Senior Gen Mgr Sime Darby Energy arrested by MACC?

One Senior General Manager Operations for the Kumang Cluster project, Mohd Zaki Osman was said to be arrested by MACC for questioning. He was picked up in Johor Bahru at 1600hrs.

It seems this is the second senior executive Sime Darby Energy and Utilities that recently being ‘hauled‘ by authorities. So much attention was placed on Sime Darby after Board of Directors (BOD) admitted in mid May for the ‘irregular’ losses amounting to RM 1.63 billion for Bakun, Qatar Project and Maersk Oil Project. The ‘reporting to BOD’ was blamed and Group Chief Executive Dato’ Seri Ahmad Zubir Murshid was asked to take “absence of leave” till his contract ends in November.

This arrest is part of the process undertaken by Sime Darby BOD to ‘clean up’ the mess left by former Sime Darby Engineering MD Dato’ Shukri and Dato’ Seri Zubir. This is in the midst of newly appoint President and Group CEO Dato’ Mohd. Bakke Salleh, who has been alleviated from Felda.

This is a herculean task for Bakke. For starters, Bakke got to in short span of time and opportunity learn who-is-who within the conglomerate that employs 100,000 persons. Then he naturally need to understand the strength, capability and weakness of the senior managers and significant players. Of course, he also need to ‘pick-up-here-and-there’ who are amongst the managers that were ‘tainted’ in all sorts of scandals that lurk and loom, which now has surfaced.

Published in: on July 14, 2010 at 22:51  Comments (10)