March 25, 2016
Congratulations to Tun Abdullah Badawi
Tun Abdullah Badawi was Advisor, Malaysia Airlines System (MAS) before it was restructured. Today, Bernama announced his appointment to the post of Advisor to our national oil company, PETRONAS. He replaces Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad who was removed from the post for leading Citizen’s Declaration group which was formed to oust Dato’ Seri Najib Razak from his premiership.
I am sure that given his outstanding performance as our Prime Minister where he achieved the rare distinction of being the first Malaysian premier to be sleep walking on the job and his wide commercial experience in the financial restructuring of MAS, Tun Abdullah will be able to guide PETRONAS through this difficult period, characterised by low crude oil and gas prices. I congratulate our Prime Minister for quickly appointing such a worthy successor to Tun Dr. Mahathir. –Din Merican
A New Advisor to PETRONAS
The Cabinet has endorsed the appointment of former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi as Advisor of Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), effective April 1.
“The decision to terminate the appointment of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was made by the Cabinet since he was no longer supporting the present government, especially with the launch of ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ (people’s declaration) together with opposition leaders,” he said in a statement here, Friday.