October 12, 2014
Let us listen to Jack Jones before this Sunday Fades into Eternity
What a week it was, which ended with Najib’s NBOS Blue Ocean Strategy Budget Speech. Read http://www.blueoceanstrategy.com/malaysia-nbos/book/
BUT I do not know what he meant when he made this statement ( quoted below). Can someone out there help me since I cannot understand his high flown English:
“From an economic perspective, when we achieved independence 57 years ago, we developed the country based on agriculture before progressing to a modern industrialized economy. Next, we moved into the upper-middle income phase. We are now moving towards a services-based economy.
In brief, the objectives, principles and thrusts of the three Outline Perspective Plans, ten Malaysia Plans, New Economic Policy, National Development Policy, National Vision Policy and since 2010, the National Transformation Policy, have all focused on poverty eradication, increasing income and restructuring of society.
This is with the aim to achieve socioeconomic goals; diversify the commodity-based economy; human capital development; enhancing competitiveness of the public and private sectors; higher value chain; inclusive development; as well as transformation of the Government, economy, social and politics.
Clearly, our former leaders in their wisdom have carried out responsibilities to develop Malaysia in their own mold. The struggle started with Tunku Abdul Rahman, followed by Tun Abdul Razak who had implemented development and restructured society, to Tun Hussein who maintained peace and unity.
Tun Mahathir modernised the country while Tun Abdullah emphasised human capital development. Further,the present Government is committed to driving growth with a broader approach to place Malaysia on a strong foundation.”
I rather relax with Jack Jones and leave the interpretation of the above statement which I took from his 2015 Budget Speech in Parliament last Friday in your good hands. Here Jack Jones for your listening pleasure.–Din Merican