PETALING JAYA: Former PKR division chief Zakaria Abdul Hamid (pic) has been appointed as the brand new chairman of the Nationwide Movie Improvement Company Malaysia (Finas), in response to the Communications and Multimedia Ministry.
Zakaria shall be changing Datuk Hans Isaac, who had served as Finas chairman since April 2019.
KRU Music chief govt officer Datuk Norman Abdul Halim, in the meantime, was appointed because the deputy Finas chairman.
The 2 appointments take impact for 2 years starting Could 23, stated the Communications and Multimedia Ministry.
In keeping with the press assertion by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, Zakaria was a social activist and a businessman with a level in city planning from the California State College within the US.
Norman, however, has extensive expertise within the native and worldwide media and leisure trade, stated the ministry.
“The ministry is assured that they are going to perform their duties with full dedication and efforts in redeveloping Finas, ” the ministry added.
Final November, Zakaria, who was the previous PKR division chief, was stripped of his occasion membership following corruption allegations introduced in opposition to him by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Fee.
Zakaria, who had appealed in opposition to his dismissal, has since maintained his innocence and described his sacking as a breach of ideas of justice by sure high leaders in Pakatan Harapan.