Published: Friday October 5, 2012 MYT 5:28:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday October 16, 2012 MYT 5:15:57 PM
PM wants creative ideas, solutions to help achieve developed nation status by 2020
By FLORENCE A.SAMY
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called on the support of all Malaysians as the country undergoes its last but challenging phase of transformation into a developed country by 2020.
He also called for creative thinking and methodology to achieve this.
"I want creative ideas and solutions. I know the next and final stage of this Malaysian journey will be the most challenging part undertaken with all Malaysians.
"For that journey to be successful, I need your support and I need your mandate when the time comes," he said in his speech before launching the three-day 'MalaysiaKu Expo 'Land of Countless Blessings' at the Putra World Trade Centre here Friday.
The country, he added, had come a long way both economically and socially since it first achieved independence with the poverty rates declining drastically.
However, he said the Government would not rest on its laurels and would continue to strive to fulfil the people's needs despite the challenges faced.
"We are not a Government that is not willing to change.
"We have a clarity of direction.
"We know how to get there but we need to work hard and think creatively in order to get there," he said, adding that the expo renewed their strength and dedication to achieve the vision.