Opposition members, experts to join newly mooted National Recovery Council

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The newly mooted National Recovery Council (NRC) has invited representatives from opposition parties, Sabah and Sarawak state governments as well as multi-industry experts and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as members.

National Recovery Plan coordinating minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said that their membership is in line with the council’s principle of inclusion, collaboration and whole-of-nation approach.

“The National Recovery Council has agreed to invite representatives from the opposition parties of Pakatan Harapan, Parti Warisan Sabah and Parti Pejuang Tanah Air as members.


“At the same time, the NRC has also agreed to invite representatives from the state governments of Sabah and Sarawak to join as members,” he said in a statement on Friday (July 23).

The NRC also welcomes the involvement of experts from various industries, the private sector, NGOs as well as economic, social and health experts who have agreed to share their views and experiences, he said.

The list of experts include Khazanah Research Institute chairman Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop, Khazanah Nasional Berhad managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar, AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Anthony Fernandes as well as International AIDS Society president-elect and Malaysian AIDS Foundation chairman Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman.

Also contributing their expertise are Star Media Group advisor Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang, former Education Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim, Yayasan Chow Kit co-founder and child rights activist Datuk Dr Hartini Zainuddin as well as Dr Sivakumar Thurairajasingam from the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Science. – The Star