When a resignation is not a resignation

Read all about it -- Sime Darby''s group chief executive is still at the helm.

Executives at The Sun newspaper in Malaysia seem to have forgotten the first rule in journalism -- check your facts. On Friday evening, the newspaper put out a radio advertisement for its Saturday edition with the exhortation for readers to find out about the shock resignation of Sime Darby's group chief executive, Tan Sri Nik Mohammed Yaacob. Trouble was, he had not resigned.

What he had done was resign from the company's audit committee and sent the appropriate forms to the KLSE. Under the filing he had indicated that he was resigning from the committee but was still very much staying with the company. In a subsequent release, Sime Darby announced that in...

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