Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim formally took over as finance minister today.
Datuk Anis Rizana Mohd Zainudin, deputy secretary-general of Treasury (Investment), and Datin Rashidah Mohd Sies, deputy secretary-general of Treasury (Management), were also there to meet the Prime Minister.
He arrived to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) building compound at 7.58 a.m., dressed in a blue suit, and was greeted by Datuk Johan Mahmood Merican, deputy secretary-general of Treasury (Policy).
Anwar, 75, was then seen entering his level 12 office for a closed-door briefing with MOF officials.
On November 24, Anwar was sworn in before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
Anwar, 75, previously served as finance minister for eight years, from 1991 to 1998, during Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s presidency.
Anwar revealed the Cabinet line-up for the unity administration on December 2, including two Deputy Prime Ministers and 25 Cabinet ministers.
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