Zuki is new chief sec to govt

PETALING JAYA: Putrajaya has named Mohd Zuki Ali as the new chief secretary to the government, replacing Ismail Bakar, who is retiring.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said the appointment had received the consent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

A statement from the PMO said Zuki, 58, had been working in the public service for 28 years and previously held portfolios within the finance, home, education, rural and regional development, and natural resources and environment ministries.

Zuki, who received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Singapore’s Nanyang University, has also served at the Istana Negara, PMO, Sarawak state secretariat and as the secretary-general at the defence ministry.

The PMO expressed gratitude to Ismail for his service.