Monday, December 27, 2010

Isa Samad is new Felda chairman

Former Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Tan Sri Mohd Isa Samad is the new Felda chairman, it was announced today. He replaces Tan Sri Dr Yusof Noor who has been at the helm since July 1, 2001.

It was only early in the day when Isa refused comment on his appointment. However, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office answered everything, that the Bagan Pinang state assemblyman will take charge beginning January 1, 2011 (here). Dr Yusof will be advisor to the minister in-charge of Felda.

I've known Isa for so many years, and those who knew him well will agree that Prime Minister has made the right selection.

Mohd Isa, 61, was the menteri besar of Negeri Sembilan for 22 years, from 1982 to 2004. He was also a minister of the federal territories and is a former vice-president of Umno.

He became the assemblyman of Bagan Pinang in the parliamentary constituency of Teluk Kemang, Negeri Sembilan, after winning a by-election on Oct 11 last year when he beat Zulkefly Mohamad Omar of PAS by a majority of 5,435 votes.

Among one of Umno prominent seniors, he was once slapped with a two-year suspension after found guilty of 'money politics' during the 2004 party election.

Anyway, tahniah Tan Sri, semugo berjayo... buek la kojo elok-elok!

10 comments:

nilampuri said...

it has been speculated since last year....

good luck to him

Anonymous said...

is it a comeback for isa, once sidelined from the party and cabinet?

i think he should become a mentri besar again.

mat gombau said...

jai,

sapo kato orang pendek tak buleh duduk tompek tinggi. chairman felda ni bukan calang2 kerusi.... bosa tanggungjawab eh.

syabas tok isa. jangan lupo bagi bajo lobeh pado peneroka...

he he he

Anonymous said...

why no other candidate?

dorm 7 said...

isa is a recycled politician... just like yusof nor. only recycled politician can sit there...

think about it!

geng 100 said...

tahniah tan sri,

tak sia-sia berjuang dan bersabar selama ni.

anak peneroka said...

felda needs more than transformation. it needs to diversify its product and not being too dependent on palm oil and rubber. cocoa is another good commodity...

Anonymous said...

What's so great about him? Have been tested positive AIDS (amanah ingkar dalang sapu) by the very party itself.

Felda is najib's bag of marbles.

Malaysia is short.

Anonymous said...

Buek kojo elok elok Tan Sri. Rusak pokok sobab dek konggo. Kalau takdo ridsect, sey buleh supplykan!!

q0l0p said...

Gula gula untuk Tan Sri untuk tidak mengganggu politik NS....

Hassan akan out. jeng3... siapa bakal MB NS Baru??? KJ?