NEM – NAJIB SET TO DELIVER PROACTIVE CHANGES!


Dr Jacob George is president and legal adviser to the Consumers Association of Subang and Shah Alam (Cassa)

Prime Minister Sir – my humble hope is that while the New Economic Model is introduced the platform will also not ignore the pertinent need to address corruption, political brawling, racist and uncompetitive policies that is dragging us down the abyss of destruction!

Let us discuss this proactive NEM progressively and professionally – instead of indulging in the usual – ‘cat and mouse’ brawling, mud slinging and gutter politics at its best – politicians addressing private and personal issues and agendas which simply is a betrayal of the voters trust and the aims of the highest policy and law making body – the Malaysian Parliament – Dr Jacob George

It is a special week for Christians as it is Holy Week – a time for deep reflection, pause, prayer and to seek the Almighty’s strength and grace in one’s life!

It is also an interesting week, as I brief the Law Minister today on my thoughts and fears on the ‘new insurance scheme’ and other matters!

More importantly, I am indeed looking forward to analyzing the government’s New Economic Model (NEM) aimed at luring foreign investors and showing that we mean business and move the manner we must to be globally and economically competitive!

I am advised that beloved Premier Najib Razak will announce the reforms on Tuesday, this week which I pray will also strike a balance between the demands of investors and those of voters who handed the Barisan Nasional Coalition its worst ever results in 2008 elections.

As I have stated many times before it is my hope that while the New Economic Model is introduced the platform will also not ignore the pertinent need to address corruption, political brawling, racist and uncompetitive policies that is dragging us down the abyss of destruction!

We cannot run away from the need to be competitive, instill major market and institutionalized reforms so that the right message gets across!

I am certain Najib’s intentions are decent, dedicated, result and reform orientated to attract much-needed foreign funds to boost economic growth and create employment while taking a real hard look at corruption, seepages, wastage, duplication and ill conceive privatization of government assets!

I sincerely hope it will be an interesting week which shows dedication and administrative vision instead of what we saw last two weeks where it was full of mud slinging and gutter politics at its best – politicians addressing personal issues and agendas which simply was a betrayal of the voters trust and the aims of the highest policy and law making body – the Malaysian Parliament!

If they continue such – they may be financially wealthy but morally and ethically bankrupt and a basket case – the ideal requirements to be rejected at the next General Elections!

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