Scrap Muhyiddin's 'failed' National Recovery Council, says Zahid
30 Jun 2022 05:12pm
Umno President Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says National Recovery Council led by former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin has failed to perform its duties.
SHAH ALAM - Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi wants the National Recovery Council (NRC) led by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin scrapped, stating it is no longer relevant after Putrajaya's move to set up Inflation Jihad Task Force.
He further claimed NRC has shown no results and acts as a platform for Bersatu President Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to boost his and his party's image but "may not represent the voice of the rakyat". He further urged Muhyiddin, the former prime minister to use alternative channels to contribute his ideas.
"Its function can and is being done by think tanks such as Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) who have long been active in providing advice and recommendations to the government," he said in a statement.
He further claimed NRC has failed to perform its duties and it was time for the government to dissolve this council and "free up minister's time from attending meetings of the ineffective council."
Yesterday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the setting up of Inflation Jihad Task Force. It will be led by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Annuar Musa. It will coordinate efforts within various ministries to curb inflation and price of goods.
It is expected to meet twice a week - Mondays and Thursdays.
Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi during a press conference at the 2023 Umno General Assembly. - Photo by Rosli Talib/Sinar
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and wife Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail along with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana Joko Widodo at Seri Perdana earlier today. Photo by Bernama.