NAJIB GOVERNMENT'S REPORT CARD ON DISPLAY FOR EVERY ONE TO SEE
PM Najib said that MALAYSIA ON TRACK TO BECOME HIGH-INCOME NATION. Prime Minister Najib Razak said today that Malaysia has made great strides in its effort to become a high-income nation, but in order to succeed must unite. Unveiling the latest National Transformation Programme (NTP) results in an address to the nation, the Prime Minister said the Government has built a more open and collaborative democracy, and focused on delivering the goods and services Malaysians need in a modern economy.
The NTP comprises the Government and Economic Transformation Programmes, both of which are based on clear and quantifiable targets. Some of the key successes of the GTP include:
• Introducing measures to raise the living standards of low income households, which have ensured that the poverty rate has now fallen from 3.8 per cent in 2009 to 1.7 per cent in 2012. Measures include the building of 35,000 new homes, which has enabled more medium and low income families to buy a house.
• Investing in rural development, so that 4.5 million people living in rural communities have seen their standard of living rise. This development has resulted in nearly 3,500km of new roads, 200,000 homes being connected to a clean water supply and over 476,000 homes being connected to reliable electricity.
• Improving the quality of and access to education, such as the introduction of more than 2,000 pre-school classes in 2012. This resulted in total enrolment for pre-school aged children increasing to 80 per cent – the highest level in Malaysia’s history. tThe ETP has also continued to meet its targets, with a further 39 projects worth RM32 billion in investments secured in 2012. In total since its launch in 2010, the ETP has now announced 149 projects, worth RM211 billion in investments. These are forecast to add RM136 billion to GNI and create nearly 408,443 jobs. Along with the divestment of Government-linked Investment Companies (GLICs), which resulted in some of the world’s largest IPOs last year, Government economic policies have helped Malaysia establish itself as an emerging global economic force: GDP growth in 2012 was 5.6 per cent; the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI has reached all-time highs; while trade has broken new barriers in each of the last 3 years, reaching more than RM1.53 trillion in 2012.
Prime Minister Najib Razak said: “The task we have set ourselves to become a high-income nation by 2020 is deliberately ambitious, but eminently attainable.”
“In implementing this transformation agenda I have ultimate responsibility for its success and am bound by the results that it achieves. As today’s results show, we are making significant progress in our efforts to become a more advanced and just society, with higher standards of living for all.
Najib ambition is to see Malaysia realise its potentials , he said “I want to help Malaysia realise its exceptional potential.”
Najib call upon the International experts, such as International Performance Review( IPR) and Pricewaterhouse Coopers Malaysia, to review and verify his Repord Card.
Rakyat too can evaluate what Najib government has achieved or failed to achieve in ordern to make their decision wisely in the coming 13th GE.