Yong Soo Heong, the Bernama Editor-in-Chief, was probably the first journo to get the taste of the post-March 08 Lim Guan Eng. And so, in his own way, he was the dude who showed me the Penang CM's pettiness and arrogance after PRU12. Guan Eng's demand for an apology, here, was a bit "over" already, but making "public" a private apology was simply unbecoming. Guan Eng would go on and made enemies of mainstream journalists who had been nothing but fair to him before he became CM. I started being wary of the new Guan Eng and whatever he claimed to represent ...
Well, I hear that the same Yong is tipped to become the next General Manager of Bernama and that is probably good news to my friends at the national news agency. The blogger Big Dog confirms in his latest posting End of Shelf Life (he was referring to Rais Yatim, by the way) that the tenure of the last GM ended with 2012 and would not be renewed.
1. Who will be the new Editor-in-Chief of Bernama?
2. How long will Yong's term as GM be - six months, one year?
(Rais Yatim likes short tenures for his officers, perhaps so that they won't overstay their welcome like he's doing ...) .
p.s. I hear there will also be an announcement with regards to a major appointment in Felda Global Ventures Berhad this week. FGV group president/CEO Sabri Ahmad's tenure, however, doesn't end until middle this year. And he does not report to Rais Yatim, fortunately.