‘Rakyat’s Welfare Prioritised’—The Mayor of Ipoh

The Mayor of Ipoh, Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin invited Ipohites to continue strengthening their spirit, determination and efforts to collectively fight against COVID-19 in the ever-challenging economic situation.

Ipoh City Council (MBI) and the state government will work hand-in-hand to guarantee citizens’ well-being despite going through countless obstacles and challenges to recover the national economy and prevent anyone from being left behind.

According to Rumaizi, the government has planned multiple elaborate state development projects based on several priorities outlined for the year 2021 as an integrated national recovery strategy post-COVID-19.

“Improving public health via provision of COVID-19 vaccines and launching the vaccination programme in the entire country will be prioritised, besides reinforcing an economy that cares for the people and spurring national economic growth post-COVID-19 through implementation of the 2021 Budget and 12th Malaysia Plan (RMK-12).

“The government will also ensure political and governmental stability including good governance as basis to a sustainable economic recovery, which then guarantees national sovereignty and intensifies Malaysia‘s ranking at the international stage.

“Likewise, we would like to strengthen interracial and inter-religious relationships to form a unified society in countering against any threats,” he said in his speech during MBI’s full board meeting yesterday (January 27).

Rumaizi added, the priorities are in line with the government’s vision in the long-run as summarised in the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB 2030).

“I’m confident, if the determination to recover the national economy comes with persistent efforts, WKB 2030 can be achieved.

“We have high hopes that we will succeed in making Malaysia a developed country with a fair, impartial and inclusive economic distribution to all levels of income groups, ethnics, territories and supply chains by 2030,” he expressed.


Rosli Mansor


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