Imri Mokhtar, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer / Chief Operating Officer commenting on the results:
“2018 was undoubtedly one of the most challenging times TM has ever faced. We worked tirelessly to address the competitive landscape and industry dynamics, without losing focus on our strategies and organisational mission. We took a big hit but this has only strengthened our resolve to make good on what we need to deliver to all our stakeholders.
We are continuing on our next phase of transformation via the PIP2019-2021 to ensure our resilience and long-term sustainability towards shaping a “New TM” that reinforces customer centricity. The “New TM” does not mean that we are going to emerge as something totally “different”. The “New TM” is TM as you have always known it, in an enhanced state. All that we, as an organisation, have stood for all these years still remain the same and relevant. We have always been at the frontier of each telecommunication technology evolution in the nation. Our vast and deep experience has equipped us with the right tools, people and mindset to elevate Malaysia into a Digital Nation through connectivity & digital infrastructure. The “New TM” will remain as Malaysia’s Convergence Champion for all - consumers and businesses alike.
In transforming to become the ‘New TM” by 2021, we will incrementally and continuously improve on how we do things, in a new and simpler way, in order to serve you better. We will be here for our customers as a one-stop shop, enabling them to access our multitude of offerings and effortless support to fulfil all of their digital lifestyle needs.
Beyond just connectivity, TM ONE, our Enterprise and Public sector cluster will focus and solidify our strength in serving 7 key industry verticals – Banking and Finance, Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Health and Education, Defence and Security, Public Shared Services and Retail. TM GLOBAL, our global and wholesale arm, will continue to serve as the industry backbone, connecting Malaysia to the world via our connectivity and digital infrastructure.
Customer centricity is our true north. Our key priorities this year will be to deliver customer excellence, drive high performance whilst we continue to explore new frontiers of growth through continuous innovation that is inspired by customer insights. We will also work towards futureproofing our people through capability-building, future-skilling and new ways of working. Our philosophy of ‘customers first and simplicity’ will be at the core of everything that we do. On the customer front, we are able to serve our customers better across products from end-to-end with our converged networks of fixed and wireless; connected seamlessly with ICT infrastructure and digital platforms.
In the meantime, we will continue sweating our assets to optimise performance and achieve better focus through convergence. We will leverage on connectivity to defend and grow our core business and partnership ecosystems to explore new businesses. We will also prudently manage our costs to deliver better value for investors, shareholders and stakeholders. With these priorities, we remain committed to deliver the best of our solutions and the best of experience - towards making “Life and Business Easier for a Better Malaysia”.”