1M Roundtable going live
Najib welcomes ideas and potential solutions from people
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