Sunday, May 19, 2013

The well Connected Business Personalities

UMNO-Connected Business Personalities

Other-Well Connected Business Personalities

The Politcal Link Stocks

2013 Cabinet Minister



UMNO-Connected Business Personalities

Tan Sri Tan Kay Hock (GKetn/Johan)

He is chairman of GKent and also controls Johan. Reportedly the golfing buddy of the PM, he wants the thrust in the limelight when GKent was awarded the Ampang Line LRT extension project extension project reported to be worth some rm1 billion.

Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo (Tebrau/IWH/Ekovest)

His main vehicle Ekovest Bhd where he is executive chairman. He is in the midst of listing IWH Bhd for close to rm1.3 billion. Ekovest has secured jobs worth more than rm100 million in Iskandar Waterfront’s Danga Bay in Johor and has also tendered for other reclamation and construction jobs said to be worth more than rm1 billion. He is said to be close to the DPM Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, both from Johor. Lim was also in the news when was reported to be eyeing a stake in KFC Holdings Bhd.

Datuk Amar Abdul Hamed Sepawi (TA Ann Group/Naim Holdings)

He controls Sarawak based TA Ann Group where he is also executive chairman and NAIM Holdings Bhd and is linked to Sarawak Energy Bhd. A cousin of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud, he is involved in plantations, energy and construction.

Datuk Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib (CMSB)

He is the son of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud and group deputy chairman of CMSB, widely seen to be Taib’s family company. The company is reported to have benefited heavily from projects undertaken under the SCORE.

Datuk Mohamed Al Amin Abdul Majid (Ancom/Nylex/SME Corp)

Mohamed Amin, a non-executive director of Ancom Bhd is said to be close to the PM. He is also chairman of SME Corp Malaysia, Nylex and MCIS Zurich Insurance Bhd.

Datuk Mokhazani Mahathir and Datuk Shahril Shamsuddin (SKPEtro/Opcom)

Mokhazani is the second son of former PM Tun Dr Mahathir while Shahril’s father is Sapura Group founder, Tan Sri Samsuddin Kadir.

Datuk Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor (Glomac/Axis REIT/NST)

The group MD and CEO of Glomac Bhd is also a director of AXIS REIT Managers and NST. He is an ex-treasurer of UMNO Selangor.

Datuk Sri Mohd Effendi Norwawi (Encorp)

The executive chairman of Encorp and former treasurer of PBB is said to be close to Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud. The successful property developer was chairman of the Sarawak Economic Development Corp for 18 years and Agriculture Minister from 1999-2004 and Minister’s Department, a post he gave up in 2008.

Datuk Norraesah Mohamad (MYEG)

She is reported to be a Wanita UMNO supreme council member and is executive chairman of MYEG. She is also chairman of Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd and Utusan Melayu Malaysia Bhd and served as chairman of Bank Rakyat from 2000 to 2003.

Tan Sri Tee Hock Seng (Bina Puri)

The group MD and ex-MCA treasurer general, sits on the board of trustees of the Perdana Leadership Foundation and is also a director of Bina Puri Holdings Bhd and KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway Bhd.

Datuk Rozabil Abdul Rahman (Destini)

The group MD of Destini is UMNO Youth treasurer and is reported to be close to its movement’s chief Khairy Jamaluddin. There was also talk that he is a nephew of former Defence Minister and newly appointed Home Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi but he has denied this.

Alongside Rozali on the board of Destini is UMNO supreme council member Datuk Abdul Aziz who wrested the Bandar Kulim parliamentary seat from Pakatan Rakyat in the GE13.

Tan Sri Rozali Ismail (Puncak Niaga)

He is the executive chairman of Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd and former Selangor UMNO treasurer.

Datuk Idris Buang (HSL)

The chairman of HSL and director of Sarawak Energy Bhd is said to be close to Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Taib Mahmud.

Datuk Jaffar Indot (Prestariang/Sycal/Melewar Ind)

Prestariang is largely led by a bumiputera management team. Its chairman Datuk Rami Abbas, was formerly CEO of Celcom Bhd. Ramli is known to have strong government links. Other than Ramli, another director Datuk Jaffar also has strong management credentials. He sits on the board of two listed companies, Sycal Ventures Bhd and Melewar Industries Group Bhd.

Datuk Wira Syed Ali Abbas Alhabshee (Redtone/TGOFFs/Bright Pack/Amedia)

Datuk Syed Syed Ali is the head of the Cheras Umno division. He is chairman of Redtone, a major shareholder in Bright Packaging, an independent non-executive chairman of TGOFFs and AMedia


Other-Well Connected Business Personalities

Tiger: Datuk Seri Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh and Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Zabidi. Mohd Nadzmi, the former chairman of Proton Holdings Bhd, Abdul Azim is the former Bank Simpanan Nasional Bhd chairman.

Patimas: Datuk Seri Azim Zabidi is the former Bank Simpanan Nasional Bhd chairman.

