Wednesday March 20, 2013
‘Stability needed for transformation’
KUALA LUMPUR: Stability, a conducive environment and cooperation from the rakyat are keys to ensuring the success of the Government's National Transformation Programme.
Deputy Prime Mnister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said these factors were the pre-conditions to achieve the goals set under the transformation programmes.
“These are the pre-conditions needed to ensure the success of transformation programmes,” he said.
He assured the rakyat the Government would strive towards fulfilling the goal of a high-income nation.
“I hope the rakyat will accept the report as it is based on facts and not empty offers,” he said.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal said continued stability and security were crucial for transformation programmes.
He commended the success achieved since the programmes were initiated, particularly in raising the standard of living and income of the rakyat.
Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said the success showed the Government was committed towards helping the rakyat.
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapha Mohamed said achievements in the first phase of the Economic Transformation Programme showed the team in the present Government was bankable.
“We can deliver. We had a pretty good year in 2012 and it was a very good year for investments. Hopefully, we will do better in 2013,” he said.
Meanwhile, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon added that as the country embarked on the second phase of the GTP, more needed to be done and new challenges were to be expected.
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