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Malaysia PM Anwar Ibrahim Names Himself Finance Minister

  • Anwar Ibrahim also announces a full cabinet line up on Friday
  • His first task will be to present a budget in a month or so
Anwar Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim

Photographer: Samsul Said/Bloomberg
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Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim appointed himself as finance chief, betting he’s the best person to sustain the country’s fragile post-pandemic recovery as the economy heads for a slowdown next year.

“I want to begin a new approach” and give local business people and foreign investors confidence in the economy, Anwar, 75, told reporters after announcing the cabinet lineup on Friday.