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Economic Action Council formed

Three of the members.

Three of the members.

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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

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