Former Malaysia PM Abdullah Badawi replaces Mahathir as adviser to state oil giant Petronas

May 13, 2016

Old news, but hey…

Dateline 2016-03-25, Straits Times:

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has been endorsed by the Cabinet as the new adviser to state oil and gas company Petronas, Premier Najib Tun Razak announced on Friday (March 25), replacing another former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad whose services were terminated earlier this month.

Tun Abdullah’s appointment is effective April 1, Malaysia media reported.

“The decision to terminate the appointment of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was made by the Cabinet since he was no longer supporting the present government, especially with the launch of ‘Deklarasi Rakyat’ (Citizen’s Declaration) together with opposition leaders,” Najib said in a statement reported by state news agency Bernama.