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Malaysian finance official set to be central bank governor

He will replace Zeti, who steps down as Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor on April 30 after 16 years

Reuters  |  Kuala Lumpur 

A top Malaysian finance ministry official is set to be appointed central bank governor to replace Zeti Akhtar Aziz next week, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified sources. Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah will replace Zeti, who steps down as Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) governor on April 30 after 16 years at the helm, the newspaper said. When contacted by Reuters, Mohd Irwan said in a text message he did not know if he had been shortlisted for the role. A spokesman at the Prime Minister's Office told Reuters he would not comment on speculation. A central bank ...

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First Published: Sat, March 12 2016. 14:17 IST
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