Tony Pua And Dr Ong Kian Ming Are Helping Out The Finance Ministry For Free

The DAP MPs have been appointed as special officers for a six-month period.

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Tony Pua and Dr Ong Kian Ming are sharing their expertise with Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng as special officers to the ministry, free of charge

Tony Pua (left), Lim Guan Eng (middle), and Ong Kian Ming (right) at the Ministry of Finance on Tuesday, 22 May.

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"We have been appointed with no pay and we are just basically helping out," Pua told The Star

He explained that their services were required for a six-month period as "The minister needs hands to help him settle down in the next few months."

Though their appointments are temporary, Ong said that the Democratic Action Party's (DAP) MPs would serve the ministry for as long as their help is needed

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"I am glad that my past five years of going through the many financial statements of statutory boards and incorporated bodies will be put to good use," said the Bangi MP, who was previously a regional consultant in USCI Blue Ocean Strategy Consulting.

"We will be based at the ministry unless sent elsewhere by the Prime Minister," he added.

Pua has denied that the pair were "the brains" behind Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's operations

The Damansara MP, who used to be a consultant in Accenture, said that, "We have a team of people working. We have a lot of work ahead of us," The Star reported.

The DAP politicians can be seen accompanying Lim Guan Eng on his first day of duty at the Ministry of Finance:

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