PM Najib: Not necessary to re-invent new wheel


PM Dato' Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak and Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Abu Zahar Ujang

Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib Tun Razak said that when he took over on 9 April 2009, he was all for the continuity and delivery of ‘Vision 2020’. He was giving the keynote address to the Dewan Negara Empowerment and Communal Program in the Parliament this morning.

“It was not necessary to Re-invent new wheel since ‘Vision 2020’. No one in the right frame of mind could refute this well thought planning”.

He also said that ‘Vision 2020’ is not about numbers, which instead a united Malaysian moving forward. “It is about a shared vision”.

“Its about three most important minimal ingredients: ‘tolerance’, ‘acceptance’ and the last level is ‘celebrate diversity’. That is the strength, where we can achieve ‘Bangsa Malaysia’. It is also about ‘inclusivity’ “.

“The Federal Constitution is supreme. This is the underlying principle of ‘1 Malaysia’. Like Article 152. Another underlying principle is we have to be fair to all. It is the fundamental of Islam”.

He was making reference on the meritocracy policy on the issuance of Federal Government JPA scholarships. “However, we have to consider mitigating circumstances of the backwardness and underdeveloped state of the folks in the rural areas”.

He was using Kg. Bantal in Jerantut and Ulu Lacau in Sarawak as examples, “We mix the ‘meritocracy’ and ‘social justice’ to value the high achievers and talents within our people”.

In short, he was translating the ‘1 Malaysia’ in the tone of moving Malaysia forward and having a ‘shared vision, sharing the nation’.

He also reminded that Malaysians should feel lucky because the founding fathers chose Constitutional Monarchy democratic system. “The continuity and stability enabled us to carefully plan and executed 10 Malaysia plans”.

“The challenges of globalisation is affecting us. ‘Global warming’, ‘World financial crisis 2009’, Malaysia is a major trading nation (dependence on world economic climate as our market) and inflation: a global phenomena. We can’t avoid all these. There are also technological challenges such as ‘social media'”.

“Democracy is alive and healthy in Malaysia. Look at ‘Political Tsunami’ and the amount of flak we have to face in the cyberspace”, when making a remark on our political system.

Later in the media conference, PM Dato Seri Najib talked about the GDP is growing at 6%. When asked about achieving the newly developed nation status by 2020 as per laid target of ‘Vision 2020’ 20 years ago, “We are able to, provided the external factors won’t be erratic”.

Asked about the economy having a ‘double digit growth’, he said that it is unlikely because the economy has grown very broad based and the present size.

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