Analysts say they are satisfied with the ‘forthright’ performance of Malaysia’s finance minister Lim Guan Eng. Photo: Bloomberg

Policy flip-flops, wary investors: can Lim Guan Eng prove his mettle in Mahathir’s Malaysia?

The freshly minted finance minister has had to allay concerns about his credentials while jousting with defeated leader Najib Razak, all while investors and detractors foreign and domestic await his inaugural budget

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Analysts say they are satisfied with the ‘forthright’ performance of Malaysia’s finance minister Lim Guan Eng. Photo: Bloomberg
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.