Permanent secretariat to be created, chaired by Zahid


PUTRAJAYA: A permanent secretariat under the Bumiputra Economic Council will be created to monitor the immediate execution of the resolutions proposed following the Bumiputra Economic Congress 2024, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).

“The Prime Minister has agreed that a permanent secretariat must be formed soon and placed under the Bumiputra Economic Council chaired by the Prime Minister,” Ahmad Zaid said yesterday.

He also said he has been given the responsibility of being the secretariat steering committee chairman, whose purpose is to monitor and prompt the implementation of the resolutions as approved by the Bumiputra Economic Council.

“At the same time, a working committee will be chaired by Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli,” he added.

“This includes poverty eradication and more equitable economic development.

“More emphasis has also been placed on the adoption of new technologies, with a focus on the implementation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET),” he said.

Earlier, during the closing ceremony of the congress, Anwar announced a number of resolutions to assist the bumiputra community, involving the entrepreneurial sector, property, TVET and endowments.

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