31 Jul – Earlier last month, FINAS revealed its new chairman in the form of Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said, the Member of Parliament for Pengerang, Johor.
However, just forty days after her new appointment, Azalina has confirmed that she would have to resign from the position after recently being named Minister in the Prime Minister Department.
Though surprised by the sudden reappointment as a Cabinet member, announced last Tuesday, Azalina is taking it in stride and only hopes for the her replacement to be an UMNO representative who will give more priority to local filmmakers.
It is not yet known who will be taking over as the new FINAS chairman.
Azalina took over the position from Datuk Md Afendi Hamdan, who held the chairman position from 1 September 2011 until 31 January 2015.
(Photo source: Laksou)