PUTRAJAYA, March 12 – The Ministry of Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs will continue existing policies and strategies implemented by the previous government and make improvements where necessary, said its new Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.
Speaking to the media on his first day at the ministry here today, he said there is certainly room for improvement when it comes to strategies or policies that could bring harmony to the population, since the main activity of the ministry was people.
“We therefore need to formulate policies that can help reduce the burden on the population, as well as those involved in internal trade,” he said.
Nanta and his deputy Datuk Rosol Wahid were officially greeted earlier by ministry staff and respectively pointed to the office, to symbolize the start of their duties.
Commenting on Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s statement last night that each ministry and department would make suggestions on which issues to prioritize given the government did not have a manifesto, Nanta said, âWe will certainly do our best. better if there is a manifesto or no manifesto. We will still have to do our part.
Asked about the suggestion by the Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM) that the government set floor prices for gasoline and diesel due to the world war price, Nanta said the ministry would look into the idea.
“We have to listen to everyone and make sure we are able to brainstorm and if it’s good we will recommend …” he said.
Nanta said the government would also review the Petroleum Subsidy Program (PSP) introduced by the previous government to determine whether it should be continued.
“If something is already in place and if it is good, then why not look at it in a positive way and continue if it is good for the people and the country,” he added. Bernama