Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation functioning as usual - Annuar
PUTRAJAYA - The Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation is still functioning as usual even though the government is now a caretaker government following the dissolution of the 14th Parliament, said its chairman Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
The Communications and Multimedia Minister said the task force was not disbanded because inflation-related problems were still the government's responsibility.
"Inflation is there, and it continues to be the government’s responsibility to monitor (the situation) even in the form of a caretaker government,” he told a press conference here today.
On June 29, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the formation of the Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation to help Malaysian families face the rising cost of living.
Besides Annuar, the task force has five other members, namely Minister of Finance Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee, Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.
On Oct 10, Ismail Sabri announced the dissolution of the Parliament to make way for the 15th General Election.
On the same day, Mohd Zuki said the Cabinet led by Ismail Sabri would continue to function as a caretaker government and Cabinet meetings could continue to be held as usual despite the dissolution of Parliament.
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