Hisham: My New Task Includes Helping PM Monitor Sabah’s Security

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Hishammuddin Hussein

KUALA LUMPUR: One of the tasks of minister with special functions in the prime minister’s department is helping Prime Minister Najib Razak monitor Sabah’s security and the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom), according to Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

He said this was among his new tasks (in the additional post), adding that he was not ready yet to publicly reveal his other tasks.

“My post as minister with special functions is to assist the PM by working closely with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman.

“All should be aware that the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) monitoring committee is chaired by the PM himself, while the Esszone Advisory Board is jointly chaired by the DPM and Sabah chief minister.”

Hishammuddin, who is also defence minister, told this to reporters after a corruption-free pledge-taking ceremony in conjunction with the ministry’s monthly assembly at Wisma Perwira here.

Last Wednesday, Najib had announced Hishammuddin’s appointment as minister with special functions in JPM.

At Monday’s event, Hishammuddin also presented excellent service award certificates and medals to over 400 recipients from the ministry.