1M Roundtable go­ing live

Na­jib wel­comes ideas and po­ten­tial so­lu­tions from peo­ple

The Star Malaysia - - NATION -

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Tun Razak is look­ing for­ward to the on­line 1Malaysia Roundtable go­ing live to­mor­row to get fresh ideas and po­ten­tial so­lu­tions from the peo­ple.

“I hope all of us will take this op­por­tu­nity to come to­gether and pro­duce ideas and cre­ative so­lu­tions. Do in­form your fam­ily and friends so that we can get as many sug­ges­tions as pos­si­ble,” he said in his lat­est blog post­ing ti­tled “Take a seat at the 1Malaysia Roundtable”.

Na­jib said the on­line roundtable would al­low all Malaysians, re­gard­less of geo­graphic lo­ca­tion, pro­fes­sion or age, to pro­vide fair and con­struc­tive com­ments, sug­ges­tions or ideas to bet­ter the lives of the peo­ple.

The ar­eas to be dis­cussed in­clude the econ­omy, na­tional unity, health, youth ac­tiv­ity and sports.

The roundtable would be mod­er­ated by some of the most re­spected and cel­e­brated in­di­vid­u­als of the nation, Na­jib said.

The Prime Min­is­ter said that he had over the past month told his of­fice to en­gage a num­ber of Malaysians who are recog­nised as icons or role mod­els in their re­spec­tive fields, in­clud­ing

Do in­form your fam­ily and friends so that we can get as many sug­ges­tions as pos­si­ble.

— DATUK SERI NA­JIB TUN RAZAK

a few based over­seas.

Na­jib said these sub­ject mat­ter ex­perts (SMEX) would join him in guid­ing par­tic­i­pants through var­i­ous dis­cus­sions and in gather­ing ideas for re­view and con­sid­er­a­tion.

“These SMEX are com­mit­ted to shed­ding some light on is­sues, shar­ing their time and ex­pe­ri­ence to help you shape your ideas, and fi­nally pre­sent­ing to me the key high­lights of your dis­cus­sion for fur­ther study or con­sid­er­a­tion for im­ple­men­ta­tion,” he said.

Na­jib had also sched­uled a spe­cial session to meet the 1Malaysia Roundtable SMEX and would tweet more about it in due course.

The SMEX in­clude for­mer na­tional foot­ball player and pun­dit Ser­begeth “Shebby” Singh, cor­po­rate leader Tan Sri Tony Fer­nan­des, ed­u­ca­tor and creativ­ity ex­pert Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing, tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity Aznil Nawawi, ac­tress and tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity Lisa Suri­hani, tele­vi­sion and theatre per­son­al­ity Low Ngai Yuen and in­ven­tor of the thumb­drive Pua Khein Seng.

Among the oth­ers are Fomca pres­i­dent Datuk Marimuthu Nada­son, record­ing artistes Amy Search and Pete Teo, Malaysia Air­lines chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Tengku Datuk Seri Azmil Zahrud­din Raja Ab­dul Aziz, so­cial me­dia ex­pert David Lian, and 1Malaysia and na­tional unity ad­vo­cate Anas Zubedy.

Na­jib said the roundtable con­cept had long been in ex­is­tence and was used by mem­bers of a com­mu­nity to dis­cuss is­sues in a re­spect­ful man­ner where ev­ery­one’s right to speak was ob­served and ev­ery­one’s in­put was val­ued.

He said he wanted to ex­per­i­ment with the on­line idea for Malaysians to in­ter­act not just with him but among them­selves as well. — Ber­nama

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