Malaysiakini Special Report

After two decades abroad, 1MDB forced Radzi to return

Shakira Buang  |  Published:  |  Modified:

INTERVIEW | Of the many who have become part of Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s cabinet, perhaps few are more unfamiliar than Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin.

Radzi has been handed the task of helping to lead the newly created ministry despite his relative lack of political experience.

In an interview with Malaysiakini, the Bersatu member admitted that he is less well-known than other Pakatan Harapan leaders.

This is mostly because Radzi had been living in Hobart, Australia for over 20 years.

The calm surrounding Hobart’s mountains made it easy for him to cast aside plans to return to Malaysia – until the 1MDB issue broke out...

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