Jeniri appointed MPI Administrative Council member
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KUCHING: New Sarawak Tribune’s and Suara Sarawak’s chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Dr Jeniri Amir has been appointed as a member of the Malaysian Press Institute (MPI) Administrative Council.
His appointment will be for a three-year period until 2025. In his letter of appointment, MPI chairman and chief executive officer Datuk Dr Chamil Wariya said Jeniri’s appointment was to represent Sarawak.
“I’m happy to inform that our MPI Administrative Council Members Meeting on Feb 14 has agreed unanimously to appoint Datuk Dr Jeniri as MPI Administrative Council member representing Sarawak.
“As specified by the MPI Constitution, his appointment will be for a three-year period (2023-2025),” he added.
Chamil expressed confidence that the appointment would enable Jeniri to contribute towards developing journalism training in the country.
The former professor and senior lecturer of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), who has conducted countless essay writing and speech texting courses and written 54 book titles, is among the country’s leading political analysts and is widely featured on various TV channels, including Channel News Asia in Singapore, besides being quoted by various media in the country.
He is currently also a senior fellow of the Malaysian Council of Professors (MPN), a board member of the newly established Sarawak Media Group (SMG), a member of the National Unity Ministry think-tank group and a board member of the Postgraduate Communication Studies Programme at the Faculty of Language and Communication, UNIMAS.
He has also written over 3,000 articles and analyses published in various newspapers and magazines in the country.
Among his books are Interview Techniques, Make Money By Writing, Writing a Biography, Rosli Dhoby: Merdeka With Blood, Datu Bandar Abang Mustapha: Freedom Fighter for the Independence of Sarawak and Melanau in Sarawak.