03 April, 2010

Najib, go forth and do your job, it is the time of action, not talk.

Datuk Seri Najib Razak must be pretty happy that 2 out of 3 Malaysians approve of him, as found out in the latest survey by the Merdeka Center for Opinion Research.

For the prime minister, it should only mean one thing. Go forth and do your job because there more Malaysians behind you than not.

Given the latest Merdeka Centrer findings, Najib must be emboldened to go all the way with the New Economic Model (NEM) and his suite of reforms, including what he calls the commonsense policies such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

He should also go forward and roll back subsidies for fuel and sugar, using the savings for far more critical expenses, including education and infrastructure, for all Malaysians although six out of 10 won’t agree to cut subsidies.

As he considers Perkasa “not so extreme”, the prime minister should then not be cowed by the Malay rights movement — or chauvinists among other ethnic communities — to forge ahead with the NEM to eliminate affirmative-action policies that have held it back over the past few decades.

It is the time of action, not talk. That’s what nearly 7 out of 10 Malaysians are telling the PM.

Malaysians want economic growth, crime and corruption to be tackled. And this Najib knows, with his six National Key Results Areas (NKRAs) that focus on all these issues.

There isn’t time to fiddle with more plans or consider further feedback.

More so than Umno, or the Barisan Nasional, many Malaysians are planting their hope on Najib to deliver what he has promised and announced in his first year in office.

They are giving up to 24 months for him to make good his promises as the next general election looms in the horizon....more

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