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10 October 2011
Shukor Karim is P1s New Chairman

PETALING JAYA - PETALING JAYA The Board of Directors ("the Board") of Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd. ("P1") announced today that Shukor Karim has been appointed as new Chairman of the Board. The appointment is effective 30 September.

Shukor Karim, the newly appointed Chairman of the Company commented, "With joint efforts of the Board, the management team and the entire staff, P1 has grown into an outstanding company. In this new role, I will fulfill my duty to my best endeavor, to enhance the company’s capability of value creation and sustainable growth."

Chief Executive Officer of P1 Michael Lai commented, "En. Shukor Karim has abundant experience in the technology industry in Malaysia. With Shukor’s capable leadership and deep industry knowledge, the management is confident that the company and value for the shareholders are in great hands."

Shukor Karim, 55, joined Green Packet Berhad as an Independent Non-Executive Director in May 2008. He was appointed to the Board of Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd in 2009.

Shukor began his career as a Systems Analyst with the Government of Malaysia (GoM). He remained with the GoM till 1982, when he left to join Sapura Holdings as one of the founding members of Sapura IT. He was with Sapura for 23 years, leaving the group in 2005 as the group's Chief Operating Officer.

During his time in Sapura, he helped develop Sapura into one of Malaysia's largest IT companies with more than 1,000 employees. Among his accomplishments in Sapura, he ran the Apple Computer distribution network in Malaysia, Singapore and parts of the region from 1986 to 2000. He was also involved in the establishment of APIIT, one of Malaysia’s premier IT Universities. He was also Managing Director of STH Consortium which created and implemented the Total Airport Management System (TAMS) for the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). It was the largest civilian systems integration contract awarded by the GoM then.

Shukor was also directly involved in set-up of ADAM 017, Sapura’s cellular network which had more than 150k subscribers, when it was sold to Timedotcom.

Shukor served PIKOM (Persatuan Industri Komputer dan Multimedia Malaysia) in various capacities from 1989 to 2002. He was Chairman of PIKOM from 1993 to 1995. Currently, he is also an Independent, Non-Executive Director of Theta Edge Berhad, a subsidiary of Tabung Haji.

Shukor graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Computation from University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology in 1979.

P1 4G currently has over 338 000 subscribers covering over 50% of the population.


About Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd ("P1"), a subsidiary of Green Packet Berhad with South Korea leading Operator, SK Telecom as second largest shareholder, is Malaysia’s first and leading 4G telecommunications company. P1 4G represents the first large-scale commercial 4G WiMAX deployment in Southeast Asia, and the first large-scale deployment of an 802.16e 2.3GHz WiMAX network outside Korea.

Although LTE is still in its infancy in Malaysia, P1 is already gearing up for 4G LTE transition and deployment through strong strategic partnerships with the worlds largest LTE proponents namely Qualcomm International, China Mobile Limited and being accepted into the elite Global TD-LTE Initiative ("GTI") that encompasses more than half the world’s market potential.
P1’s goal is to bridge the digital divide by making access to the internet universal, ubiquitous and affordable for every Malaysian. P1 hopes to play a major part in realizing the nation’s goal providing Broadband for All.

P1 is the winner of the Red Herring Asia’s Most Innovative Private Technology Company in 2008 and is listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as Malaysia's first WiMAX telco (August 2008). In 2009, P1 bagged the MSC Malaysia APICTA Best of Start-Up Companies award. P1 is awarded the 2010 Most Promising Service Provider of the Year by the prestigious 2010 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards. P1’s "Sudah Potong?" advertising campaign bagged gold at the highly coveted 2010 Malaysia Effie Awards. In 2011, P1 bags the Best Enterprise Brand of the year 2010 from Global Golden Brand Award. At the same time, P1 is awarded by Global Leadership Awards in Internet Category. For more information on P1 4G, visit http://www.p1.com.my/