Mahathir and Guan Eng

PUTRAJAYA: Finance minister Lim Guan Eng has explained that he made the disclosures on financial scandals such as those linked to 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) as he was directed to do so by the prime minister.

“I am not the prime minister and have no power to instruct other ministers to expose financial scandals that come under my ministry’s purview,” he said in response to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim’s comment.

Anwar remarked during an interview with Astro Awani that Lim should focus on boosting investors’ confidence while leaving it to other ministries and government agencies to expose wrongdoings.

The Democratic Action Party (DAP) Secretary-General said in a statement that he appreciated Anwar’s input and the people’s views and feedback…