Malaysia to have new multimedia panel chief, expected to shake up telecoms sector

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KUALA LUMPUR - Low-key corporate executive Al-Ishsal Ishak is the next chairman of the Malaysian Commission for Multimedia and Communications (MCMC), the powerful watchdog agency supervising the country's communications and multimedia sectors.

Minister of Communications and Multimedia Gobind Singh Deo signed off on Mr Al-Ishsal's appointment earlier this month and his two-year contract takes effect from Tuesday (Sept 18), government officials with direct knowledge of the matter told The Straits Times.

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