Friday 1 July 2016

Number two is not so bad

I asked this on June 21,

I asked because someone was telling me so and the whole thing looked interesting.

This is the story related to it yesterday,

Tabung Haji appoints Johan as MD and CEO

According to the report, Datuk Johan Abdullah starts work as the new Tabung Haji big boss today.

So, what happened to Badlisyah?

I called up the guy who gave me the info back then and asked him.

"Hey, how come the info you gave me about Tabung Haji that day was wrong? How come you were so sure about it that day?"

"They changed it last minute la," the guy replied.

"But Badlisyah got to be Johan's deputy, okay," he added.

"Are you sure? I didn't see any story on that," I asked him again.

"Aiya, you check la," he said.

I was actually not very eager about the story in the first place.

Corporate stuff are really not my cup of tea.

I don't even like corporate people too much.

They tend to be too cold and serious and only care about bottom-lines.

No way I'm going to waste my time trying to dig from Tabung Haji for that story.

If they want to be quiet about it, let them be lah.

Maybe they have their own reasons for it.

What difference does it makes anyway?

If Badlisyah got the number two post also not so bad what.

Better than nothing.

If Johan retires, let say next year, he can then take over lah.

One year is not too long. Really not so bad, right?

I however did the minimum - I goggled on it.

Found these,

IFN can officially confirm that Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, former CEO of CIMB Islamic, will join Tabung Haji as deputy MD, effective 1st July.

Badlisyah is also slated to become a board member of Bank Islam, pending regulatory approval. 

You can read Islamic Finance news at


  1. Annie,

    How do they do it?

    Can't get No 1, can still get No 2 PLUS a board seat at Bank Islam.

    The mind boggles.


  2. Annie, why is this Mr. Badlisyah a big deal? Is he terribly competent or will he be full of integrity?

  3. Is something brewing? Put Badlisyah inside as deputy quietly so not too obvious. Then take over Johan since Johan is already at his 'pencen' age.
    All about controlling cash cows.