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Mahathir Picks Lim as Finance Minister, Returns Zeti to Council

  • Lim Guan Eng to be finance minister, Zeti to serve as adviser
  • Mahathir has pledged to scrap GST, revive 1MDB investigation
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad named Lim Guan Eng as finance minister and set up an advisory board that includes a billionaire and a former central bank governor to carry out his economic plan.

Mahathir, 92, is forming a council of five elders including palm oil tycoon Robert Kuok, former Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin and Zeti Akhtar Aziz, who led Bank Negara Malaysia for 16 years. The people will be tasked with advising the cabinet and probing government personnel.