Gobind: New Bernama CEO to be named after Govt decision on proposed Bernama-RTM merger

Published on 13 Nov 2018 5:06:40 PM

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says the new Bernama CEO would be announced pending the government's decision over the proposed merger between the national news agency and RTM.
Gobind said that at the Digital Transformation Asia Forum here on Tuesday, adding that the Ministry is in the midst of putting up a proposal to the Cabinet and will only decide on Bernama's CEO once a decision is reached.
He also said he has spoken to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and will meet him soon to discuss the matter.
It was previously speculated that Wan Hamidi Hamid, who was the former editor-in-chief of DAP mouthpiece The Rocket, would replace former Bernama chief Zulkifli Salleh.