Daim: CEP members 'back to their own work'

  • Sep 12, 2018
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Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) members "have gone back to their own work" says chairperson Daim Zainuddin, even though Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had said that the council is still in existence.

Daim told reporters this briefly when asked whether the CEP was still having regular meetings.

He said this when met after a townhall session with Titiwangsa constituents at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in Kuala Lumpur today.

Daim, however, did not elaborate on his remarks.

The formation of the five-member CEP on May 12 was among Mahathir's first tasks as prime minister.

Apart from Daim, the council comprises former Bank Negara governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz, former Petronas president Mohd Hassan Marican, economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram and tycoon Robert Kuok.

CEP interviewed some 350 people from 200 organisations, many of whom are from the government as well as GLCs, to help formulate a report on economic and financial policies for the prime minister.

The report was submitted 100 days after the council was formed.

There were initial plans for the council to be disbanded after the 100 days, but Mahathir said it was still needed to advise the government.