The new cabinet must have a high-performance work culture, said Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob while unveiling the ministers and their deputies today.
Ismail said each ministry needs to make short -and long -term plans to achieve set targets, more so as the country was fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
The government also needs to plan and work on the premise that Covid-19 is going to be endemic, and this will require high performance from each ministry.
“I admit that we are in a dire situation as a consequence of the pandemic and the economic downturn which are exacerbated by the country’s political instability.
“I hope the appointment of this cabinet will give new confidence for the country to rise up and unite in the fight against Covid-19 as well as free Malaysians from the misery resulting from the pandemic.”
Ismail added that his cabinet was selected on the basis of maintaining stability.
“The cabinet line-up was selected from a combination of those who are experienced, able to help the country revive the economy by supporting entrepreneurs, facilitating business, and reviving economic activity as well as increasing investor confidence.”
He added that in line with the national recovery plan, economic activities will resume in phases to enable the people to start working and earn a living safely.
He stressed that the cabinet cannot work alone and will need the support of Malaysians and the civil service. – TMI