Malaysia: Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) has appointed Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Manaf as it group chairman with effect from 1 October 2018. He succeeds interim group chairman Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, who returns to the post of deputy group chairman.
Abdul Rashid started his career in 1970 in the Malaysia Judicial and Legal Service and served as magistrate, president, sessions court and Senior Federal Counsel to the Income Tax Department. He left government service in 1997 to pursue his career as a practicing lawyer and subsequently in business. Notably he became one of the principal legal advisers to the Renong Conglomerate, with involvement in various Federal Government transactions.
He has held key positions in local corporations, including chairman of S P Setia, Loh & Loh Corporation, Pohmay Holdings and SMIS Corporation. Abdul Rashid also set up Eco World Development Group, a property development company.