Strategies and initiatives outlined under the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) can further hasten Malaysia’s economic growth and bolster the country’s competitiveness. -- NSTP Archive

KUALA LUMPUR: Strategies and initiatives outlined under the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) can further hasten Malaysia’s economic growth and bolster the country’s competitiveness.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Institut Masa Depan Malaysia chairman said the fair and equitable distribution of the economy would only be possible in a fast-growing, stable and sustainable country.

“There is nothing to be distributed to the people if the country’s economic growth is slow and contractionary.

“Efforts to distribute the country’s economic pie fairly and justly to the people must be in line with efforts to drive rapid economic growth and enhance the country's competitiveness,” he said in his keynote address at the launch of WKB2030 by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.

Muhyiddin said the WKB2030 provided a new platform for Malaysia to boost its economic achievement and fulfil the people’s desire for a prosperous life.

Under the plan, various efforts will be made by the government to increase the people’s income to enable households to achieve improved standards of living.

The people would have access to quality health services, education, basic amenities, safe and prosperous environment and benefits derived from integrity in governance.

Muhyiddin added that a gradual monitoring system should be established to ensure the success of each target set out under the core and key strategies of WKB2030 within 10 years.