Anwar's experience needed to help stabilise economy, says Nik Nazmi

Nik Nazmi at the launch of his book with Dr Maszlee. – Bernama

SHAH ALAM: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's previous experience as finance minister is needed to stabilise the economy, says Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

The Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Minister said the Prime Minister, who also holds the portfolio of Finance Minister could draw on his previous experience from his stint in the 1990s to deal with the current economic crisis.

"Anwar is qualified because he once steered the country in the 1990s (during an economic crisis), so it is very important for someone like Anwar to steer the country's economy," he said after launch of his book, "Anak Malaysia: Sebuah Perjalanan Politik Progresif" in conjunction with the Selangor International Book Fair at Wisma Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam here on Sunday (Dec 4).

The book, which details the Setiawangsa MP's story and his thoughts on Malaysian politics, was launched by former education minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

Anwar served as finance minister from 1991 to 1998 and deputy prime minister from 1993 to 1998.

The Tambun MP was also recognised as Asia's best finance minister in the 1990s. – Bernama

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