Council of Eminent Persons to meet Irwan Serigar today

  • May 16, 2018
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The Council of Eminent Persons has been continuously working since being established last Saturday, attending to numerous meetings and briefings, to assist the new government in fulfilling its 100-day promise.

Among others, the council will be meeting Mohd Irwan Siregar in his capacity as chairperson of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) for a briefing today.

Irwan has been placed in the Public Service Department from yesterday with his contract as Treasury secretary-general ending on June 14. He is also not permitted to perform any task relating to Finance Ministry.

Other briefings for the day include that on fuel subsidy by the MOF, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism, mega projects by the director-general (DG) of the Public Private Partnership Unit, Ahmad Husni Hussain and development expenditure by the Deputy DG (Sectoral) of the Economic Planning Unit Allauddin Anuar.

Other sessions include the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MyHSR Corporation Mohd Nur Ismail Mohamed Kamal and CEO of Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd Darwis Abdul Razak on their respective projects.

Meanwhile, chief statistician Mohd Uzir Mahidin will also present the 2018 first-quarter gross domestic product report.

The new Pakatan Harapan government led by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed formed the Council of Eminent Persons to advise it during the period of transition of power.

The five-member "Council of Elders" will also be lending their experience and expertise on economic and financial matters.

Led by former finance minister Daim Zainuddin, the other members include former BNM Governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, former Petronas President and CEO Mohd Hassan Marican, economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram and tycoon Robert Kuok.

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