MCA: New appointments will strengthen govt


PETALING JAYA: The appointments of Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob as the Deputy Prime Minister and Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein as Senior Minister will benefit the country and the people in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, says Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (pic).

He congratulated both leaders and wished them all the best in their new posts following the announcement made by the Prime Minister’s Office.

“Both leaders have their own extensive expertise and huge experience in their respective fields that will benefit the people and the country, especially when facing difficult times due to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Dr Wee said in a statement yesterday.

The Transport Minister, who is also MCA president, added that his ministry would continue to collaborate closely with Ismail Sabri and Hishammuddin in efforts to bring Malaysia out of the difficult situation in the interest of the rakyat.

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, MCA secretary-general Datuk Chong Sin Woon also welcomed and supported the appointments of the two leaders.

“We believe it will further consolidate and strengthen the administration of the Federal Government.

“Both Ismail Sabri and Hishamuddin are experienced Cabinet Ministers.

“With their appointments, our party believes that they will make more significant contributions to the nation and the rakyat,” Chong said.

“MCA will work closely with both leaders and all Cabinet Ministers with continued focus on defeating the pandemic, revitalising the economy and aiding the rakyat during these difficult times,” he added.

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