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Top financial analyst joins DAP!

Malaysiakini.com has yet to report this news, but the Malaysian Insider has broken news on top financial analyst Teh Chi-Chang becoming DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng's financial advisor. The place was previously held by Tony Pua, who is now more than busy with his Parliamentary duties. A Malaysian Insider excerpt:

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 — In a comfortably worn blue-collared T-shirt, beige slacks and a hefty backpack slung over one scrawny shoulder, Teh Chi-Chang looked more like your average University Malaya economics undergraduate than the mighty economics consultant that he most assuredly is.

At only 37, the Ipoh-born, taichi-loving Teh is the new economics advisor to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, replacing Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua who now has his hands full dealing with national publicity.

Teh's responsibilities are two-fold: to advise the secretary-general on macro-economic policies; and to act as a human resource centre to the party on all economic matters.

Two weeks ago, he conducted a workshop to brief the DAP MPs on the current global economic situation and how it translates to the domestic scene. It was sort of an Economics 101.

"They come from different backgrounds. Most don't have a good grasp of economic terms. Being able to communicate concepts clearly is key to the success of an economic policy as well," he said.

Full Article here.

Will post when Malaysiakini posts this news item.

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