No political pressure in resignation of TH chairman

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KOTA BARU: The decision by Tan Sri Md Nor Yusof to resign as Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) chairman yesterday was not due to political pressure.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said it was normal for this to happen every time there is a transition of power in the country’s administration.

However, he said the situation did not happen often in the government-linked companies (GLCs).

“With (a few) new ministers being appointed in the cabinet line-up, there must be a little bit of changes made as the newly-appointed ministers have their own plans.

“This kind of situation is normal in any GLC, to change their chairman following a change in their management.

“(However), in TH’s case, it did not have anything to do with political pressure from any quarters,” he told reporters after attending foodbank programme at Kelantan TH here today.

Ahmad Marzuk who is Pengkalan Chepa MP, said there was no political pressure in the case of Md Nor as he was appointed when Pakatan Harapan was ruling the government.

“Nowadays, we need new strategies, we need to plan well and we need other expertise to move forward faster and to bring TH forward,” he added.

TH in a statement yesterday stated that Md Nor Yusof has resigned as chairman of Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH).

During his tenure, it was said that Md Nor had driven efforts to restructure, strengthen governance and boost the financial position of TH as an Islamic organisation responsible for managing the savings of Muslims to perform the haj.

“The total deposits of RM81.14 billion, as of June 30, the highest since the establishment of TH 58 years ago, reflects the high level of trust and confidence the depositors have.

“The board members, senior management and all TH staff would like to thank him (Md Nor) for his constant commitment throughout his three years of service at TH,” the statement read.

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