PUTRAJAYA – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has outlined five government philosophies for the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) (2016-2020) namely pro-growth, pro-people, pro-business, environment friendly and emphasis on nation building.
The prime minister, when outlining the philosophies at the monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM), here today said as government and administrative officers, the 11MP, that is the development plan for the period 2016 until 2020, must become their main focus.
“The 11MP is the final leap or round before entering the arena to achieve the status of a high-income nation.
“We should not allow any other thing to draw our attention, deviating our attention from the main national agenda,” he said.
Explaining the pro-growth philosophy of the government, Najib, who is also the finance minister, said the government must implement policies that would bring about a high and moderate growth rate.
“If we don’t have a growth rate, we will face various problems and difficulties, we will have less income, employment opportunities and investment.
“This will make it very difficult for us to distribute national wealth so that it will be more balanced in terms of the ethnic groups. We must be pro-growth,” he said.
For the pro-people government thrust, Najib said the government must achieve a positive and encouraging growth rate in order to be able to distribute the national wealth to the people.
“We must be a pro-people government that gives importance to the people’s economy. That is what we must implement in terms of distributing the bottom 40 per cent (B40) income group, raising household income, ensuring higher skills and education level, and tackling the cost of living.
“This is a government that is sensitive to the people’s economy and requirement,” he said. – Bernama