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Malaysia's Economic Fortunes Lie in the Hands of These 5 People

Pooi Koon Chong
Malaysia's Economic Fortunes Lie in the Hands of These 5 People

Malaysia’s 92-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is moving quickly to meet his 100-day campaign pledges that helped sweep him into office. To help him do that, he appointed a team of five advisers who are well-known in official and business circles in Malaysia, with most of them having worked with the prime minister during his more than two decades in office previously. The group will work alongside Mahathir’s pick for finance minister, Lim Guan Eng, who was sworn into office on Monday along with Azmin Ali, who will run a newly created economic affairs portfolio.