24 September 2018

KTM chairman to resign end of the month

KTM chairman to resign end of the month
LANGKAWI: Another of former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak's nominees for government-linked companies have decided to step aside.

Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) chairman Datuk Nawawi Ahmad, who was formerly the Langkawi MP, said he plans to submit his resignation as the board chairman by the end of this month although his contract only ends in 2020.

Stressing that he was not pressured to resign, Nawawi nonetheless, said that it would be difficult for him to work with the Pakatan government as he was in Umno.

"For the sake of the railway company, I have decided to step aside. They need a chairperson, who can liaise well with the Pakatan government and the Transport Ministry. I wish them all the best in their future undertakings."

Nawawi lost his parliamentary seat to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed in the May election.

Mahathir won with a majority of 8,893 votes.

Nawawi said that he will continue to serve the constituents in Langkawi, as he remains the island's Umno division head.

"We will do community work and hope to help the disadvantaged."


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