12MP mid-term review to be tabled in Parliament today

KUALA LUMPUR: The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) Mid-Term Review (MTR) is set to be tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the special meeting of the Dewan Rakyat today (September 11).

According to the Dewan Rakyat calendar, the tabling of the 12MP MTR is scheduled for 10 am today with no afternoon sitting as the debate will start tomorrow until Thursday, while replies by ministers are slated for next Monday and Tuesday (Sept 18-19).

The meeting will be broadcast live through the Malaysian Parliament's official YouTube channel and several television stations.

This is the first tabling of the MTR by the Unity Government since forming the government after the 15th General Election (GE-15) on November 19 last year.

The 12MP -- with an allocation of RM400 billion -- tabled on Sept 27, 2021, is the complementary phase of the country's five-year development plan (2021-2025) towards achieving the status of a developed and inclusive country.

The 12MP MTR was carried out to evaluate the achievements of the five-year plan in its first two years (2021-2022) and the direction for the next three years (2023-2025) towards achieving a sustainable, prosperous, and high-income nation, taking into account current domestic challenges and global trends.

The review focuses on two main aspects, with the first being re-evaluation and re-assessment which include achievements, gap analysis, improvement and new direction proposals; and the efficiency of programmes and development project implementation.

On September 7, Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli was reported to have said that the 12MP needs to be evaluated in entirety as the assumptions or plans made prior to the Covid-19 pandemic from 2020 to last have rendered a number of things obsolete.

On June 19, a Special Meeting involving the Prime Minister, cabinet ministers and secretaries-general of ministries on the 12MP MTR agreed that all parties need to move as a team to expedite the implementation of planned reforms and economic initiatives.– Bernama

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