Utusan Melayu sees more senior exits

Malay language newspaper Utusan Melayu's group managing director Mohd Noordin Bin Abbas and group editor-in-chief Abdul Aziz Ishak have resigned from the company.

According to a Bursa filing, the company said both resignations were voluntary. Mohd Noordin was appointed to the role of group managing director in May 2014, and held directorships in subsidiaries within Utusan Group, including Utusan Media Sales and Utusan Technology Asia.

Meanwhile, Abdul Aziz joined the company in April 1984 and was promoted to group editor-in-chief in December 2008. He also held directorship in Utusan Group's subsidaries such as Utusan Media Sales.

In May this year, several board directors at Utusan Melayu also resigned as part of an overall restructure at the group. This saw the voluntary resignation of non-executive chairman Tan Sri Mohamad Fatmi Bin Che Salleh, in a Bursa Malaysia filing.

Other members include independent non-executive directors Datuk Seri Tengku Sariffuddin Bin Tengku Ahmad and Encik Jamalul Kiram Bin Mohd Zakaria. Both were also members of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee of the organisation, with the former being the chairman.

Meanwhile, Utusan Melayu also admitted that it had run "false" and "defamatory" news about Anwar Ibrahim and settled the case on 5 October 2016.