by SHAHEERA AZNAM SHAH
Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry (MPIC) has named Mad Zaidi Mohd Karli, the ministry’s deputy sec-gen for plantations and commodities, as the interim chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s (MPOB).
MPIC minister Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said the appointment was made after Datuk Ahmad Nazlan Idris, the former chairman of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), declined the offer.
“Datuk Ahmad Nazlan Idris has been appointed as the chairman of the MPOB, effective April 15, 2021 to replace Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakob, who resigned in January.
“However, following the media statement by Datuk Ahmad Nazlan who rejected the appointment as MPOB chairman, a new candidate has been determined to allow for a streamlined administration and management.
“Thus, deputy sec-gen for plantations and commodities, Mad Zaidi Mohd Karli, has been appointed as the interim chairman of the palm oil board,” Mohd Khairuddin said in a statement today.
Meanwhile, the ministry has also named Raja Datuk Idris Raja Kamaruddin as the new chairman of the Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), effective April 15, 2021
“In this regard, Ahmad Nazlan’s service as the chairman of the rubber board was terminated on April 14, 2021 and Raja Datuk Idris Raja Kamaruddin was appointed to replace him, effective April 15, 2021.
“Among the key mandates entrusted to Raja Datuk Idris is to rearrange the direction strategic involving MRB’s properties, resolving issues involving five facilities in Sungai Buloh that have been disrupted since a few years ago as well as MRB and LGM Properties Corp (LGMPC) new strategic plans,” he said.
He added that Raja Datuk Idris’s previous experience in leading the Kumpulan Perangsang Selangor Bhd and TDM Bhd, which is a subsidiary of the Terengganu state government, is hoped to benefit MRB through good corporate governance practices.