FORMER TERENGGANU STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER NAMED GOLDEN PHAROS BOARD CHAIRMAN

KUALA TERENGGANU, Former speaker of the Terengganu State Assembly Datuk Yahaya Ali has been appointed as the new board chairman of Golden Pharos Bhd (GPB), effective today. GPB acting chief executive officer (CEO) Mohd Roslan Mamat said the company is confident that Yahaya together with other appointed board members will help to further propel the state's government-linked subsidiary, which is an integrated timber group. He said Yahaya's appointment announced in a filing to Bursa Malaysia yesterday was to replace Datuk Tengku Hassan Tengku Omar who resigned after holding the post since Aug 1, 2018. 'Five previous directors were retained as members while three new members were appointed, including former CEO Dr Mohd Zaki Hamzah,' said Mohd Roslan in a statement today. He said Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin vice chancellor Profesor Datuk Dr Yahya Ibrahim was appointed as a new board member of GPB to replace Mohd Badarudin Ismail who had resigned. 'GPB welcomes the new appointments and hopes they can lead the company towards a better and more competitive direction, in line with its position as a listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia,' he said. Mohd Roslan also hopes that the company's direction could be guided by Yahya, who has extensive experience in government-linked companies and the civil service. He said the revamp of the company's board of directors is also part of the restructuring process, in line with the state government's new policies. He also expressed his gratitude to Tengku Hassan and the other board members for their services and contributions to the advancement of the company. Source: BERNAMA News Agency