn bini mat saleh etc..for status quo. Tengok pon dah tau - lebeh sebuk melaram dari bwat kerja..hehe.

  2. Anonymous11:01 am


    Haaa Tunggu more sackings to come!!

    That's the way...To win in business show No Mercy!

    Business Observer

  3. Anonymous11:09 am

    Steadylah UMNO - cool and firm, decisive and in total control

  4. Anonymous11:33 am

    Yezzz Zer!

    Gua salute you Datuk Seri,,,,

    In the late 80's ada duduk Hong Kong, itu BBMB lawyer,,wa caya Lu!!

    Itu Camera,,jangan tinggal,,kasi bawak mana-mana pergi!


  5. Anonymous3:54 pm

    Keep it up Datuk Seri.
    Clean the house

  6. JamilPakTongko4:36 pm

    next thing you know, Lotus is up for sale... all without Khamil Jamil shedding a single tear.

  7. Anonymous5:26 pm

    Najib . . . . Do learn and claenup the GLC, starting with Khazanah.

  8. As Salam ... Good to sack & get rid of bad apple(s). But hopefully tak kena bayar compensation yg tinggi or mengarutlah.

  9. Anonymous11:27 am

    Expect Lotus to be sold eventually. DRB Group lacks the patience to allow growth. Immediate results are good, but for some industry to even achieve economics of scale, you need to nurture them. Give them the oxygen... breathing space and time so that the strategy pun in place can take effect. Wonder whether the bosses 'can' allow that. Aslam .... best of luck bro. Carry an extra bottle of oxygen with you.

  10. Anonymous12:57 pm

    Yessir, we shall see if a jaguh kampung from Penang can become a jaguh kampung in Norfolk ! Let the experiment begin - and all of us should be watching.....

  11. Anonymous6:59 pm

    Ex Marketing guy..proton bagi jadi CEO..mcm MAS bila Dato Fuad jadi CEO..semua hancur..Marketing is just good for talking..

    Salute u DS Kamil..

  12. Anonymous9:59 pm

    Locky Blu sudah tadak Modal Lagi sibuk dengan Company Kepunyaan Syed Mokhtar tu buat apa??

    Nak Jadi Stooge Syed Mokhtar Ke?

    Malay Mail Tak Jadi Buat Blog Pun Tak Laku.....haiii apa lah nak buat Nasib Baik Kalau Syed Mokhtar Bagi Dia Kerja Jadi Penulis sambilan Lotus...

  13. Anonymous1:57 am

    akhirnya kena jual lagi... kurang dpd harga dibeli...

    Government Loses Cash

  14. Anonymous8:57 pm

    Sunnah of the UMNOs

    perhaps Syed K @ and kekawan of this fake syed kat UMNORIA boleh jadikan kiraan dibawah masuk akal ..... hehehehehehe

    MEMANG PATUT DITUKAR LAIN @ PRU-13, do you expect ppl to vote for you again !!!


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