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Gnanalingam: PM consistent in pledge on economic reforms

31 MARCH 2010 - THE NEM is to ensure Malaysia does not lose its competitive edge while being able to attract and retain the best talent to realise the country's true potential, said Westports Malaysia executive chairman Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam.

He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had been consistent in his pledge over economic reforms through economic liberalisation.

He said Najib's emphasis was not merely on wealth creation but a sustainable quality of life that was all inclusive.

"He (Najib) does not stop at poverty eradication but reducing the gap between the poor and the rich," Gnanalingam said in a statement yesterday.

He commended Najib for his excellent keynote address at the Invest Malaysia 2010. "It was an excellent speech. He was both dynamic and enticing, yet motivating all of us to be involved from now to work for a sustainable high-income population."

"We have seen politics being democratised, information also becoming democratic and now the Prime Minister has called for a capital democratic system where everybody can share in the wealth of the nation," he noted.

Gnanalingam said that within a year, Najib had shown that his masterplan was complete with the roof, pillars and floor.

"With his KPI (key performance indicators), his Pemandu (Performance Management and Delivery Unit), the NEM and the public sector improvements through Pemudah (Special Taskforce to Facilitate Business), this is altogether a great transformation programme for the country. It is now up to us, to help him to help ourselves, so that the slogan of 1Malaysia and People First has a great chance of becoming a reality under a very committed leader," he added.

Source: The Star