Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Mohd Sidek Replaces Sanusi As New IIUM President

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan has been appointed the fifth president of the Islamic International University (IIUM), effective June 2.

He replaces Tan Sri Sanusi Junid whose term of office was shortened by two years. (read here ) Sanusi's term was supposed to expire in 2010.

IIUM director of public relations Abdul Rahman Ahmad said the appointment was made by the university's constitutional head, Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah.

"We acknowledge with our utmost gratitude, the contributions made by Tan Sri Sanusi Junid to the university during his tenure as president of the university, and the IIUM community welcomes Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan as the new president of the university," he said in a statement Tuesday.

Abdul Rahman said the IIUM president also served as chairman of the board of governors which met once a year, and chairman of the council which met once, every four months.

Sanusi, a former Kedah menteri besar, has been IIUM president since February 2000.Of late, there was intense speculation on Sanusi's position as IIUM president after he quit Umno on the same day as former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.-- BERNAMA


su-kj said...

A.kum Kak Maria,

1. Pak Lah silap pilih tu?

2. Patutnya Mokhzani ganti Sanusi !

3. Mukhriz ganti Mokhzani !

puteri said...

Tok mommy,

I believe T.S. Sanusi knew that this was coming. I think he was expecting this - being sacked after he quit Umno. No way that he didnt know.

Just shows that top posts in the private sector are Umno's preserve. So are top posts in institutions of higher learning - are for those who are umno-friendly.

warrior2 said...

I dont see any issue with this "sacking".

He was appointed to the post and now he has being sacked. Full stop.

He isnt a superman doing wonderful/excellent work that we should be so duly concern with when he is asked to leave!

The Ancient Mariner said...

Sanusi no longer considered a "team player", so off he goes.

Mokhzani is next.

I believe they also do this all the time in the corporate sector.

daniel said...

I think Tan Sri Sanusi should be a gentleman instead of blaming the Perak Sultan for being influenced by our PM in the issue of his sacking. What baseless allegation is this??

On another note, we know that Tan Sri Sanusi also before this was actually also involved in the sacking without reason of founder of ISTAC (International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization) Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas in 2002. I bet only Tan Sri knows pretty well about this issue.

And now he wants to blame another person for doing what he did unto another person before.