Nicorp/Harvest/AGlobal/Mtronic: Raymond Chan

Alam Maritim: Co-founder Azmi Ahmad is MD and CEO. Azmi, a former Air Force senior officer was also previously a corporate banking manager at Bank Bumiputera Malaysia Bhd before leaving in 1994.

KUB: Umno-linked Gaya Edisi Sdn Bhd

Zeland/AZRB: UMNO-Linked

KYM: Datuk K.Y. Lim. Lim held key positions in Technology Resources Bhd (Celcom (M) Bhd), Naluri Bhd and Malaysia Airlines.

Perwaja/Kinsteel: Dr M

Permaju: Unknown

GOcean: Unknown

BornOil: Unknown

Lower Liners/Speculative: Wijaya, BHIC, OPCom, Tiger, IRCB, KYM, Patimas, Nicorp, Harvest, Permaju, Silver Bird, GOcean, KNM, GKent, Johan, KUB, Perak Corp/Integrax/MajuPerak/Gunung, DBhd, EPMB, Perwaja/Kinsteel, Amedia, Bright, Tebrau, Zeland, Time, Permaju, Censof, KHSB, Glomac, SILK Holdings, Muhibbah, AZRB, JAKS, Protasco, Zeland, Destini, Sycal


The Political Link Stocks

Banking & Finance: CIMB, BIMB/Takaful, MBSB

Hospitality: Faber, IHH, TMC Life, KPJ

Utilities: Tenaga, Puncak Niaga/KPS/JAKS/KHSB, Cypark,

Property Developer: Tebrau, Equine, E&O, UEM Land, MRCB, KLCCP

Plantation: FGV/MSM, TH Plantation, RSawit


Industrial: Destini

Airline: Airasia, MAS

O&G: Alam Maritim, Dayang/Petra Energy, THHeavy, SKPetro, Perdana Pet, Scomi Group, Handal, PetDag, PetGas, PetChem

Logistics: MISC, Armada, MMHE

Conglomerate: DRBHicom, MMC Corp, YTL Corp

Service: POS, Brahims, MAHB, Astro, MYEG, Prestariang, Censof, Paramount

Gaming: Genting Bhd, Genting Mal, BJtoto, MPHB

Construction: IJM Corp, Gamuda, Muhibbah, Mudajaya, Ekovest, Benalec, WCT

Telcos: Telekom, DIGI, Axiata, Time Eng/TimeCom, Redtone, Maxis

Sarawak/Sabah-based: NAIM/HSL/KBB Eng/SCB (SCORE), HSL, CMSB


2013 Cabinet Minister

Prime Minister: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Deputy Prime Minister: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
1. Prime Minister's Department:
Ministers:
Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom
Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar (to be appointed senator)
Datuk Seri Idris Jala (to be appointed senator)
Tan Sri Joseph Kurup
Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim
Nancy Shukri
Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun
Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan (to be appointed senator)
Deputy Ministers:
Datuk Razali Ibrahim
P. Waythamoorthy (to be appointed senator)
2. Finance Ministry:
Minister I: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak
Minister II: Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah
Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Maslan
3. Education Ministry:
Minister I: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin
Minister II Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh
Deputy Minister I: Datuk Mary Yap
Deputy Minister II: P. Kamalanathan
4. Home Affairs Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Deputy Minister: Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar
5. Communication and Multimedia Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek
Deputy Minister: Datuk Jailani Johari
6. International Trade and Industry Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed
Deputy Minister: Hamim Samuri
7. Natural Resources and Environment Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri G. Palanivel
Deputy Minister: Datuk James Dawos Mamit
8. Transport Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (acting)
Deputy Minister: Datuk Aziz Kaprawi
9. Tourism and Culture Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz
Deputy Minister: Datuk Joseph Salang
10. Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Deputy Minister: Datuk Tajuddin Abdul Rahman
11. Defence Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein
Deputy Minister: Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri
12. Works Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Fadillah Yusof
Deputy Minister: Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin
13. Health Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam
Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya
14. Youth and Sports Ministry:
Minister: Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar
Deputy Minister: Datuk M. Saravanan
15. Human Resources Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Richard Riot
Deputy Minister: Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib
16. Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Hasan Malek
Deputy Minister: Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah (to be appointed senator)
17. Women, Family and Community Development Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Rohani Abdul Karim
Deputy Minister: Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun
18. Foreign Affairs Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Anifah Aman
Deputy Minister: Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin
19. Urban Well-being, Housing and Local Government Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahalan
Deputy Minister: Datuk Halimah Sadique
20. Plantation Industries and Commodities Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Douglas Uggah Embas
Deputy Minister: Datuk Noriah Kasnon
21. Rural and Regional Development Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal
Deputy Minister: Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi
22. Federal Territories Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor
Deputy Minister: Datuk Dr J. Loga Bala Mohan
23. Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili
Deputy Minister: Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid
24. Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry:
Minister: Datuk Dr Ewon Ebin
Deputy Minister: Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah

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