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Published: Friday January 20, 2012 MYT 8:20:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 20, 2012 MYT 8:21:13 PM

Najib: Malaysia 'best package' as a country

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia offers the best package as a country in terms of standard of living and amenities, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Friday.

The Prime Minister said while other countries may be better in some other aspects, seen as an entire package, Malaysia has its advantages.

"As a package, Malaysia is value for money. It is difficult for us to say that there are places better than Malaysia.

"In terms of fuel prices, house rent or cost of houses and anything else at all ... Malaysia is far better as a package," he told reporters after a visit to the Kg Kerinchi People's Housing Project in Lembah Pantai here.

Najib's wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor and Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin accompanied him on the visit, which was part of his tour of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Najib said foreign visitors he met have admitted that they are impressed with Malaysia's achievements thus far.

He said this best package that Malaysia has would be constantly improved by quantum leaps to ensure the country was on equal standing with the developed nations.

Najib cited the commitment of the Government in implementing mega projects such as the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and River of Life, which would transform the face of Kuala Lumpur in five years, and said these were among the quantum leaps that will take Malaysia to a more remarkable level.

The achievement will enable Kuala Lumpur then to match major cities of the world, such as London, New York and Tokyo, he added. - Bernama

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