No impact yet from US shutdown
SHAH ALAM: The partial shutdown of administrative operations of the United States government following the stalemate over President Barack Obama's signature healthcare programme, is yet to have any impact on Malaysia, says Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah.
"We don't know how it would impact us as we are unsure of the products involved. But, the impact right now is negligible... I don't see any significant impact, he told reporters after launching a book titled "To Drive Transformation" written by former Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
The book captures the essence of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's transformation programme in education, youth, new political realities and the economy.
Ahmad Husni said no one could predict how long the shutdown would last.
On the 1Malaysia People's Aid programme, he said it would continue despite comments to the contrary by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He said the government was looking at several options to help the middle-income group. - Bernama