Former prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin now has a minister level appointment in new government.
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Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been appointed as the National Recovery Council chairman.
The Cabinet made the decision on Wednesday (1 September), said Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.
The appointment has also been presented to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.
“The appointment was made as the government is confident with the ability of Muhyiddin to spearhead the national recovery strategy to achieve the best economical impact and restore the lives of people severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,”
Muhyiddin chaired the council when it was first formed back in July, as the prime minister.
The National Recovery Council include now prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, and a panel of experts including Khazanah Research Institute chairman Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, former Khazanah Nasional Berhad managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, and Yayasan Chow Kit co-founder and child rights activist Dr Hartini Zainudin.
Other members of the council include Universiti Malaya Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases Professor Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Star Media Group adviser Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang, former Education director-general Datuk Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim, and Monash University Malaysia Associate Professor Dr Sivakumar Thurairajasingam.