KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Bernama) — Political bodies and party wings have been urged to adopt a new approach based on the new political model instead of conventional methods in their bid to get the government to solve the people’s problems.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the move was part of the government’s ongoing political transformation agenda.
He said that through the conventional way, a motion or decision was made by a political party or its wing to urge the relevant ministry or government to take the necessary action.
“Through the new political model, however, political bodies like Barisan Nasional (BN) and its wings are advised to take their own initiative to implement certain programmes, the outcome of which will solve the people’s problems.
“This way, we will bring the party closer to the people and the people need not depend on other parties,” he said when launching the BN Youth House Ownership Programme Exhibition (BNYHOPE) 2011, at the Putra World Trade Centre here.
Present were Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and BN Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin.
Najib said that by adopting the new political model, the people could count on BN as a party to fulfil their dreams and solve their problems.
On BNYHOPE, the prime minister said he agreed with Abraham Maslow’s Theory on the Hierarchy of Needs that housing was vital in a human’s life.
Maslow’s theory underlined five levels of human needs, namely Physiological Needs, Safety Needs, Social Needs, Esteem Needs and Self-Actualisation Needs.
Physiological Needs are described as most important because they are the literal requirements for human survival, like a place to stay, food, clothing and water.
“That is why housing is something that is provided by the government, that is by introducing suitable policies to enable not only the government agencies but also private sector and government-linked companies to work together in providing people’s housing,” he said.
Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said that under the 9th Malaysia Plan, the government had built 111,000 units of affordable homes, 75 per cent or 83,250 units of which were meant for those with household income of less than RM2,500 monthly.
The government had also announced the My First Home Scheme and the 1Malaysia Housing Programme (PR1MA), which are believed to be able to make a very huge contribution in terms of people’s housing needs, he said.
Najib also stressed that the BN government would remain stable and would not run away from its responsibility to take care of the Malaysian people, despite being deluged with harsh criticism.
“What matters is that we are serious and very committed, right from fixing the price of chicken to fulfilling other needs … we will always fight for the interests of the people.
“That is why the BN must not derail. I’m confident that if we stay on track, we will remain the top choice of the Malaysian people,” he said.
Source : Bernama