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PKR deputy president gets wider powers


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 9 Jun 2018

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali (left) with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. As Economic Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Azmin will oversee Malaysia's biggest firms, including Petronas and Khazanah, say sources.PHOTO: AZMIN ALI/FACEBOOK.

PKR deputy president Azmin Ali (left) with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. As Economic Affairs Minister, Datuk Seri Azmin will oversee Malaysia's biggest firms, including Petronas and Khazanah, say sources.PHOTO: AZMIN ALI/FACEBOOK.

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is entrusting deputy president of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Datuk Seri Azmin Ali with wide powers over the economy, the latest move that could stoke rivalries within parties of the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition and allow him to gain the upper hand over premier-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim.

Sources told The Straits Times that Azmin, as Minister of Economic Affairs, will oversee Malaysia's biggest companies, including state oil giant Petronas, sovereign wealth fund Khazanah and savings manager Perbadanan Nasional Berhad, which are collectively worth more than RM1tril.

Mahathir Mohamad , Azmin Ali , Politics

   

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