GLCs need to improve performance: Lim

 Publish date: Mon, 12 Nov 2018, 12:10 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Government-linked companies (GLCs) must practise corporate governance and need to improve on their performance, says Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng.
“That is why the government has come out with directives. We have proper corporate governance, not just public governance for the government, but corporate governance that we must practice,” said Lim.
He said this could be seen clearly when the government stopped politicians from being appointed to the GLC boards.
“All the directors are not from political parties.They are all from the private sector and that is a very important step to direct the focus from politics back to business and performance,” Lim added, when interviewed on the BFM 89.9 Breakfast Grille radio programme.
He was answering questions posed on the GLC transformation agenda as many were seen to have poor quality performances, with substandard return of equities and many waiting for directions.
Lim brushed off market talk of Tun Daim Zainuddin having a hand in the GLCs ecosystem, saying that it was merely a rumour.
“You can’t stop rumours, just as there were rumours about the inheritance tax, capital gains tax, before the 2019 Budget. But, at the end of the day, these rumours will be shown for what they are, just mere rumours,” he said.
Lim was also asked about Daim, a former Finance Minister who is also chairman of the Council of Eminent Persons, and his role in advising the government.
“He (Daim) was appointed by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.But, the Prime Minister has stressed repeatedly that at the end of the day, he gets advice from all sources and of course, Daim for him is one of his principal sources.
“But decisions are made by the Cabinet and by him (PM). Advice is given but not necessarily taken,” he explained.
Lim said Malaysians should respect the role and contributions made by all these people (advisors) to give proper advice pro-bono, including Daim.



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5354 Which GLCs' LGE refer to? FGV, TM, Media, Pos?
13/11/2018 06:23
Muarmali FGV is lousy. You get free sunlight, free ground water, free rain, almost free land, strategic refinery, bulk liquid terminals but can't make handsome profit. MALU!!!
14/11/2018 10:36
Alex™ got subsidy ah?
16/11/2018 23:50
Alex™ bumiputera right!
16/11/2018 23:51
5354_ Why under PH still same? What for change govn?

Alex™ bumiputera right!
16/11/2018 23:51
20/11/2018 03:04
qqq3 Razak created FELDA and it became world best in poverty eradication, even in UN reports...........the son destroyed it.
20/11/2018 03:15
5354_ Listing of FGV in 2012 1 of 2 reasons(the other is 1 MDB) caused BN downfall? When Tun M was PM for 22 years why he never thought listing of FGV is good?
20/11/2018 03:37
qqq3 5354 Najib is always on look out to find places where he can rob, steal and launder money and he found FELDA.

he says cash is King, not the welfare of the settlers.
20/11/2018 03:42
GreatDreamer GLC performance cannot improved much because continued Politician or govt interfernece (eg TM heavy interference by Gohind). LGE or PH say 1 thing, do another thing.
20/11/2018 04:39



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