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Mohd Elias appointed EC Secretary
Published on: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Putra Jaya: Datuk Mohamed Elias Abu Bakar is the new secretary of the Election Commission, effective Tuesday.

The EC said in a statement that he succeeds Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh who went on mandatory retirement on May 10.

Mohamed Elias, 58, a graduate of Universiti Malaya, joined the Civil Service on July 1, 1983, and last held the post of deputy secretary-general (operations) of the Ministry of Human Resources, from Feb 15, 2017, to May 20, 2018, it said.

"The EC hopes that Mohamed Elias' wide experience in the Civil Service would enable him to lead the EC secretariat in planning, coordinating and implementing the EC policies efficiently and effectively," it said.

Mohamed Elias had also served as the under-secretary of the Development, Finance and Human Resource Division at the Ministry of Human Resources from April 28, 2014, to Feb 14, 2017.

The EC said Mohamed Elias had also served as the director of the Business Development Division; director of Research and Policy; and director of the Human Resource, Consumerism and Management Division at the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism from March 24, 2008, to April 27, 2014.

The EC recorded its appreciation to Abdul Ghani for his contribution and service to the EC as its secretary from Aug 19, 2013, to May 9, 2018. – Bernama

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