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GLC bosses appointed under BN 'should quit'
Published on: Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sandakan: Chairmen of all government-linked companies (GLCs) in Sabah who were appointed by the previous Barisan Nasional (BN) government are urged to step down to make way for other individuals of calibre to take over.

Wira Sabah Vice Chairman Ismail Ayob said this is not because the new Warisan-led State Government wants to put certain individuals in the GLCs but to ensure that the GLCs are properly and efficiently administered.

"Even though they have brought in billions of ringgit worth of investments or gotten many projects for Sabah, what can they do when the people have already rejected the government that appointed them?

"If they are still holding their chairman posts but do not carry out their duties, it will dampen the plans of GLCs, specifically in assisting the State's development. Even though they are still under their contract of appointment, the government has changed and they should step down.

"If they step down and with the appointment of new chairmen in each GLC, I am sure that more profit can be obtained and the administration of the GLCs in Sabah will improve," he told reporters here.

On another note, Ismail, who is also Kinabatangan Wira Chief, said they should also respect the appointment of Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as Sabah Chief Minister as the appointment is legitimate.

"It is not appropriate for them to receive allowance from the current government as Warisan was still considered as the opposition before the 14th General Election (GE14).

"It is time for them to let go of their chairman posts and accept their defeat in the GE14 and become an opposition with an open heart," he said. - Winnie Kasmir

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