Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana) (English: Malaysian Infrastructure Limited) is a 100% government-owned company which was set up by Ministry of Finance (Malaysia) as a corporate body established under the Minister of Finance (Incorporation) Act 1957 to own the assets of multi-modal public transport operator Malaysia, under the government’s move to restructure the city’s public transport system. It is one of the largest public-transport companies in Malaysia other than Konsortium Transnasional Berhad. As a government-owned company since 1998, it operates stage bus and light metro services via several wholly owned subsidiaries.
26 July 2018
PETALING JAYA: Prasarana Malaysia Bhd chairman Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar is said to have quit his post at the public transportation company.
Prasarana has been under the spotlight recently after Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng blamed the company’s poor management for the massive cost increase of the ongoing light rail transit line 3 (LRT3) project.
Sources said that Khalid, 61, tendered his resignation on Monday. The former inspector-general of police was made chairman in September last year following his retirement from the police force.
With his resignation, Khalid joins a growing list of high-profile resignations following Pakatan Harapan’s stunning election win in May.
6 June 2018
No more sweetheart deals for VIPs
ONE of perks of serving the Barisan Nasional government well was that retirement meant never having to say goodbye to perks.
Several former ministers were given positions in the administration, ministerial status, an office, diplomatic passport and a salary of about RM20,000 a month.
Retired senior civil servants were appointed to the board of government-linked companies, with loyalty more than merit being the chief consideration.
Government officials told The Malaysian Insight, however, that these retired civil servants will be issued termination letters soon or their contracts will not be renewed.
Among them are former inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar, former MIC president S. Samy Vellu and former adviser to the government Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
This move, the officials said, was part of a cost-cutting drive launched by the Pakatan Harapan administration to cut superfluous jobs across the board.
Putrajaya believes that the job cuts will save some RM500,000 a month. This amount will not put a dent on the government’s debt but shows the determination to cut excess at every level.
It is understood that the new government also wants to put an end to the practice of rewarding VIPs to positions in GLCS, when they were not the best qualified to helm those jobs.
After retiring from the force last September, Khalid was appointed chairman of Prasarana, the government entity that owns public transport assets.
Samy Vellu was appointed by Najib Razak as the special envoy to India and South Asia and former MCA president, Ong Ka Ting, 62, is chairman of the Malaysia China Business Council (MCBC).
Several other BN component party leaders have been appointed special advisers to minister. For example, MyPPP chief M. Kayveas was the special adviser to the transport minister.
November 20, 2017
Najib explains why ex-IGP was named as Prasarana chairman
KUALA LUMPUR: Former inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar was appointed non-executive chairman of Kumpulan Prasarana Malaysia Berhad because of his integrity, experience and capability, said Prime Minister Najib Razak.
“His leadership capability was proven throughout his career in the police force which he joined in 1976.
“The wide and deep knowledge Khalid has in the security field will be of help in beefing up the security of Prasarana’s public transport services,” he added in a written reply to the Dewan Rakyat today.
Najib was asked by Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (Amanah-Kota Raja) to explain the qualifications and experience of Khalid in the public transport field.
Khalid was appointed chairman of Prasarana, which is wholly owned by the finance ministry, on Sept 5, one day after he stepped down as IGP on compulsory retirement.
He replaced Ismail Adam whose appointment expired on Aug 31.
6 September 2017
The Twitter King’s unfinished business
Deaths in custody and the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh and a host of others are just some of Khalid Abu Bakar’s unfinished business.
In his farewell speech, Khalid said that he had no unfinished business.
How can that be when there is much that his successor still has to correct?
The badge Khalid once wore, is symbolic. It carries a heavy responsibility. The job of IGP can be rewarding, but only if it is carried out without fear or favour. The IGP’s ultimate task is to protect good people and to lock up the bad ones. His main responsibility is to make Malaysia safe, and not arbitrarily arrest opposition politicians, social activists, social media users and cartoonists.
Two memorable incidents occurred, when Khalid was the Chief Police Officer for Selangor, and before he became the IGP. The death in custody of A Kugan, whom the PDRM said died of asthma and “sudden death”. The brutal shooting of teenager Aminulrasyid Amzah, because he took his sister’s car for a joy ride, is another travesty of justice.
Khalid was in contempt of court, when he ignored a Court order to find the missing daughter of Indira Gandhi, and arrest the estranged former husband and convert, Riduan Abdullah, who had kidnapped their daughter. Khalid cannot use shariah law as an excuse, for inaction.
When ushering in the New Year in 2014, Khalid said he welcomed the re-introduction of the ISA because he believed it would improve internal security and public order.
How does he explain the unfinished business of the disappearances of Pastor Raymond Koh, Amri Che Mat, Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife Ruth?
As we welcome the new IGP, we would like to reiterate that the Malaysian public is not the enemy. We wish to clean-up our police force, as we are alarmed that certain policemen are on good terms with gang members, who are involved in illegal gambling and prostitution syndicates.
Amongst other things, we hope that under the leadership of the new IGP, there will be an end to custodial deaths, and the speedy implementation of an independent police commission to improve justice and police accountability.
Mariam Mokhtar is an FMT columnist.
The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of FMT.
5 September 2017
Ex-IGP Khalid Abu Bakar to head public transport operator Prasarana; also a Special Envoy combatting terror, extremism & human trafficking.
Ex-IGP Khalid made chairman of Prasarana
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak named Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar as the group chairman of Prasarana today.
Khalid retired as the Inspector-General of Police as he reached the mandatory retirement age of 60 today.
He was replaced by Special Branch chief Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
Aside from the Prasarana post, Khalid was additionally appointed as the special envoy to enhance relations for efforts against terrorism, extremism, and human trafficking.
Read more at http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/ex-igp-khalid-made-chairman-of-prasarana#gKT9iY68JssbsC1O.99