Media Prima TV News Chief Resigns
Malaysia’s Media Prima Berhad has announced that Datuk Seri Mohd Ashraf Abdullah will be ending his tenure as Group Managing Editor of News and Current Affairs, Media Prima Television Networks (“MPTN”), effective 20 May 2018. Datuk Seri Ashraf had earlier informed the Board and Management of Media Prima of his intention to step down from his current post.
He started his career in journalism with the New Straits Times as a cadet reporter in 1987. In his 17-year career with the NST, he served the company in various capacities including London Correspondent, Specialist Writer (Politics), Assistant News Editor and News Editor.
He left the daily in 2004 to join Golden Hope Plantations Berhad as the General Manager of Group Corporate Affairs. In 2009, he joined TV3 as Group Editor and was later promoted to Group Managing Editor, News and Current Affairs, Television Networks (TV3, ntv7, 8TV and TV9).
He is a British Government Chevening Scholar and graduated from University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) with a Masters Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy. He is also a Jefferson’s Fellow, having completed his fellowship at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2004.
He received the Darjah Pangkuan Seri Melaka (DPSM) which carries the title “Datuk” from the Governor of Malacca in 2010 and the Darjah Kebesaran Seri Mahkota Wilayah (SMW) which carries the title “Datuk Seri” from the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in 2015.
Datuk Manja Ismail, Deputy Group Managing Editor, News and Current Affairs, MPTN will assume the duties of the Group Managing Editor, News and Current Affairs, MPTN.
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