Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The PM Must Cast His Net Wider

Hantu Laut

Although, I think the Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak has the prerogative to appoint whom he is comfortable with to the Petronas Board, his choice of candidate may not be suitable this time.

Omar Mustapha may be smart in his own right but for someone who had reneged on his contractual obligations with the company before it is quite right that Petronas Board resisted his appointment.The PM should have checked this fact before he even contemplates this move.It is also a good sign that independence and good governance prevail in the company and the PM should not push his agenda to upset the management of Petronas which until today were free of any scandal.Even Abdullah during his time did not upset the status quo in Petronas probably due to the presence of Tun Mahathir there.

The job is better off given to reputable retired top civil servant, technocrats and top-notch executive from the private sector.

Najib should cast his net wider to fish for the right person based more on qualifications,trust and confidence rather than personal relation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a very polite way of putting it? I don't think anyone will believe PM does not know Omar well enough. Who in the right frame of mind would even believe the PM would put any Tom, Dick and Harry on Petronas Board?