PM: DON’T SPREAD LIES, HALF-TRUTHS

Some peo­ple are being used by politi­cians for their own ends, says Na­jib

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PRIME Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak yes­ter­day ex­pressed re­gret that some Malaysians go to the ex­tent of putting their own coun­try down.

These peo­ple, he said, were being used by politi­cians for their own ends.

“They spread lies and halftruths about the coun­try.

“But when peo­ple come to Malaysia, they see that Malaysia is not a failed state and say that Malaysians should be proud.”

Na­jib was speak­ing at a round­table dis­cus­sion at the 5th an­niver­sary of Gen­o­vasi Malaysia here yes­ter­day.

Gen­o­vasi, touted as the only ded­i­cated De­sign Think­ing (DT) school in the coun­try, was launched by Na­jib in 2012 to en­hance pub­lic ser­vice de­liv­ery through DT as a core com­pe­tency to drive in­no­va­tion.

Present was Min­is­ter in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Depart­ment Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri in her ca­pac­ity as host min­is­ter at Gen­o­vasi.

Na­jib said Malaysia was mov­ing to­wards be­com­ing a bet­ter na­tion, and that there was hope for the fu­ture.

He said Malaysia was im­ple­ment­ing ini­tia­tives such as the Na­tional Trans­for­ma­tion 2050 (TN50) as it was plac­ing em­pha­sis on cre­at­ing the fu­ture.

Na­jib said it was im­por­tant to un­der­stand that re­sources were lim­ited for ev­ery na­tion. How­ever, he added, na­tions could lever­age their re­sources by em­pha­sis­ing cre­ativ­ity.

“I want Malaysia to be­come a lead­ing na­tion in 20 to 30 years,” he said, adding that this was one of the as­pi­ra­tions of TN50.

At the event, Na­jib called on Malaysians to think of ways to gen­er­ate ex­po­nen­tial growth in­stead of small or in­cre­men­tal growth.

PIC BY FARIZ ISWADI IS­MAIL

Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak shar­ing a light mo­ment with Gen­o­vasi Malaysia chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Datuk Lee Yew Meng at a round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion at Gen­o­vasi Malaysia in Pe­tal­ing Jaya yes­ter­day.

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