Malaysian central bank governor Zeti: I'm staying on

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KUALA LUMPUR - Bank Negara Governor Tan Sri Zeti Akthar Aziz (pix) has quelled speculation that she may be resigning.

"I certainly will remain in office until my term ends. It's a five-year term and my term ends next year," she told the press at a briefing at Bank Negara on Thurday morning.

When asked if she intended to remain in her current position beyond the expiration of the term she replied: "Right now, I'd say I'd like to write a book upon my retirement."

"I would have been in office for 16 years and also completed 35 years of service to Bank Negara and the country. I believe Bank Negara Malaysia is a solid institution and will go on to greater heights," said Zeti.