"Strive For Excellence At All Times," Advices Pak Lah
Speaking at a dinner for Malaysian government officials, Malaysians residing in New York and their families, he said the National Mission, a policy framework to help Malaysia attain developed nation status by 2020, emphasised on adding value to the country's human capital through education and honing of skills in various areas.
He said the quest for excellence to help attain developed nation status does not stop at 2020 but goes beyond that.
Therefore, he said, one should not stop at improving oneself after a while but should continue to pursue excellence at all times.
Present at the reception were Abdullah's wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar and his wife, Datin Seri Aziah Syed Zainal Abidin.
Abdullah said Malaysia's future success depended on the quality of its human capital and its ability to nurture people with a first-class mentality.
The prime minister said Malaysia had done well in its first 50 years and hoped that the next 50 years would be even better.
***** While I wholeheartedly support the 'strive for excellence' call by the PM, current government policies unfortunately seem to encourage the opposite! The unrestrained imposition of ethnic quotas, the unconscionable nurturing of shameless rent-seekers and the persistent and unbending opposition to true meritocracy are all out of step with what the PM is preaching from New York.
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