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Anwar Unveils List Of Deputy Ministers, UMNO SecGen Enters Finance Ministry


UMNO Secretary General Ahmad Maslan will become Deputy Finance Minister in Anwar Ibrahim Cabinet, the Premier announced after an audience with Malaysia's Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

  • Most ministries were allocated one Deputy Minister, but the Finance Ministry has two, with DAP's Steven Sim tapped to become the second one.
  • Reminder that Anwar decided to become Finance Minister himself as he vowed to make improving the condition of the economy his priority.
  • Malay Mail notes that Deputy Ministers are generally from different parties than their bosses, seemingly as a check-and-balance strategy.

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