The National Mission 2006-2020
The National Mission comprises five thrusts :
First Thrust: To move the economy up the value chain
The Government aims to increase the value add of existing economic sectors as well as generate new knowledge-intensive activities and employment in ICT, biotechnology and services. The Government will also build an environment which encourages the private sector to take a leading role in the country’s economic development.
Second Thrust:To raise the country’s capacity for knowledge, creativity and innovation and nurture ‘first class mentality’
Malaysia’s future success depends on the quality of its human capital, not only in terms of intellect but also character. Therefore, in line with this thrust, the Government aims to undertake comprehensive improvement of the country’s education system, from pre-school to tertiary and vocational institutions. A more enabling environment will also be fostered to encourage the R&D. At the same time, heavier emphasis will be placed on the shaping of values to create more well-rounded individuals.
Third Thrust: To address persistent socio-economic inequalities constructively and productively.
The Government strongly believes in eradicating poverty, generating more balanced growth and ensuring the benefits of growth are enjoyed by the Malaysian people in a fair and just manner.
Fourth Thrust: To improve the standard and sustainability of our quality of life.
The Government will continue to provide for basic needs such as water, energy, housing, transportation and other amenities but more emphasis must now be placed in addressing issues related to maintenance, upgrading and efficient usage of resources.
Fifth Thrust: To strengthen the institutional and implementation capacity of the country.
The success of our plans rests on our ability to implement. As such, the Government aims to improve the public services delivery system at various levels. The Government will also address issues related to corruption and integrity in the public sector, the private sector and among the general public.
(EXTRACT OF SPEECH BY THE PRIME MINISTER
YAB DATO’ SERI ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI
AT THE TABLING OF THE MOTION ON THE NINTH MALAYSIA PLAN, 2006-2010
AT DEWAN RAKYAT, 31 MARCH 2006 )