Najib Razak: finance minister/PM faces poll pressure

We continue our ranking of the region's finance ministers with Malaysia's Najib Razak. The taint of scandal claims, high public debt and slowing export growth all weigh against him.

Najib Razak: finance minister/PM faces poll pressure

In our criteria for FinanceAsia's Finance Minister of the Year study, we made clear that we would penalise finance ministers when they, through their actions or speeches, detracted from the credibility and prestige of the institutions they represent.

The next entry on our list provides a prime example.


Attention is shifting towards Malaysia’s general election due in mid-2018 and the opposition...

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