PUTRAJAYA — Feb. 11, 2019: The Prime Minister’s Office today announced the formation of the Economic Action Council tasked with scrutinising and making decisions regarding economic and financial affairs and the people’s well-being.
Its main objectives are to promote sustainable economic growth, ensure equitable distribution of wealth and enhance the people’s well-being.
“The council is formed to act on the feedback of ordinary people on the problems they face, especially with the economy,” said a statement.
The council will also examine issues relating to cost of living, manpower needs, poverty and home ownership.
Members of the council are:
Datuk Seri Azmin Ali – Economic Affairs Minister
Lim Guan Eng – Finance Minister
Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking – International Trade and Industry Minister
Baru Bian – Works Minister
Dr. Muhammed Abdul Khalid – Economic advisor to the prime minister
Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz – Former International Trade and Industry Minister
Tan Sri Zeti Akhtar Aziz – Permodalan Nasional Berhad chairman
Professor Dr. Jomo Kwame Sundaram – economist
Tan Sri Tay Ah Lek – Public Bank managing director
Dr. Hasnita Hashim – Majlis Amanah Rakyat chairman
Datuk Shireen Ann Zaharah Muhiudeen – Bursa Malaysia chairman
Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Munir Abdul Majid – Chairman of Asean Business Advisory Council, Malaysia
Datuk Dr. Paul Selvaraj – Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations chief executive officer
Bah Tony @ Amani William Hunt Abdullah – lawyer
Nizam Mahshar – Member of Institut Masa Depan Malaysia board of trustees
The appointments take immediate effect. The secretariat is the Implementation Coordination Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department. — Bernama