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Can Malaysia's new Finance Minister Zafrul Aziz steer country through current economic quagmire?

As nation's distressed economy functions as his acid test, seasoned banker's deep knowledge of region's capital markets should come in handy very quickly

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In a recent interview with CNA, Mr Zafrul has gone on record as saying: "I am not a politician. I hope I will be able to do what I need to do and focus on my immediate challenges."

Singapore

AS Malaysia confronts the blow dealt by Covid-19, which this week drove the country to shutter businesses and schools and curb travels until end-March, the direction of the vulnerable, open economy rests in the hands of newbie Finance Minister Zafrul Aziz.

Mr Zafrul, a...

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