KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 — There must be no let-up in the execution of economic stimulus efforts that have been introduced and are essential to maintain Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, create new jobs as well as attract further foreign direct investments, said Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He praised the unrelenting efforts, dedication, hard work and resilience of frontliners, noting that Malaysia’s COVID-19 vaccination rate continues to be one of the fastest in the world, which has led to the decline of hospitalisation numbers.
“We must continue this momentum and ensure that the nation’s economy advance towards a trajectory of positive growth and sustainable recovery,” he said in a statement today.
Mohamed Azmin was reappointed as the Senior Minister and International Trade and Industry Minister under the newly set-up Cabinet by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today.
He said as the nation progresses towards recovery, the government must ensure that the rakyat possess the necessary resources to achieve economic dignity and participate actively and gainfully again in the nation’s vibrant growth.
“In this regard, our socio-economic policies must be bold in design and delivery to generate wealth for the rakyat, so that the prosperity is equitably shared,” he said.
Furthermore, he said, the country’s youth are its future as they drive dynamism, innovation and creativity which are essential elements to move the nation towards the forefront on the global map.
“Let us go the distance together as one, build on the strength and foundation of our commonality, fortify our resolve and work towards the progress and success of Keluarga Malaysia,” he said.
On his reappointment, Mohamed Azmin expressed his gratitude towards the prime minister and reiterated his commitment to continue the duties and responsibilities incumbent on the appointment as well as to remain fully committed towards ensuring sustainable recovery and vibrant economic growth.