Monday, January 05, 2015

Malaysian corporate scene in early 2015: Staying, moving up, moving out


PETRONAS. Some people won't be too happy with news that Shamsul
Azhar Abbas, the Petronas boss, is most probably staying on at the national oil corporation, at least until the current doldrums in the oil and gas industry blows over. The rest of Malaysians are going to sigh in relief if the PM can confirm this as soon as he's recovered from the e-coli infection, insyallah. The nation needs the most steady, experienced (not to mention fearless and independent) man at Petronas at this time, someone who can stand his ground against politicians and their little armies and Napoleons … 

1MDB. I'm not too sure what to make out of the change at the 1MDB. According to the Malaysian Insider a while ago, Mohd Hazem Abdul Rahman, the current CEO, is resigning after nearly two years and will be replaced by a Malaysian banker in Abu Dhabi by the name of Arul Kanda Kandasamy. Read the rest of the story and the usual awful comments h e r e. I can't complain. I have made my views public that if the CEO cannot or won't speak up in defense of the 1MDB, he should pack up and go. Of course, there is always the possibility that he would speak up AFTER he's no longer with the Fund. And at least AKK is not a Mat Saleh ….

MCMC. I hear the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission has appointed Tengku Zaib Raja Ahmad as its acting CEO after Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi completed his term as CEO/Chairman on New Year's Day. The secretary general of the Communications and Multimedia Ministry Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad is acting as MCMC chairman. I'm not a fan of this "acting" business, I think they should leave that to real actors and actresses. The Minister, Shabery Cheek should name someone quickly to replace Sharil if that is, indeed, the plan. This is so that the regulator's functions won't be disrupted, it will also allow Sharil to move on to bigger things, which I have no doubt he will.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fully agree with your comments on TS Shamsul - someone who can stand his ground against politicians and their little armies and Napoleons. All those whining handout-seekers can go to hell. That is one man I respect.

But 1MDB?

"I have made my views public that if the CEO cannot or won't speak up in defense of the 1MDB, he should pack up and go."

No, the issue is way, way bigger than CEO level. And has been for many, many months.

The Finance Minister might actually have taken 5 minutes to get off his gold-plated throne of inelegant silence and address the hoi polloi, no? Because sending that 3.85 CGPA Maharaja Lawak contestant out don't cut it, see?

But...the Finance Minister seems not to give a sh*t about any of the ordinary man's financial concerns. Which are many, and worrying. And even the BR1M effect will wear off soon.

He is just far too removed. (Oh, that painful "paras air" fiasco…)

And that's why he will be…removed.

Anonymous said...

Has Hassan Marican been "cold storaged" or "sent to Coventry" (in British public school parlance) since he left Petronas?

Anonymous said...

Salam.

Melihat kepada scenario keadaan banjir di Kelantan yang melibatkan 9 Jajahan iaitu Gua Musang, Jeli, Kuala Krai, Machang, Pasir Mas, Pasir Puteh, Tumpat, Tanah Merah dan Kota Bharu dengan tempat terjejas teruk seperti Manek Urai, Latarek Luloh, Dabong dan banyak lagi.Rata-rata, rakyat Kelantan drp kawasan banjir ini sekarang "Menangis Tidak Berlagu", "Termenung Mereka sendiri akan Masa Depan Yang amat Kelam", akan tetapi harapa yang sekian lama diletakkan dan dibanggakan ke atas Para Pucuk Pimpanan PAS berbagai Peringkat, hanyalah seperti pegar memakan padi.

Para Pemimpin PAS sungguh pandai bermain kata-kata, menunding jari kesana kemari, tanpa memperdulikan apa nasib mangsa banjir. Segolongan mereka yang digelar Ustaz, Ulama, Alim Agama iniyang rata-rata memiliki Sejemput Janggut di Dagu ini, menunjukkan kedangkalan tahap keImaman masing2.. Mereka yg digelar beriman ini, mula menunjukkan sikap dan tamak haloba, ego, bongkak dan sombong terlampau apabila mereka-mereka ini mengeluarkan kata-kata yang tiada satu pon yang dapat menghilangkan kegusaran, menghapus penderitaan, apatah lagi bersimpati dengan musibah banjir yang melanda.Jauh sekali mereka ingin atau mahu memohon maaf di atas kedhaifan dan kurang cekapan mentadbir urus musibah banjir, malah mereka mengemukan pelbagai alasan seolah lari drp tanggungjawab dan tiada pon sifat mahu muhasabah diri.. Ini ker Islam Pas???

