PRESS STATEMENT NOV 13, 2009
SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim yesterday announced the appointment of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the state’s economic advisor. The Menteri Besar made the announcement in his winding speech of the state budget 2010 at the State Assembly here today.
He said Anwar will be sitting at the state economic advisory council for the state’s economic stimulus package. The council was formed last April in to assist the state in implementing its the stimulus package which includes cleaning and developing the Klang River, urban renewal, restructuring of Selangor water industry, enhancement of paddy yield, reviving abandoned housing projects, expanding transportation system and reviving abandoned housing projects.
There are eight other members in the council which include Tan Sri Ramon Navaratman, Tan Sri Clifford Herbert, Datuk Zainal Putih, Dr Barjoyai Bardai, Datuk Paul Low, Prof Sieh Mei Ling and Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariff. Later at a press conference, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid also said that Anwar will also play a key role in promoting Shah Alam as an Islamic investment hub for the region.
“I have met Anwar and he has consented to the appointment with a token monthly allowance of RM1. His experience cannot be doubted as he has been the Deputy Prime Ministe and Finance Minister. He is now a director for a fund management company in United States, an adviser for a large Islamic bank in Bahrain and economic adviser to a country in Europe,” said Tan Sri Abdul Khalid.
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