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Anwar Ibrahim’s Cabinet appeases warlords, but not the public

Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim's Cabinet ended up comprising 28 members instead of the 25 he had initially targeted. PHOTO: BERNAMA
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KUALA LUMPUR - More than a week after taking power, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim made Malaysians wait an extra three hours before unveiling a Cabinet that featured three politicians who lost at the recent general election and a deputy premier facing dozens of graft charges.

He even took the coveted Finance Ministry for himself.

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