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Groups raise concern over minister's power in deciding GLC positions

The immediate termination of Pasir Salak MP Tajuddin Abdul Rahman as Prasarana Malaysia Bhd chairperson is a sign that urgent reforms are needed on the overall appointments to government-linked corporations (GLCs).

In making the call, Center for Independent Journalism adviser Ding Jo Ann said while there would be those who welcomed Tajuddin's removal, the manner in which it was done is a cause for concern.

"Tajuddin's termination letter signed by Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz merely stated that his services as Prasarana chairperson were terminated with immediate effect and he was thanked for his services.

"If termination could only be carried out with cause, then some form of due process would have taken place before...

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