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.
RANKED 11TH NAJIB RAZAK, MALAYSIA
Attention is shifting towards Malaysia’s general election due in mid-2018 and the opposition party has picked former premier Mahathir Mohamad, the country’s longest-serving leader, as its prime ministerial candidate. So the pressure is on Najib Razak, the scandal-hit incumbent, who also happens to head the country’s finance...