Friday, October 10, 2008
Kalimullah Hassan leaves NSTP
Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan has tendered his resignation from the New Straits Times Berhad as deputy chairman. The letter was reportedly submitted to the NSTP board on Sept 3 and if accepted would take effect on Dec 31. While Kalimullah's decision has only been reported today, he has made known of his readiness to quit his post a few times in the past. His post in NSTP, which he regarded as a national service, has never been an easy one. He started his journalism career in the Straits Echo in Penang before joining The Star and Straits Times. He was also a correspondent for Singapore's Straits Times before his entry into the corporate world. NSTP chief executive officer Datuk Syed Faisal Albar also announced his decision to leave the company recently. No replacement has been named to Syed Faisal's post until now. It is not clear whether there will be changes, at the editorial and corporate senior levels, at the NSTP and Media Prima Group, which operates TV3 and NTV7, next year.