Sudah dinyatakan bahawa Kerajaan pusat jugaklah yang akan mengeluarkan danan sebanyak RM52.5 juta mungkin lebih untuk membina kembali rumah-rumah yang di hanyutkan airbah yang deras dan laju. Tetapi jumlah ini akan naik sekali ganda, mungkin berganda-ganda, apabila diwartakan semua penempatan di perairan sungai tidak selamat di diami, maka akan berdondong-dondong lagi yang akan merayu memohon bantuan perumahan drp Kerajaan.

Masalah Utama yang menyebabkan Air Bah Laju dan Deras naik mendadak di kawasan 9 Jajahan tersebut adalah keranan kerakusan Pihak Pentadbiran Negeri Kelantan di Bawah Kerajaan PAS dalam memberikan sejumlah 4,000 hektar tanah kpd Jahanam Bga dan Ngeh Bersaudara drp DAP, yg mana secara fizikalnya boleh dilihat kekayaan mereka bertambah selepas projek balak & tanah diperolehi drp Kerajaan Pas Kelantan..

Anak-anak Kelantan diSERU agar menuntut Pembentangan dan penjelasan drp Kerajaan Kelantan:

1. Berapakah Hasil Kerajaan Pas perolehi daripada Hasil Penjualan Balak & Tanah di kawasan terbabit?

2. Siapakah yang bertanggungjawab memberikan kelulusan ke atas aktiviti pembalakkan tersebut?

3. Apakah pemberian ini mengikut prosedur dan tatacara urusan Tanah Kelantan?

4. Kemanakah Wang Hasil Penjualan Balak dan Tanah dibelanjakan.

5. Jika sekiranya di Selangor, MB Azmin Ali menuntut semula pembayaran balik wang sejumlah RM2.6 juta yang dikatakan dibayar dengan tidak mengikut peraturan dan prosedur tertentu...APAKAH boleh Anak-Anak Kelantan mendesak Kerajaan PAS menuntut ganti rugi drp DAP Bangsat Nga & Ngeh Bersaudara ke atas kerugian yang mereka alami akibat drp Banjir Besar melanda. Ini adalah Hak Mereka sebagai Rakyat yang tertindas dan teraniaya akibat drp Kerakusan DAP Bangsat meneroka dan membotakkan kawasan Tadahan Hujan.

6. Rakyat Kelantan kesemuanya mestilah bangun menuntut Hak dan Kebenaran drp Kerajaan Pas Kelantan.. Kalau Hak sendiri pon tak mampu dibela, jangan harap Banjir seperti ini tidak berulang kerana Kerajaan Pas akan memberikan lebih banyak kawasan Balak demi untuk mendapatkan DANA PILIHANRAYA ke 14.

Apakah Rakyat Kelantan "THE RED WARRIOR" ini betul-betul berani? atau hanya gah pada slogan saja?

Anonymous said...

How about Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB)?

charleskiwi said...

No matter who is appointed to head Petronas, there is nothing he can do to bring the price up.
Not even the almighty repugnant and avaricious Mahathir, notwithstanding the fact that he is way too old for the job, No doubt he will take that opportunity to ensure his son will end up with the lion share of the diminishing fortune of Petronas !

Anonymous said...

AKK as told by Rafizi is an eloquent communicator like him.They had been in Piala Perdana Menteri debate competition. And since we now know what we did not know for sure previously, by applying the same logic, AKK is probably another kaki kelentong as Rafizi

Anonymous said...

Where is Hassan Marican someone asked? Here he is... Tan Sri Hassan is the Chairman of Singapore Power, the Chairman of Pavilion Energy, and the retired President and CEO of Petronas, the national oil company of Malaysia and the largest company in Southeast Asia by market capitalization. He currently serves as a director of Sembcorp Marine, Regional Economic Development Authority of Sarawak, Sarawak Energy, Lambert Energy Advisory, MH Marican Advisory, Singapore Power and ConocoPhillips. He is also a Senior International Advisor of Temasek International Advisors, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings.

Anonymous said...

