KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today gave the assurance that all recommendations made in the 2018 Budget Consultation Council will be scrutinised and given due consideration.
He said the council, which is an important platform for the public, private and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to give their views and feedback on the challenges and current issues as well as measures to address them proves the openness and concern of the government in putting the people’s interest up front.
The prime minister also described the presentations given by representatives from the World Bank, Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, Deloitte Southeast Asia, Universiti Malaya and Catcha Group and the participation of 236 representatives of institutions have contributed to a very intensive and productive discussion.
“Among them, Dr. Deepak Mishra of the World Bank has suggested that focus be given to increased productivity and a more inclusive growth, including the addition of women workers.
“The Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad, represented by Encik Nor Zahidi Alias has advocated an economic growth of five percent in 2018 and he also suggested that efforts be continued to improve income growth for urban residents to address issues of urban poor,” he said in his blog, najibrazak.com today.