KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 (Bernama) -- The recent appointment of key ministers by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad sends a signal to the market that Malaysia is undergoing a stable transition of power to the Pakatan Harapan government, said a Singapore-based academician.
Dr Oh Ei Sun, Adjunct Senior Fellow of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, said the appointment of DAP Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng as Finance Minister-designate, would go further in reassuring the international business community that Malaysia was serious in tackling corruption and valued the rule of law in its business dealings.
"That is because Lim, as the Penang Chief Minister previously, has at least a 10-year record of handling the state's finance," he told Bernama News Channel on Tuesday when asked to share his views on the recent appointment of Cabinet members.
Apart from Lim, Parti Amanah Negara President Mohamad Sabu was named as Defence Minister and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as Home Minister.
The three will join the Prime Minister and his deputy, PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail, in a Cabinet line-up that will eventually have 25 members.....