Anwar: I'm not thinking of helming Finance Ministry for now


PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim says he has not decided if he should hold the finance portfolio in his new Cabinet.

"We will look into all possibilities and so far, I haven’t considered this," he told reporters after Friday prayers in Masjid Putra on Friday (Nov 25).

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Asked about his first day as Prime Minister, Anwar said there were many pending issues that needed to be solved.

"Today (has been) good but we were busy with several big issues that have to be looked into," said Anwar, who arrived at the mosque at 1pm before heading back to Perdana Putra at 2pm.

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He was received by a huge crowd at the mosque and there were chants of "reformasi" as he made his way in.

The Pakatan Harapan chairman previously promised a leaner Cabinet with reduced ministerial salaries.

Anwar was the former finance minister and also deputy to former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad before being sacked in 1998.

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