Just another day for Cabinet as ministers convene for meeting

01 May 2019 / 16:41 H.

PUTRAJAYA: It was business as usual for Ministers on Labour Day today as a special convened at Perdana Putra.

The official vehicles of the Cabinet ministers were seen entering the Perdana Putra compound in stages starting at 2.45pm.

The special meeting today is chaired by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and started at 3pm. The Cabinet meeting is usually held every Wednesday.

Earlier today, Mahathir officiated the Labour Day celebration at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC) here.

According to Education Minister Maszlee Malik, the meeting on creating job opportunities will be coordinated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs under the responsibility of its Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.

He said among issues to be discussed were the efforts to create one million jobs for the people, especially the youth in the country.

All ministries were asked to present their respective papers on initiatives and approaches to the matter at the meeting, he said.

“Hence, we will discuss on ways to create job opportunities and how we want to align the efforts,” he said.

“In terms of the Ministry of Education, we are providing technical vocational education and training (TVET) for community colleges and polytechnics and how to align them with the industry,” he said when asked by reporters on issues expected to be discussed at the meeting. — Bernama

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