Friday May 4, 2012
High-flying GLCs get thumbs up
PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is impressed with the performance of government-linked companies (GLCs), saying they have done very well.
The Prime Minister said the GLCs had paid RM62bil in dividends since the Putrajaya Committee on GLC (PCG) came into force in 2004.
“I have told them to not only share their wealth with the people through shares and dividends, but also give better remuneration to their employees.
“They need to enforce the minimum wage and adjust to the Government's retirement age of 60,'' he said after chairing the 24th meeting of the PCG High Performance yesterday to review the performance of GLCs.
Asked to comment on Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's remarks that he would rather submit to the DAP than Umno, Najib said this confirmed Umno's suspicion all along that it was the DAP which was the “kingmaker” in the Pakatan Rakyat coalition.
“It looks like he has made an open confession that the dominant power in the coalition is truly the DAP,” he added.
On the Bersih 3.0 ruckus, Najib blamed it on the organisers who had rejected the Government's offer to hold the demonstration in a stadium.
He said it was up to the people to judge whether Barisan Nasional was on a firm footing to face the general election.
“We will decide (on the general election date) based on the people's view of the Government,” he said.