Kelantan RED WARRIORS sah cuma Pondan-Pondan yang berlagak bodoh-sombong, berlagak gedeber, hakikatnya lemah lembut, pondan, dayus lebih teruk drp betina dan pondan Jalan Chow Kit.

RED Warrior tak berani tegur Kerajaan PAS Kelantan, tak beri persoal kemana halatuju Islam Kerajaan Pas Kelantan, kenapa beri Tanah Balak pada Dap Lahanat Nga & Ngeh Bersaudara, hingga mereka jadi Jutawan Kaya Raya, Puak Pimpinan Pas Kelantan Makan Rasuah simpan duit, Rakyat Kelantan makin miskin..

Puak Red Warrior Ibu Kota MELIWAT orang kampong, mencelakakan kehidupan Mak Bapak, Ibu dan Ayah, sanak saudara kerana menyebarkan Dakyah Puak Pimpinan Rasuah Pas..

Para Pemimpin PASMA Kerajaan PAS Kelantan Perasuah Tegar.., Husam Musa kaya raya...Dr Hata Ramli Kaya Raya...

Red Warrior memang macam PONDAN...Lembik, Longlai..cuma tahu memuaskan Nafsu di Takbai, Golok..Minom lah kat sana puas-puas, balik Kelate jadi alim balik...

Biar lagi banyak malapetala, bala turun di Kelantan, disebabkan masyarakat Kelantan, memang macam itu...tak mahu mengubah nasib, apa lagi menegakkan kebenaran.

APA RED WARRIOR ADER TELOR KER?

Anonymous said...

you have shit in your brain

charleskiwi said...

Please remember no one can just turn water into ice instantly, it takes time even with the strongest ice making machines.

Unfortunately the Umno morons and schmucks think they are divine beings and can perform miracles. They are only now harvesting what the repugnant and the avaricious Mahathir had implemented over the 22 years as their president and most important of all the PM of Malaysia.

All the woes and the scandals Malaysia is now facing like clockwork, almost daily and most unfortunately, are the fruits and the results of the many of his atrocious policies he implemented. He knew from day one what the outcomes are going to be and that is reason he resigned before he is confronted with all these scandals and scandals.

It is too late now for anyone to address or find solutions for them, how can one find diamonds amongst the rocks or ivory from the cow horns ? The diamonds and the ivory have all gone or shall I say, have immigrated to other countries.

And if you think 2014 was the worst year for Malaysia, you haven't seen nothing yet. Just you wait the worst are yet to surface.
It will come like an atomic bomb and who say that Malaysia is not a country that has a nuclear bomb ?

To begin with Malaysia, as a very small nation it has to look after so many MBs, Sultans and even a King. Not to mention a highly inflated pack of useless, lazy and highly corrupted more than 1 million civil servants to look after such a small country.

All these were started by the repugnant Mahathir during his time just to gain the support of the Malay for him to remain as PM for 22 years to become the richest man in Asia. I won't even be surprised when eventually one day it might revealed that he is not just the richest man in Asia but the world.

Why do you think with a nation so blessed and endowed with all the wealths one can hope and pray for can end up in deficit and worse of all to borrow just to survive. Once again remember it took time to turn water into ice or for a plant to show what kind of fruits it will bear. I repeat now is only the beginning and the worse is yet to come after 22 years of making. I repeat no earthly being can turn instantly water into ice !

Anonymous said...

Sejarah telah membuktikan bahawa Kejatuhan Kesultanan Melayu Melaka hancur berkecai dan tewas kepada Portugis hanya kerana penyelewengan dan tipu belit Bangsa MAMAK yang begitu berpengaruh di dalam Kesultanan Melayu Melaka. MAMAK ini telah berjaya mengadu domba, menabur fitnah, menikam dari belakang dan macam-macam helah, sehinggakan Pembesar Melayu bersengketa dan bergaduh sesama sendiri. Tipu helah mereka berjaya membuatkan Sultan hanya percaya dan memberikan kuasa kepada mereka. Banyak Pembesar Melayu kecewa dan berpatah arang..Hari ini, pusingan ini terjadi lagi sekali di dalam era Melayu Pasca Merdeka.. cuma sedikit perbezaan dengan peredaran masa dan suasana. Apabila Kedudukan Orang Melayu hari ini bukan lagi kuat, tetapi Golongan Melayu Kelas Atasan dan Menengah, di dapati sombong angkuh, marahkan Kerajaan kerana kecewa dengan sikap kerajaan Pemerintah Hari ini yang mengenepikan Kategori Orang-Orang Melayu Kelas Atasan dan Menengah.

