Boustead Plantations appoints Umno politicians to board

Datuk Ismail Lasim

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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 1): Boustead Plantations Bhd has appointed Datuk Ismail Lasim, the Umno assemblyman for Juasseh, as its new independent non-executive chairman, with immediate effect.

Ismail, 61, has been a member of the Negeri Sembilan state legislative assembly from 1999 till now, and held the position of state executive council member for Negeri Sembilan from 2004 to 2018, according to Boustead Plantations in a statement. The trained lawyer also practised law as an Advocate and Solicitor at Messrs Halim & Ismail from 1985 to 2004.

Abdul Aziz Julkarnain

Additionally, Boustead Plantations has appointed Abdul Aziz Julkarnain, Sabah Umno Youth chief, as its independent non-executive director, effective today.

The group said Abdul Aziz, 42, is currently the managing director (MD) of TRH Builders Sdn Bhd, as well as a director of MYIB Group. He is also MD of Hashim & Julkarnain Perunding Sdn Bhd, besides being a project coordinator for Intiutama Sdn Bhd.

Shares of Boustead Plantation closed up 3.5 sen or 9.09% to 42 sen, valuing it at RM940.8 million.