BANGSAR, 16 MARCH 2015 – Media Prima Berhad (“MPB” or “the Group”), Malaysia’s largest integrated media group today announced two key senior management positions within the New Straits Times (NST) effective 16 March 2015. The appointments are:
1.Mustapha Kamil Mohd Janor, 54, will assume a new role as Group Editor, New Straits Times, and will manage the overall operations of NST while spearheading the revamp of the country’s oldest English daily with 170 years of history.
Mustapha was NST’s managing editor Business/Lifestyle, overseeing both the Business Times and the Life and Times pull-outs. A veteran journalist with 26 years of experience, Mustapha joined the NST in 1989 as a journalist, before being promoted as Associate Editor BT in 2002. He had also served as NST correspondent based in New York from 1999 to 2002. Mustapha will report to NSTP Group Managing Editor Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid.
2.Yushaimi Maulud Yahaya, 47, is appointed as the NST Deputy Group Editor. Having joined the NST in 1989, Yushaimi was the Editor-in-Chief of Malay Mail before being appointed as NST Executive Editor (News) in 2012. Yushaimi succeeds Abdul Rashid Yusof who has left the company.
Dato’ Sri Amrin Awaluddin, the Group Managing Director of MPB said the new appointments of both Mustapha and Yushaimi will help further raise standards of NST’s print and digital products and strengthen its position as a paper of record with a more compelling content in the face of the challenging media environment. Concurrently, these appointments reflect MPB’s strong succession plan enabling smooth handover of responsibilities and operations, while consolidating MPB’s position as the largest integrated media group in Malaysia.