SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 Malaysia's state
pension fund has hired Goldman Sachs to consider its options
with the fund's 41 percent stake in RHB Capital Berhad
, according to people familiar with the matter, which
include a plan to buy the rest of the bank.
RHB, Malaysia's fourth-largest bank, has a market
capitalisation of $6.8 billion. Its second-largest shareholder,
Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investment, holds a 22 percent stake.
Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Aabar were not
immediately available to comment. A spokeswoman for Goldman
Sachs declined to comment.