Johor to set up State Economic Council

30 Dec 2018 / 15:25 H.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Economic Council will be established to ensure fair distribution of the state’s wealth to the people of Johor, Mentri Besar Datuk Osman Sapian (pix) said today.

He said it was also to ensure a more rapid and sustainable economic development in Johor.

“We realise that the Malays are still left behind, especially in economy, Therefore, we, in Johor will emphasise more towards fair distribution of wealth and not on equal opportunity.

“Realising this, the Bersatu-led Pakatan Harapan (PH) state government will establish the State Economic Council to ensure the fair distribution of wealth and for a sustainable and more rapid economic development in Johor,“ he said in a statement here today.

The statement was issued in response to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who is also Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman, in his policy speech at the party’s annual general assembly in Putrajaya last night.

Osman said the speech by Mahathir gave a clear signal that Bersatu served as a new platform that could champion the Bumiputra agenda without neglecting the rights of other races in the country.

He said what happened to the previous government leadership should serve as a lesson and reminder for Bersatu to be better and not simply play politics. — Bernama

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