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MOF explains why its sec-gen wears many hats

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Besides being the country's treasurer-general, Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah also has a role on the board of at least 20 government entities and government-linked companies (GLCs).

In a parliamentary written reply, the Finance Ministry said a government official sits on the board of directors in the companies parked under Minister of Finance Inc (MoF Inc), to safeguard the interests of the government.

"(This is to) ensure government policies are carried out in line with the objective of its establishment," the ministry told Teresa Kok (DAP-Seputeh).

Kok had asked the rationale behind the appointment of Irwan in more than 20 GLCs, which included 1MDB, Petronas, and TRX City Sdn Bhd...

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