KUALA LUMPUR – Infrastructure for the people (Infra Rakyat), which is crucial for the country and economic growth, was overlooked by a former leader, while public transportation was completely neglected, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
The Prime Minister said the nonagenarian “car tester” had unrealistic dreams and a lack of commercial understanding, resulting in the country falling behind.
“We were clear that we not only had to catch up, (but also) had to get ahead of the competition and have a public transport system that is truly world class,” he said in a speech at the National Supply Chain Conference on Rail Projects and Career Fair 2018, organised by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, here today.
The text of his speech was read by Second International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan.
Addressing the fear-mongering and lies that certain opposition politicians have been spreading about the transport projects, Najib said it would be a catastrophe for Malaysia if the projects were cancelled. – BERNAMA