Golongan MAMAK telah berjaya di dalam Agenda Tersendiri mereka pabila mereka telah Menguasai Majoriti Kedudukkan Tertinggi Jawatan di dalam Kerajaan, lihatlah di bawah:-

1. Ketua Setiausaha Negara - Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa - MAMAK.
2. Ketua Setiausaha Perbendaharaan Negara - Tan Sri Dr Irwan Serigar - MAMAK.
3. Ketua Setiausaha Majlis Keselamatan Negara - KSN - Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen - MAMAK.
4. Ketua Polis Negara - Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar - MAMAK.
5. 1MDB yang bermasalah besar kerana berhutang BerBillion Ringgit juga telah melantik ARUL yang juga merupakan seorang MAMAK.
6. Ketua Pembangkang yang siang dan malam hari berfikir macam mana nak Menjatuhkan Malaysia iaitu DATUK SERI ANWAR IBRAHIM jugak seorang MAMAK.
7. Khairy Jamaluddin jugak begitu percaya kepada MAMAK melebihi Orang Melayu apabila kebanyakan orang kuat Khairy adalah MAMAK. dulu orang kuat Khairy adalah Reeza Merican pon seorang Mamak. rujuk weblink - http://parpukari.blogspot.com/2013/05/mesej-khas-untuk-khairy-jamaluddin.html ; http://anotherbrickinwall.blogspot.com/2009/03/khairy-desperado-guna-taktik-azeez.html
8.Tabung Haji Dana Orang Melayu untuk Menunaikan Haji jugak diPENGERUSIkan oleh Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez - MAMAK juga. Mamk nie Gangster luma motor, manyak sombong sama Melayu..
baca weblink : http://no2azeezrahim.blogspot.com/ ; http://www.rockybru.com.my/2013/06/tabung-haji-gets-new-chairman.html= baca keluhan komen melayu.

Orang Cina di Malaysia sudah hidup begitu lama di Malaysia dan mereka sudah mengenali isi hati, tingkah laku dan adat resam orang melayu. Orang Melayu dikenali dengan berbudi pekerti yang tinggi, sopan santun dan berhemah tinggi. Sejarah Kerajaan UMNO Barisan Nasional kekal memerintah kerana Kebanyakkan Jawatan Tertinggi adalah dari kalangan Orang Melayu. Perubahan tidak percayakan melayu apabila Tun Mahathir mengatakan Melayu Mudah Lupa, walaupon Perdana Menteri Tun Mahathir seorang Mamak beliau dari jenis MAMAK yang boleh dipercayai..mungkin Genetik Melayu kuat padanya..kulit beliau pon bukan macam kebanyakkan Mamak. Orang Cina dah pon menunjukkan mereka tidak percaya pada MAMAK bila menolak Tun Dollah Badawi kerana kebergantunggan Pak Lah pada Mamak begitu ketara, Restoran Mamak naik bagai Cendawan tumbuh berkeliaran, menenggelamkan dan memakan bisness restoran cina dan melayu. (Org Cina banyak support bisness org melayu), bisness mereka banyak lingkop.

Kesempatan diambil oleh DAP mengelirukan Orang Cina dan Melayu Kebanyakkan supaya menuntut macam2 drp Kerajaan, jadi Najib dengan Bodoh dan Angkuhnya menghapuskan Akta Hasutan, Ordinan Darurat.... Cina Dap berjaya memutar belitkan isu dan Pemimpin Ulama PAS semuanya tertipu...Apakah mereka betul2 Ulamak..aiiish..tampak jelasnya BUKAN, tapi DAP melobi-loba mereka dan berjaya menengahkan mereka.

Kembalikan Orang Melayu didalam Pimpinan Utama Kerajaan.. Nescaya Orang Cina akan kembali menyokong Kerajaan BN UMNO.

Anonymous said...

Shit !!!! Next....

Anonymous said...

Oooo si malaun charles kiwi bagi comment.... Agak nya anwar dah tak main jubor charles ni tak? Whats the matter malaun? Greased your asshole and let some hobo shove his repugnant dick up your ass...i am sure you'll be smiling ear to ear after that.