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Top-15 Chief Executives Who Will Be Jobless For Playing Politics – Some Were Paid RM300,000 / Month



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Jun 21 2018
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Make America Great Again, or simply MAGA, was Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign slogan. It was a great success. Defying all odds, Trump emerged as the 45th President of the United States of America. About 15,000-km away, Najib Razak, whose obsession with American presidents is an open secret, wanted to copy the campaign.

 

It didn’t take long for Air Asia Group CEO Tony Fernandes to figure out how to express his support for the then corrupted Malaysian prime minister. He gave his A330-300 aircraft a new coat, sporting the “Hebatkan Negaraku (Make My Country Greater)” slogan, and flew PM Najib back to Kuala Lumpur from Sabah. Both happily took photos together, grinning from ear to ear.

 

Najib’s manifesto was urging the voters to make the country greater together with Barisan Nasional coalition. The manifesto was 220 pages thick which came with sexy infographic, a great marketing indeed. Millions had been spent on advertisement specifically targeting the social media – Facebook, Twitter and whatnot. Still, it wasn’t enough for Najib Razak.

Najib Razak with AirAsia Tony Fernandes - Make My Country Greater

The “Hebatkan Negaraku” slogan took to cyberspace when apps downloadable from Google Play Store and Apple App Store were launched. Soon, all of Najib bootlickers were seen fighting tooth and nail trying to promote the slogan, including top guns from GLCs (government-linked companies). These chiefs were part of 17,000 political appointees of Najib.

 

Instead of running companies, those chief executives were busy running Barisan Nasional (BN) Campaign. The peak of their politicking was the making of a “Hebat Negaraku” music video, obviously to show their support for Najib leadership. For four-and-a-half-minute, it appeared worshipping Najib and sucking up to him could guarantee their “over-paid” jobs.

 

Now, after the incredible defeat of their Big Boss, one after another of those GLC Chiefs has either resigned or about to be jobless soon. At least 53 GLC Chiefs had sung songs of praise for Najib or actively campaigned for the ex-prime minister. And it’s not hard to understand why some of them were freaking sad after the humiliating defeat of Najib Razak.

GLC Chief Executives - BN Election Campaign - Music Video

Shazalli Ramly, CEO of Telekom Malaysia, was paid a monthly salary to the tune of RM300,000 (US$75,000; £57,000) – exclusive of other mouth-watering perks, allowances and other director fees (ranging from  RM5,000 to RM35,000 a meeting). He was reportedly the chief architect of the “Hebat Negaraku” music video and BN election campaign.

 

Mr. Shazalli has since resigned as group chief executive officer of Telekom Malaysia on June 6. Other chief executives of GLCs caught participating and campaigning for Barisan Nasional have lost or will be losing their high-paying jobs too. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) CEO Badlisham Ghazali will be jobless end of the month.

 

Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) Managing Director Mohamad Salim Fateh Din will retire effective end of June. The corporate cleansing had earlier saw the resignation of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) chairman Mohd Sidek Hassan and Mohd Omar Mustapha, chairman of the national oil company’s remuneration committee.

 

 

Wahid Omar is reportedly negotiating his exit terms and is expected to resign as group chairman of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) as early as July. He is also expected to quit as chairman of Sime Darby Property Bhd. The former president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) was one of the strongest supporters of GST.

 

Below are the top-15 chief executives of GLCs who have resigned or about to be jobless because they chose to play politics instead of running the companies they were entrusted to. However, judging by their musical talent in “Hebat Negaraku” music video, they should not worry about putting food on the table.

 

 

{ 1 } Axiata Group Chief Corporate Officer – Mohamad Idham Nawawi

Axiata Group Chief Corporate Officer - Mohamad Idham Nawawi

 

{ 2 } Sime Darby Property Bhd Mana­ging Director – Amrin Awaluddin

Sime Darby Property Bhd Managing Director - Amrin Awaluddin

 

{ 3 } UEM Sunrise Chairman – Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa

UEM Sunrise Chairman - Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa

 

{ 4 } CIMB Group Holdings Bhd CEO – Zafrul Aziz

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd CEO - Zafrul Aziz

 

{ 5 } Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd CEO – Khairul Kamaru­din

Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd CEO - Khairul Kamarudin

 

{ 6 } Malaysian Resources Corpora­tion Bhd Managing Director – Mohamad Salim Fateh Din

Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd Managing Director - Mohamad Salim Fateh Din

 

{ 7 } Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd Managing Di­­rector – Badlisham Ghazali

Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd Managing Director - Badlisham Ghazali

 

{ 8 } UEM Group Bhd CEO – Izzaddin Idris

UEM Group Bhd CEO - Izzaddin Idris

 

{ 9 } Telekom Malaysia Bhd CEO – Mohammed Shazalli Ramly

Telekom Malaysia Bhd CEO - Mohammed Shazalli Ramly

 

{ 10 } Lembaga Tabung Haji Managing Director & CEO – Johan Abdullah

Lembaga Tabung Haji Managing Director and CEO - Johan Abdullah

 

{ 11 } Affin Bank Bhd CEO – Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Jamil

Affin Bank Bhd CEO - Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Jamil

 

{ 12 } Pharmaniaga Bhd Managing Director – Farshila Emran

Pharmaniaga Bhd Managing Director - Farshila Emran

 

{ 13 } Malay­sia Airlines Bhd CEO – Captain Izham Ismail

Malaysia Airlines Bhd CEO - Captain Izham Ismail

 

{ 14 } RHB Group Managing Director & CEO – Khairussaleh Ramli

RHB Group Managing Director and CEO - Khairussaleh Ramli

 

{ 15 } Permodalan Nasional Berhad Group Chairman – Wahid Omar

Permodalan Nasional Berhad Group Chairman - Wahid Omar

 

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Comments

Good Riddance. PH should make sure that every penny is squeeze back from them and no negotiations on their termination or voluntarily resignation. Waste not any gratuity on any of them. Half past six CEOs. Do a further check on their academic credentials and screen thru their taxation and saving to see any abnormally. After that haul them up on charges that has any linkage to 1MDB or corrupted practises especially Pharmaniaga in their evil devious greed in manipulating the rent seeking system causing exorbitant prices in medicine beyond the means of ordinary people.

They also should look at the working level. There is a Kevin Davies in Maybank IB that goes around telling people Arul Kanda is his best friend forever. Going around badmouthing people who are not licking his ass. Overpaid bugger whose role is not really needed. Paper shuffler hardly do any work but goes socialising with Arul Kanda even during working hours. Buang je. Bayar salary more than 40k for this moron with zero contribution buat apa? Hope Kadir Jasin has pass his name for the clean up list.

Somebody please create a Hall of Shame website and put all these people up there. Traitors to the country. These are Alibaba’s 40 Thieves!

Its merely rubbish to say these guys are imcpable because they made a choice due to something thats not within your requirement. Dobt be foolish. Make decisions based on performance.

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