TANJONG Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has resigned as MISC chairman, little over a fortnight after he was appointed on June 1.
The former minister succeeded Datuk Ab Halim Mohyiddin as head of the Petronas subsidiary. This had confirmed a FocusM report of May 28 headlined "Frontrunners identified for MISC & Sime Darby companies."
MISC made a company announcement on the Bursa Malaysia website today that "Tan Sri Noh Haji Omar made the decision to tender his resignation upon discussion with the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia."
No other details were given other than that the resignation took effect on June 17.
So far, the Prime Minister's Office has not issued a statement on the matter.
Noh, 62, served as Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development Minister from 2008 to 2009. He was then Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister from 2009 to 2013.
From 2014 to 2016, he served as the Selangor Federal Action Council chairman before returning to the Federal Cabinet as Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister from 2016 to 2018.
Meanwhile, Ab Halim, 74, remains on the company’s board as an independent director.
MISC, which is 57.56%-owned by Petronas, provides energy-related maritime solutions and services. - June 18, 2020