malaysianinsider | ....One of Malaysia’s most well-known and often controversial media bosses, Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan, the deputy chairman of the New Straits Times Press (NSTP), has tendered his resignation from the company.
Known to be close to Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, he becomes the first of a host of executives in Umno- and government-linked companies who are likely to be leaving in the next few months because of changes in Umno’s leadership.
The Edge Financial Daily, quoting sources, reported today that Kalimullah had submitted his resignation to the NSTP board on Sept 3.
If accepted by the board, the resignation takes effect on Dec 31.
The newspaper said Kalimullah had expressed his desire to leave many times in the past, but it added that it was unclear if the resignation now is tied to Abdullah’s impending departure as Umno president.
Kalimullah joined NSTP in 2003 as its group editor-in-chief before relinquishing that post in 2006 to become deputy chairman.
During his tenure, he turned the New Straits Times from a broadsheet to a tabloid to try to arrest sliding sales.
But his tenure will be remembered more for the accusations levelled against him by critics of the Abdullah administration.... selanjutnya.