fbpx
Connect with us

News

Guan Eng Must First Be Cleared of Corruption Case Before Becoming Finance Minister

Published

- World Of Buzz
Source: Berita Harian & Nikkei Asian Review

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Everyone is excited about the newly appointed Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng. However, he cannot assume his duties just yet as he is unfortunately, currently involved in some cases that are stopping him from taking his oath.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, was named Finance Minister by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, but he will only be sworn-in officially once he is cleared of his corruption case, according to The Star.

“Every minister must be someone who is qualified for the position,” Dr M told reporters after meeting with ministry secretaries-general to explain the functions and roles of the new government here yesterday.

“If there is a case against such a person, we cannot appoint him or her.”

When asked who would be in charge for now, Tun Dr Mahathir said that he is not taking charge of the Finance Ministry, but all matters regarding it will be reported to him.

“We have a panel which will look into the work at the ministry. Some implementations which can be carried out, will be carried out.”

“For some, we will need to wait until the minister is appointed,” Dr M said.

Dr Mahathir then added that he does not have an alternative candidate for the position. It goes without saying that for ministries where a decision has to be made but the head has not been appointed, matters will be brought to the Prime Minister, who will be supported by an economic advisory council, which includes people like former central bank Governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, according to The Edge Markets.

Guannengnan.transformed

Source: berita daily

Lim Guan Eng, 58, is currently involved in two cases.

The first one being, he was put on trial for misusing his position as a public officer to gain gratification for himself and his wife, Betty Chew Gek Cheng. He had approved the application for the conversion of agriculture land to a public housing zone to a company called Magnificent Emblem Sdn Bhd in south-west Penang.

Secondly, he also misused his position to acquire a piece of land and a bungalow at 25 Jalan Pinhorn, George Town, from businesswoman, Phang Li Koon. He purchased them for a price of RM2.8 million, which was a price that was not commensurate with the property’s market value at the time of RM4.27 million.

Press Tour Lge Bungalow Bernama E1526356373197

Source: malay mail

Despite these cases, Lim, being an accountant by profession, is seen as a safe pair of hands to restore the country’s economy. He also has a solid track record in the Penang state, as he has contributed substantially to the economy even though it is a small state.

We have been waiting for decades for a new Malaysia, so what’s a few more weeks or months of waiting for our new Finance Minister to be cleared of these cases before being sworn-in?

 

Also read: Malaysia’s Financial Health is So Atrocious, Guan Eng Has LOTS Of Work to Do

 - World Of Buzz

 


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Igp Clarifies Pdrm License Senior Citizen Igp Clarifies Pdrm License Senior Citizen
News17 hours ago

IGP Clarifies That PDRM Never Discussed Limiting Driving Licence To Senior Citizens

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah yesterday clarified that the proposal to limit the issuing of...

Dead Penyu Found On Terengganu Beach Dead Penyu Found On Terengganu Beach
News17 hours ago

Female Turtle Found Dead In Terengganu, Allegedly Drowned When It Was Trapped In A Net

As human beings slowly getting back to living normally, sadly, our effects on nature come with it too. The latest...

State Ft State Ft
News21 hours ago

Senior Minister: Interstate Travel May Be Allowed In 3 Weeks

Malaysians may soon be able to travel across states, according to Senior Minister Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. According to...

Pdrm Suggests Senior Citizens Be Assessed Before Renewing Drivers License Pdrm Suggests Senior Citizens Be Assessed Before Renewing Drivers License
News2 days ago

PDRM Proposes ‘Ability To Drive’ Assessment For Senior Citizens Before They Can Renew Their License

PDRM has suggested that the government needs to set a new requirement for senior citizens before they can renew their...

Sri Lankan Shaman Dies Of Covid 19 Sri Lankan Shaman Dies Of Covid 19
News2 days ago

Sri Lanka’s Famous Shaman Who Allegedly Claims He Could Cure Covid-19 Dies Due To The Virus

A high-profile shaman from Sri Lanka who claimed he was able to stop the spread of the virus in his...

Az Gap Decreased To 6 Weeks Az Gap Decreased To 6 Weeks
News2 days ago

YB Khairy: Interval Between 1st & 2nd Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Shortened To 6 Weeks

The Minister of Health, YB Khairy Jamaluddin informed that the period between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca...

Skid Skid
News3 days ago

Lorry Driver High On Drugs Falls Asleep On The Wheel & Loses Control Of Vehicle On NKVE

A lorry driver lost control of his vehicle after falling asleep on the wheel and skidded on the NKVE heading...

My Post 2021 09 24T142119.604 1 My Post 2021 09 24T142119.604 1
News3 days ago

M’sian Man In Somalia Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail For Assisting Terrorist Organisation

A 34-year-old Malaysian man named Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Somali military...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY