KANGAR – The economy of the country will not grow if ‘infra-rakyat’ (infrastructure for the people) is not well implemented, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He said that when the economy continued to grow well, the government would be able to implement not just the infra-rakyat but also provide employment for the people and various subsidies for the needy.
“If the economy does not grow, we cannot provide employment opportunities to the thousands of our children graduating annually from the public institutions of higher learning such as Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).
“If the economy does not grow, how can we provide the subsidies in the education and health sectors and meet the expenditure for all public servants?” he said when speaking at the official opening of the Perlis Urban Transformation Centre here.
Najib, who is on a one-day visit to Perlis, was accompanied by his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. They were welcomed by Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim; Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah and thousands of people. -BERNAMA