PETALING JAYA: Two members newly appointed to the Economic Action Council (EAC) are happy and ready to play their part.
Former International Trade and Industry Minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said she is happy for the opportunity.
"Just to express my gratitude to the Prime Minister for the opportunity to serve," said Rafidah in a brief text message to The Star without elaborating further.
Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) secretary-general Datuk Paul Selvaraj said he was very happy a consumer organisation was included in the council.
"We feel we can inform the council on the issues faced by consumers and give concrete suggestions on how to move forward and resolve the issues," he said when contacted.
On Monday (Feb 11), the Prime Minister's Office, in a statement, announced that the council, comprising 16 members including Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, would examine and decide on economic and financial affairs, and the welfare of the people.
The Prime Minister's Office said the main aim of the council is to encourage and stimulate sustainable economic growth, equitable distribution of wealth and further enhance the well-being of the people.
The council will also look into issues related to the cost of living, employment, poverty and home ownership.