Business as usual for Cabinet on Labour Day with special meeting

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik.

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): It was business as usual for the Cabinet on Labour Day (May 1), when it held a special meeting aimed at creating more job opportunities.

The official vehicles of the Cabinet ministers were seen entering the Perdana Putra compound here in stages starting at 2.45pm Wednesday.

The special meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and was scheduled to start at 3pm.

The Cabinet meeting is typically held every Wednesday.

Earlier Wednesday, Dr Mahathir officiated the Labour Day celebrations at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).

According to Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pic), the special meeting on creating job opportunities to be coordinated by the Economic Affairs Ministry under the responsibility of its Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

He said among the issues to be discussed were efforts to create one million jobs for the people, especially the youth.

All ministries were asked to present their respective papers on initiatives and approaches to the matter at the meeting, he said.

"Hence, we will discuss ways to create job opportunities and how we want to align our efforts," he said.

"In terms of the Education Ministry, we are providing technical vocational education and training (TVET) for community colleges and polytechnics and how to align them with the industry," he said when asked by reporters on issues expected to be discussed at the meeting. – Bernama

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