PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s new Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said on Tuesday (May 22) that the government is setting up a task force to implement Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) 100-day election manifesto promises . Clocking in for work on her first day as deputy prime minister, Dr Wan Azizah said the matter had been approved by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and that the task force will focus on social entrepreneurship initiatives, leadership development for women and the Harapan (Hope) Project initiative. "Priority will also be given to addressing childhood malnutrition and stunting as reported in the study by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) caused by urban poverty and involving children in Kelantan,” Dr Wan Azizah told reporters. “The welfare of senior citizens and Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contribution for housewives also heads the list of priorities.” CONFIDENT IN MAHATHIR’S WISDOM, EXPERIENCE Dr Wan Azizah on Tuesday also voiced her confidence in Dr Mahathir’s “wisdom and experience”, adding that as someone new in the Cabinet, she was excited about serving and building the new Malaysia with the other members of the Cabinet. "I am very excited to start my duty with my colleagues to form a strong team to develop our beloved country,” she said. “With the… Read full this story
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