PEKAN, March 11 (Bernama) — The people need to choose a government that is able to administer the country efficiently for continued peace and prosperity, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
“Not one that is good only in talking or hanging a “moon” in the highest place. Choose a government that is good in administering the country and agencies, only then can wealth be created, and when successful, goes all out to help the people,” he said when launching 1Malaysia Vitamins and presenting Yayasan 1MDB Foundation’s contributions to needy recipients at Dataran Pekan here Sunday.
Najib said the 1Malaysia slogan “People First, Performance Now” must be translated into a reality so that it was truly felt by the people.
“The government through its economic and government transformation plans (ETP, GTP) and administration based on Key Performance Indices (KPIs) has succeeded in spurring good economic growth which last year was at 5.1 per cent,” he said.
He said this was a good achievement at a time when the country and the world was facing an uncertain economic situation.
“We also managed to grow the economy to RM1.3 trillion last year, a record that has not been matched before. Also attract additional investments amounting to RM105 billion,” he said.
The prime minister said the government’s good track record had also enabled various government agencies to make profits, which were used to help the people.
“1MDB is an example, when it made profits, we formed the 1MDB foundation which looks into assisting needy people, like fishermen. The aid is channelled through the Ihsan Samudera programme,” he said.
The prime minister said that never before had the government provided aid for the people like the RM100 aid for students of primary and secondary schools, RM200 book vouchers for students of tertiary institution and the RM500 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) for households with monthly incomes below RM3,000.
He said he hoped the people would value the government’s contributions and reciprocate likewise.
At the function, Najib handed over aid in the form of vitamins meant for 7,321 schools to benefit 516,472 primary school students under the 1Malaysia Vitamins Programme.
It is hoped the vitamins will aid their healthy growth and help them further improve their academic performance.
Source : Bernama