Umno to push for gig economy commission

Umno secretary-general Datuk Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki.

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno will urge the government to immediately set up a gig economy commission to protect the welfare workers in the sector.

Umno secretary-general Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said the party supreme council discussed a memorandum that was handed over by delivery riders before the meeting on Friday (Jan 26).

"The meeting unanimously agreed to request the government to immediately establish a gig economy commission.

"This is to ensure that the welfare and rights of gig economy workers in Malaysia are protected," he told reporters.

He said the supreme council also discussed and agreed that the Umno branches would hold their annual meetings between April 22 and June 2.

"The council also agreed that Umno divisions as well as Wanita, Youth and Puteri wings will hold their aanual meetings between June 21 and July 29 while the Umno general assembly will be held between Aug 21 and 24," he said.

Asyraf Wajdi added that Umno, through the Umno economic and financial council chaired by Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, would be holding a bumiputra economic congress colloquium on Feb 3 at Dewan Merdeka, WTC Kuala Lumpur.

"The resolution of this colloquium will be presented in the bumiputra economic congress which will be organised between Feb 29 and March 2, 2024," he said.

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