Malaysian leisure liner group Star Cruises said on Thursday its president and chief executive Colin Au has stepped down due to medical reasons.
"Star Cruises wishes to announce that Mr. Colin Au has resigned as president and chief executive and director of Star Cruises on medical grounds today," the company said in a statement.
It did not say exactly what Au's medical problems were but added that it wished him an early recovery.
"Mr. Au has been with Star Cruises since (its) inception," the statement said. "It is with much regret that the Board accepts his resignation."
The statement said Lim Kok Thay, chairman of Star Cruises, will assume Au's positions.