PM: DON’T SPREAD LIES, HALF-TRUTHS
Some people are being used by politicians for their own ends, says Najib
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.
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.