KUALA LUMPUR, April 3 2012 (Bernama) -- Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the achievement of the government in implementing national transformation programmes had produced a quantum leap in the history of national development.
He said the fruits of the government's efforts in the last three years since Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak took over the leadership of the Barisan Nasional (BN) government was clear for all to see.
"I also believe it has never happened before in any country where the government tables reports in a transparent manner on what it has done towards delivering its promises. This is a sign that we are very serious about our aim in making Malaysia a developed nation in eight years," he told reporters following the tabling of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) and Economic Transformation Progammes (ETP) Annual Report for 2011 by the prime minister at Angkasapuri here Monday night.
Muhyiddin said as per the report tabled by Najib, the government recognised the big role played by all Malaysians in helping the government implement the planned transformation programmes. What is important is the prime minister's hope that the people will continue to support the government. If the people make the wrong choice, then what we have planned will not bear fruition," he said.
Information, Communcations and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the efforts of the BN government under the leadership of Najib could be deemed as guidelines for the future, especially the government's commitment to foster greater unity and achieve progress.
"Most importantly in terms of the government's and people's income, we are half way there and we will intensify the efforts leading up to the year 2020. We hope the people will open their eyes and have a listening system that is very clear so that our struggle can truly be felt," he said.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the focus of his ministry after this would be tacking the perception of the people so that the efforts of the government were not taken lightly by any parties.
"If not repeated like what the prime minister did just now, the people will forget, deliberately forget or look for other things to deny what we have done. This (repetition) must be continued. Facts remain facts and we will continue this momentum which has been recognised by international bodies," he said.
Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam said he hoped the minimum wage announcement that would be made by the prime minister at the end of this month would we well received by the people.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said it was not easy to measure the success of the government's achievements within a short period but the report tabled by Najib tonight showed that he (Najib) was administering the country in a systematic and professional manner in a very challenging global and local economic situation.
"He is giving priority to the people not only in terms of economic growth but also safety and security, education and basic infrastructure. This is something we believe will bring us greater success," he said.