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Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid

Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid

Group Managing Editor, The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd., Malaysia

Datuk Abdul Jalil Abdul Hamid is the Group Managing Editor of The New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd. He was appointed to the position in October 2011.

Prior to this, he headed the National Communications Team, a unit under the Prime Minister’s Office. The Unit was set up to help spearhead strategic communications advice and planning for the government.

Before his stint at the Prime Minister’s office, Datuk Abdul Jalil was the Senior General Manager and Head of Corporate Affairs Department at the Securities Commission Malaysia where he was in charge of planning, developing and executing overall communications strategies as well as managing stakeholder relationship and issue management for the capital market regulator.

Previously, he worked for Reuters for 18 successful years. Among the positions he held were Chief Political Correspondent and Deputy Bureau Chief for Reuters in Malaysia and Brunei between 1998 to 2008. He covered the 1997/1998 Asian financial crisis and the challenging Malaysian political and economic developments.

He was also posted to Reuters offices in London, Singapore and Jakarta during his service, whereby he covered commodities for the European markets, equities and general and political news.

Datuk Abdul Jalil earlier served Bernama for seven years in several capacities including as the Acting Economic News Editor and Johor Bureau Chief.

Datuk Abdul Jalil graduated from ITM with a degree in mass communication, majoring in journalism. He also attended journalism fellowship programmes in the United States and Japan. He is currently a member of the Bernama board of directors.

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