Central Banking

Malaysia ex-cbank chief named Mahathir's adviser

MALAYSIA - Former Malaysian central bank governor Ali Abul Hassan Sulaiman has been named as a special economic adviser to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, the official Bernama news agency said on Apr 16, 2001.

Ali, who retired as the governor of central Bank Negara in April 2000, earlier headed the economic planning unit in the Prime Minister's department.

He was named to head the central bank in September 1998, shortly after the government imposed capital controls and pegged the ringgit curre