KUALA LUMPUR – The administration of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak recorded many achievements over the last five years in the social, economic and international sectors for the benefit of the people.
Among the achievements of the Prime Minister are:
* 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M)
Raised to RM1,200 to benefit 7.22 million people
Reduced the poverty rate to 0.4 per cent in 2016
Created 2.26 million jobs
* Affordable housing
Target to build one million units
241,255 units completed as of April 2017
280,992 units being built
589,381 units planned for construction
* 120,000 senior citizens benefit from RM300 per month Subsistence Programme and RM30 per month Pocket Money Programme
* 155,930 disabled people benefit from the provision of workers’ allowance, training programme for children of disabled people and aid for disabled people unable to work
* 74,803 families benefit from Poor Family Aid Programme
* 8,625 youths benefit from 214 skills training programmes
* 1,436 youth entrepreneurs benefit from Tunas Usahawan Belia Bumiputera (TUBE) Programme
* 1,424 companies owned by youth entrepreneurs set up, 3,257 employment opportunities created
* 26,879 youths benefit from Youth Leadership Programmes, including Malaysian Youth Parliament and Perdana Fellows
* Six cancer centres built in five zones nationwide, 116,290 patients underwent treatment
* 206,168 heart patients receive treatment at 11 heart centres set up in the country
* RM50 million allocated annually for haemodialysis treatment in the country. 54,784 patients received treatment between 2010 and 2015.
* Urban Transformation Centre (UTC)
20 UTCs built in the country
Benefited 54.5 million visitors
* Rural Transformation Centre (RTC)
12 RTCs built in the country, including three in Sarawak
* 4,782.8 km of rural roads built, benefiting 2.9 million people
* MRT boasting 51 km of tracks, with the capacity to transport 400,000 passengers daily, benefiting 1.2 million people.
* Rejuvenation of Sungai Klang and Sungai Gombak through the River of Life programme.
* Introduction of the Malaysia Syariah Index based on the Maqasid Syariah.
* Increase in the Haj pilgrims quota to 30,200 in 2017.
* More scholarships for Malaysian students educated in Saudi Arabia.
* 1,417 ‘huffaz’ (memorisers of the Quran) commissioned between 2012 and 2015.
* National Tahfiz Policy streamlined.
* 33,000 KAFA teachers benefit from an increase in allowance to RM900.
* Increase in allowance to RM850 for Imam, benefiting 15,000 people.
* Increase in allowance to RM500 for Bilal and Siak, benefiting 16,000 people.
* Birth of green entrepreneurs through the Green Technology Financing Scheme.
* Reduction in the crime rate by 23 per cent.
* Achievement of 30 per cent targeted participation of women as decision makers at the end of 2016.
* 1,446 women in top management as of 2016.
Successful establishment of a sustainable, dynamic and innovative economy:
* Best country for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2017.
* Malaysia identified as second best in Southeast Asia and 33rd best in the world in the Human Capital Development Report 2017 by the World Economic Forum.
* Third position among 137 world economies in terms of investor protection.
* 23rd position out of 137 countries in terms of global competitiveness.
* A- rating by Fitch Ratings and A3 by Moody’s, with a stable projection for the Malaysian economy.
Achievements at the international level:
* Malaysia elected as non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council for the 2015-2016 term.
* Malaysia acted as the facilitator for the southern Thailand peace negotiations.
* Najib negotiated successfully with senior rebel leaders in Ukraine for the recovery of the black box of the MH17 aircraft that was shot down.
* Najib makes working visit to the United States at the invitation of President Donald Trump in September 2017.
* United Nations adopts Malaysia’s resolution on moderation on Dec 11, 2017. – BERNAMA