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The Malaysian Reserve appoints new heads

The Malaysian Reserve has appointed Habhajan Singh (pictured) as its group editor and S Sivanantham as its chief operating officer (COO), effective July 2013.

A Halim A Wahab, the outgoing group editor/COO, has been appointed advisor to the daily business/finance newspaper.

The Malaysian Reserve chief executive officer Syed Mohamed Fazilla Syed Hussain, said Halim is leaving in pursuit of his interest in a non-media related industry.

“Now, Hab and Siva, as they are known in the industry, will take over Halim’s roles. All three are pioneers with this newspaper, having been on board since its inception,” Syed Mohamed Fazilla said.

Sivanantham, who was the chief financial officer before this current appointment, began his career with the audit and business advisory division of Price Waterhouse Coopers in 1989 to 1994. He then joined various organisations in the capacity of finance and administration head.

“He is a key member of the team and is able to provide the required services and advise to the company on matters pertaining to operations and sales & marketing,” said Syed Mohamed Fazilla.

Habhajan will be responsible for overall editorial strategy as well as identifying expansion and marketing opportunities.

He was the newspaper’s executive editor and began his career in journalism with Berita Harian, and later was part of the start-up team for Harian Metro. He later joined Business Times and Malaysian Business.

The Malaysian Reserve was launched in May 2007. It is published by Syed Hussain Publications which has a strategic marketing tie-up with the Redberry Group.

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