MACC to make arrests soon relating to Felda’s purchase of London hotel
KUALA LUMPUR — July 20, 2017: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) has appointed Datuk Khairil Anuar Aziz as the officer-in-charge to take over the duties and responsibilities of the group president/chief executive officer with immediate effect.
In a filing to Bursa Malaysia today, FGV also announced that the board executive committee will be disbanded with immediate effect.
“The FGV board expresses its appreciation to members of the BEC, comprising Datuk Omar Salim, Datuk Zafer Hashim and Azman Ahmad, for their contributions since June 6.”
Khairil Anuar, born and bred at Felda Sungai Klah, Sungkai, is currently the chief operating officer (Logistics & Other Sectors) of FGV and has been with the group since 2012.
Khairil has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Coventry University, UK, and currently holds directorships in Pelaburan Mara Berhad, Sinergi Perdana Sdn. Bhd. (a consortium formed by Felda, Risda and Felcra) and Lembaga Pelabuhan Kuantan Berhad.
Prior to joining FGV, Khairil developed a wealth of experience in logistics and distribution, information technology, project management, sales and marketing and business development, mostly in senior management.
He was also with Renong Group and held positions in UEM Group, Cement Industries of Malaysia and Time Engineering.
Khairil was appointed cluster chairman of government-linked companies and a panel member of Gabungan Pemikir Professional Felda since 2009.
In another statement, FGV announced that Koperasi Permodalan Felda Malaysia Berhad had acquired 400,000 FGV shares on July 17.
With the acquisition, the cooperative has 204.56 million shares, which is equivalent to 5.61 per cent of FGV’s equity interest.
On another issue concerning the Felda group, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) said that it will soon make some arrests over the Felda Investment Corporation’s (FIC) hotel purchase in London.
“As deputy chief commissioner Datuk Azam Baki had said, we are going to arrest some individuals soon. Just wait,”said chief commissioner Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad.
The FIC is believed to have bought the hotel in Kensington a few years ago at a much higher price than the market price, causing the Felda subsidiary to lose millions of ringgit. — Bernama