SHAH ALAM, 23 Dec 2008: The guessing game on who would be appointed the general manager of the Selangor Economic Development Corporation (PKNS) was answered today when corporate figure Othman Omar was selected to helm it effective 1 Feb next year.
Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, when making the announcement on his appointment at a press conference here, said Othman, 49, formerly the general manager of Kesas Holding Bhd, was appointed based on his wide experience in managing property and development projects, from small scale to mega scale.
“His experience will come in handy in the state’s efforts in the re-development of new townships in Petaling Jaya, Kajang and Klang,” he said.
Also present was PKNS acting general manager Datin Paduka Low Siew Moi.
The appointment Low as the acting general manager earlier became a subject of controversy as some quarters wanted the post to be filled by a bumiputera.
Asked about Low’s status, Abdul Khalid said: “At the moment until the new general manager takes his position in February, she will remain there.
“After that she will become the deputy general manager in charge of finance and will also work with the general manager in normal activities while we continue to find her successor in order for her to take up any other position in the state.” — Bernama