Strengthen country's resilience, Najib tells civil servants

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  • Monday, 06 Feb 2017

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 KUALA LUMPUR- Prime Minister Najib Razak attends question-and-answer session in Dewan Rakyat at 1000 (0200 GMT) KUALA LUMPUR- Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi chairs meeting of Cabinet Committee on Drug Eradication at 1045 (0245 GMT) KUALA LUMPUR- Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah attend investiture at Istana Negara at 1100 (0300 GMT)

PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister has reminded civil servants of the importance of strengthening the country’s resilience in order to face external factors that can affect the economy.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) said that while the World Bank anticipated that this year’s world economy would be better than 2016, external elements could have an impact on a country’s growth.

“That is why we need to strengthen our national resilience to face uncertainties. We need to focus and continue working on our strengths so that the economy can continue to enjoy growth even with external impact,” he told civil servants at the Prime Minister’s Department monthly gathering.

The World Bank has anticipated that global economy will grow 3.4% this year compared to 3.15% in 2016.

Najib said that among the fundamentals that can contribute to national resilience is the effective and on-time implementation of government projects, programmes and aid to the people.

“These are fundamental factors that we can control. That is why I want 2017 to be the year of delivery because these are the things that can not only spur economic growth but also ensure the well-being of the people,” he said.

Najib also called for civil servants to break away from being territorial and working in isolation.

“There is no single ministry or agency project which does not involve others. So to ensure we reach the effectiveness that I have been talking about, we need to work together, with each other and as a team,” he said.

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