IPOH (July 26): The Perak government has established the State Economic Advisory Council (SEAC) as part of aggressive efforts to attract investments to the state, said Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu.
He said the council would also look into creating more job opportunities for locals and boost economic growth.
“The state government is confident the council will assume a significant role in shaping Perak’s new economic direction that will would not only be compatible with current and future (economic) developments but also enable everyone to reap economic benefits.
“SEAC, comprising seven eminent persons from various sectors, will be chaired by former Bernama Chairman Datuk Seri Anuar Zaini,” he said in a statement today.
The remaining six council members are MK Land Bhd Executive Chairman Tan Sri Mustafa Kamal, KL Kepong Bhd Managing Director Tan Sri Lee Ooi Hian, former State Secretary Datuk Seri Shamsudin Mat Dubi, former Malaysian Industrial Development Authority deputy director-general Datuk J. Jegathesan, Perak Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming and business tycoon Koon Yew Yin, the co-founder of IJM Bhd, Gamuda Bhd and Mudajaya Bhd.
Ahmad Faizal said the appointment of the eminent persons, with their vast experience in many areas, was announced during the state executive council meeting last night.
“The government welcomes the ideas and opinion of the advisory council members,” he added.