SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 18 (Bernama) — The government will decide soon on the succession plan for a new Bank Negara governor, said Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Speaking to Malaysian journalists at the end of his week-long working visit to the United States here Wednesday (Thursday in Malaysia), Najib said the decision was for the government to make.
Najib was asked to comment on the succession plan and a news report quoting Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz as saying she did not want any politician to take over the position at the central bank.
Zeti, who is due to retire in April, had said in Kuala Lumpur that she would not stay for another term.
She said the process of finding a successor was being undertaken by the Governance Committee of the Bank Negara Malaysia Board which comprises independent directors from the private sector.