Saturday October 6, 2012
I need your support for Malaysia to become a developed country, says Najib
KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has called for the support of Malaysians as the country undergoes its last and most challenging phase to become a developed country by 2020.
“I want creative ideas and solutions.
“I know this next and final stage of this journey will be the most challenging part.
“For it to be successful, I need your support and mandate when the time comes,” the Prime Minister said before launching the three-day MalaysiaKu Expo with the theme “Land of Countless Blessings” at the Putra World Trade Centre here yesterday.
The expo, which ends tomorrow, depicts the nation's development in various sectors since the 1950s.
It includes a pictorial exhibition, theatre performances, and items from the past such as an old telephone and a 1960s Braille typewriter.
The country, said Najib, had come a long way since achieving independence with poverty rates declining drastically.
Malaysia, he said, was a “success story and not a failed story” due to strong political leadership as well as a committed partnership with the civil service.
However, he said the Government would not rest on its laurels.
“We have a clarity of direction.
“We know how to get there but we need to work hard,” he said, adding that efforts were being made to improve public transport and infrastructure and reduce crime.
The exhibition, which is located at Tun Razak Hall (Two), is open from 10am to 7pm.