Mobile ceiling prices to be introduced in the food security ecosystem – PM Ismail


PUTRAJAYA: The government is committed to ensure that the ecosystem of food security is more inclusive and thorough that could be benefitted strategically to counter the global challenges for the prosperity of the Malaysian Family .

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the Economic Action Council that he chaired today had discussed on three main issues relating to food security, simplifying the business procedures in Malaysia and addressing the skilled workers in the electric and electronic (E&E) sectors.

The discussion was participated by presenters from Khazanah Research Institute (KRI), Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC), Malaysian Semiconductor Industry Association (MSIA) and industry representatives.

On food security Ismail said the meeting agreed to introduce 1) mobile ceiling price that changes depending on the input price factor. This is in line with the direct aid plan to the groups in need as announced earlier. 2) Agro-food ecosystem to be expanded with the supply chain led by the Government Linked Company (GLC) , Government Investment Linked Company (GLIC) and government agencies.

“The coordination is to ensure the quality, quantity and the productivity is guaranteed at the optimum level. For an example, the supply and price of chicken could be controlled if the government agency is involved with the ecosystem of the livestock industry starting with supplying chickens, livestock food, transportation and marketing,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Ismail added, cooperation between the Federal and the State Governments will be elevated in the efforts to increase the land space for agricultural purposes. This will decrease the dependency on imported food. This will be discussed shortly with the Menteri Besar and Chief Ministers.

Among the points agreed in the meeting were the government through the Special Task Force to Facilitate Business (PEMUDAH) will continue its efforts to modernise the procedures related to business to increase productivity and national competencies.

The meeting had also agreed to strengthen the implementation of MyMudah in all ministries, federal agencies, states, local authorities (PBT) and business associations.

Ismail also mentioned that the states will conduct interviews with foreign workers instead of only at the One Stop Centre (OSC) Ministry of Human Resources in Putrajaya.
“The government will empower the OSC involving all ministries and agencies related to the entry of foreign workers.

“To address the issue of serious shortage of skilled workers in the electric and electronic sectors the government had agreed to 1) Implement “train and place programme” for engineers and technicians to 1,000 engineers and 1,000 technicians. 2) Improve and speed up the mechanisms for taking in expatriates and foreign workers,” Ismail added.

Prime Minister Ismail stressed that the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Ministry of Human Resources will coordinate with MSIA to address on the shortage of workers in this sector. – Malaysia World News

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