Almost RM1m Spent On Visits Of Four Special Envoys

Envoys held meetings to get direct feedback and to attract investments between Jan 2020 – June 2022

The government has spent RM923,455.10 for official visits of four special envoys of the prime minister in the last two years.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Abd Latiff Ahmad said the expenditure included local and foreign official visits between January 2020 till June 2022.

Abd Latiff Ahmad
Abd Latiff Ahmad – the visits by the four special envoys included foreign and domestic travels

He said the expenditure was part of the envoys’ functions and commitment, as well as to attract investments.

The envoys also held official meetings with other ambassadors and charge d’affaires of relevant countries to get direct feedback, Abd Latiff said this in a written reply in the Dewan Rakyat.

He was replying to Chan Foong Hin (PH-Kota Kinabalu) who asked on the detailed job scopes of each special envoy, dates and expenditure between 2020 and 2022.

The four special envoys are PAS President Abdul Hadi Awang (Middle East), Parti Demokratik Progresif President Tiong King Sing (China), Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak deputy president Richard Riot (East Asia) and MIC President S. Vigneswaran (India and South Asia). – New Malaysia Herald

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