Policy advisory panel to focus on growth and economy


KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has formed the Policy Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister to provide counsel on matters concerning national development and economic resilience in line with the Madani Economy.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in a statement, announced that former PETRONAS chief executive officer Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican will chair the committee, adding that members will include Datuk Ahmad Fuad Md Ali, Professor Dr Yeah Kim Leng and Dr Nungsari Ahmad Radhi.

The establishment of this committee follows the conclusion of the Advisory Committee to the Finance Minister (Acfin) in February, which was also chaired by Mohd Hassan.

“The recommendations put forth by Acfin have been duly considered, and some are currently in the implementation process,” it said, Bernama reported.

The PMO added that the appointed committee members will not receive any remuneration from the government.

Esteemed members: (From left) Mohd Hassan, Ahmad Fuad, Yeah and Nungsari.Esteemed members: (From left) Mohd Hassan, Ahmad Fuad, Yeah and Nungsari.

When contacted, Nungsari said Acfin’s tenure had ended, adding that this previous committee was formed to look into matters involving the Finance Ministry and to advise its minister.

In a statement issued in 2023, Mohd Hassan was quoted as saying, among others, that Acfin’s primary role included advising the Finance Minister “on ways and means to increase the nation’s revenue base and reduce the operating expenditure”.

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