PETALING JAYA: Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on
Tuesday presented his latest report card for
Transformation Programme and Economic
Transformation Programme that
aims to make Malaysia a high income nation
He said the aims under seven critical areas
have been met and with the economy in good
“We have kept our promises,” he said,
particularly in giving people access to the
best in life good wages, quality education,
good public facilities, home ownership among
He also announced that the people's aid
handout, BR1M, will be a yearly affair
Cost of living :
*Initiatives taken include expanding the
1Malaysia people's aid programme targetted
at the people who need them by allocating
RM2.34bil benefitting six million
*1Malaysia school vouchers of RM100 given to
5.24 million students amounting to RM524mil.
*1Malaysia book vouchers worth RM250 each
given to 390,000 students in universities
and colleges totalling RM97.5mil.
*Aid and grants given to the people worth
RM37.8bil, including RM22.3bil in subsidies,
RM873.5mil incentive payments and RM14.6bil
in direct aid.
*85 1Malaysia shops selling basic goods at
prices 20% to 40% below market price and 168
clinics that offer health care at RM1.
Increasing standard of living among low
*Poverty rate has been cut by 1.7% but
efforts will continue to increase standards
*Under the programme to end poverty, 106,967
people have been registered for jobs,
businesses, and agriculture and have
*Under the e-Kasih programme 89% or more
than 100,000 of those who registered have
been lifted from poverty in three years.
*Government has offered 100,000 units of
Uplifting rural basic infrastructure
*More than 3,300km of roads have been built
and, 1.4 mil households have clean water
supply and more than 470,000 households have
access to steady electricity suppy.
*The government has built and repaired
53,000 homes for the rural poor.
Improving students' academic achievements:
*Preschool enrolment is now at 80% in 2012,
compared to 67% in 2009.
*In 2012, 164 schools have been lifted from
the low performing ranks.
Improving public transport:
*The government has improved the LRT and MRT
connections. The people are urged to be
patient until the projects are completed.
*Among others, six coaches have been added
to KTM Komuter and GoKL offers free bus
*In the future the people can look forward a
high speed train between Kuala Lumpur and
Singapore that will take just 90 minutes.
*Initiatives taken have borne fruit.
According to Transparency International, in
the perception of graft ranking, Malaysia
has moved six steps up to 54 in 2012 and
third in Asean
* 14 Special Session Courst established in
the last three years and 400 graft cases
have been tried and nearly 260 cases decided
upon by 2012
*Initiatives have been further expanded to
ensure greater police presence, particularly
in collaboration with resident and community
associations and strengthening initiatives
such as the deployment of more police
personnel to concentrate on “Hotspot” areas
to reduce crime.
Source: The Star
Tuesday March 19, 2013 MYT 10:11:59 PM