Sustainability must be considered in every programme, says Najib
PUTRAJAYA, June 21 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today highlighted a number of approaches including ensuring sustainability to be given focus for the successful administration of the country.
He said in implementing any programme, the main factor that needed to be considered was sustainability, so that the economy would continue to grow and the nation’s revenue keep increasing.
Najib said with a high economic growth rate and increased national revenue, part of it must go to the social and welfare sector, thus enabling those in need of assistance to receive sustainable financial resources.
He said this situation differed from the model of socialist countries, which emphasised the distribution of resources without thinking of ways to develop the financial resources or the countries’ economy as a whole.
“It will be the same situation if there are groups trying to use a platform that is too populist, promising everything to the people but without presenting the financial sources to sponsor the goods promised,” he said at the monthly gathering of the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry here today.
Najib has been acting minister for the ministry since April after Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil stepped down from the post. — Bernama