12th Plan Malaysia: Dr Wee calls for restructuring of development planning priorities


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian 12th plan is more than just a continuation of previous Malaysian plans, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong (Photo).

The Minister of Transport said that the year 2021 will mark the start of a new chapter and called for a restructuring of development planning priorities.

“It is clear that the 12th Malaysian plan cannot simply be a continuation of previous Malaysian plans, as we face new circumstances, new needs and new obstacles.

“Realignment of development planning priorities where the gentrification of rural areas and the advancement of the digital economy, for example, are channels to achieve the vision of shared prosperity.

“The 12th Malaysian Plan is an important policy instrument guiding the development of the country for the next five years,” he said at the 12th Malaysian Plan 2020 Stakeholder Engagement Online Forum on Tuesday (December 8th).

The online forum was organized by the Institute for Strategic Analysis & Policy Research (Insap) to gather views and contributions from experts and industry representatives to be submitted to the Economic Planning Unit later. this month.

Dr Wee, who is also the chairman of MCA, said many ideas and ideas for transformative reforms were presented at the forum, which was moderated by Insap’s economic adviser, Associate Professor Dr Wong Chin Yoong.

In a statement, Insap said the forum’s five key points promote effective policy planning, implementation and delivery by increasing public sector capacity, revitalizing and re-energizing the domestic private sector to increase competitiveness and relevance in the global market. .

Other points emerged from the forum: balancing regional and social planning, promoting gender equality, taking into account people with disabilities and anticipating the aging of the population, as well as the objective of shared prosperity and inclusion for all Malaysians.

Prime Minister (Economy) Department Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad, who delivered the opening speech at the start of the forum, underlined the government’s continued commitments to achieve the goals and aspirations of a vision of shared prosperity.

He said strong sectoral economic growth will be supported by advances in infrastructure connectivity, especially in the areas of transport and telecommunications.

Other speakers at the event included Chairman of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research Tan Sri Dr Kamal Salih, Chairman of the Center for Public Policy Studies (Asli) Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam, Dean of the Faculty of Business, University of Malaysia Sabah Economics and Accounting Prof Datuk Kassim Mansur, University of Malaysia Department of Administrative and Political Studies, Professor Terrence Gomez, Executive Director of Lee Heng Guie Social Economy Research Center, social activist Dr Chandra Muzaffar and Joint Action Group for Gender Equality representative Meera Samanther.

In addition to the above panelists, industry leaders from various chambers and associations also took the opportunity to share their views on the platform.

In his closing remarks, Deputy Minister of National Unity Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker, who is also President of Insap, reiterated the strong expectation of fellow Malaysians to want to witness the birth of a new Malaysia. more sustainable, resilient and equitable, responsive to current and future national perspectives.


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