,Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob says the Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation will be chaired by Communications and Multimedia Minister Annuar Musa, with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry acting as its secretariat. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 29, 2022.ug环球360（www.ugbet.us）开放环球UG代理登录网址、会员登录网址、环球UG会员注册、环球UG代理开户申请、环球UG电脑客户端、环球UG手机版下载等业务。
THE cabinet today agreed to form a Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation to help Malaysian families face the rising cost of living.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the main role of the special task force is to gather all information from ministries, agencies and the public, and to formulate strategies and coordinate actions to resolve issues relating to inflation, especially in controlling price hikes more efficiently and effectively.
“The task force will function like the one that handled the Covid-19 pandemic, and it will hold meetings twice a week – on Mondays and Thursdays.
“A press conference will be held after every meeting to answer all questions on issues raised by the people,” he said in a statement today.
Ismail said the move was taken following the rising cost of living faced by the people due to climate change and geopolitical uncertainties, including the Russia-Ukraine crisis, which is expected to drag on and affect fuel and food markets.
The Special Task Force on Jihad Against Inflation will be chaired by Communications and Multimedia Minister Annuar Musa.
It will comprise five members – Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz, Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Ronald Kiandee, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Alexander Nanta Linggi, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Economy) Mustapa Mohamed, and Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali.
The prime minister said an officer will be appointed from each ministry as the focal point to provide immediate responses to the special task force with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry as its secretariat.
“The government is always striving to ensure that the people are not severely affected by the increase in inflation rates around the world,” he said. – Bernama, June 29, 2022.