DPM Zahid to focus on floods, Fadilah on MA63, says Anwar


PUTRAJAYA: The two deputy prime ministers have their responsibilities spelt out on Monday (Dec 5), with Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being entrusted to oversee the disaster management in the country, while Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof to focus on Sabah and Sarawak affairs, especially on matters related to the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said both of them would also play an equal role in ensuring that the economic gap between the people in the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak, will be reduced through various measures to be taken to address the issue.

"All powers have been delegated to our fellow elected representatives, we have to be prepared to face possible flood disasters as the weather forecast says it will be gloomy and burdensome weather ahead.

"So we have asked Ahmad Zahid to chair the disaster management committee and come out with immediate measures to monitor the situation and make preparations (for floods).

"Fadillah, on the other hand, has been tasked to ensure that all issues relating to MA63 are resolved as soon as possible,” he told a press conference after chairing a special Cabinet meeting here on Monday.- Bernama

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