KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali today announced the appointment of the secretary-general (KSU) for four ministries.
They are Datuk Seri Dr Zaini Ujang as the secretary-general of the Environment Ministry; Datuk Seri Dr Mazlan Yusoff (Higher Education Ministry); Datuk Zainal Abidin Abu Hassan (Housing and Local Government Ministry) and Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek (Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Ministry).
Their appointment takes effect today, Mohd Zuki said in a media statement today.
Zaini, 55, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia; a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Newcastle University (formerly the University of Newcastle upon Tyne) and a doctorate, also from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.
He has vast experience in education, planning, research and environment, especially in water technology, having once served as the secretary-general of the Energy, Green Technology and Water Ministry, and also at the Higher Education Ministry.
Mazlan, a history graduate from Universiti Malaya, also holds a Masters’ Degree in Science Policies from the University of Saitama, in Japan, and a doctorate in management from Hull University in the United Kingdom.
He has vast experience in the management and modernisation of the public service and had served as director-general of the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit at the Prime Minister’s Department.
Zainal Abidin, 58, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New Haven University, Connecticut, in the United States.
He has served in various fields, including finance, research and enforcement and had served as deputy secretary-general (Security) at the Home Ministry.
Mohammad, 56, is a mathematics graduate, who also holds a master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, in the United States.
He has vast experience in human resource management, research and policies, and was formerly secretary-general of the Housing and Local Government Ministry and Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) director-general. – Bernama