Wan Azizah: Govt to emphasise on people-friendly, inclusive development

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  • Sunday, 02 Sep 2018

Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. -filepic

SHAH ALAM: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan Government would emphasise on a people-friendly and inclusive development.

She said this move was aimed at making available the benefits of development to everyone from the local community to national level.

“The government’s efforts will not be complete and effective if there are no initiatives taken by the people at the local community levels,’’ Dr Wan Azizah said in her speech at the launch of Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organisation’s (Mapim) three-year plan and 10 modules for  Qaryah Transformation on Saturday (Sept 2) night.

Dr Wan Azizah said that Mapim’s Qaryah Transformation programme was in tandem with the Government's objectives as it propagated change at the micro level which will in turn help the Government to initiate change at the macro level.

Mapim’s Qaryah transformation initiative focuses on community development encompassing social, economic, inter-racial relations, education, resource management, development of the younger generation and leadership.

Dr Wan Azizah said Mapim’s module was aimed at building a community that was independent and able to compete to create a well-rounded society.

“Being independent means not being overly dependent on the government to bring change to the community,’’ she added.

On another matter, Dr Wan Azizah said the Pakatan Government was not making change for the sake of change just to look different from the previous government leadership.

“We don’t want it to be like we are entering a competition to show who is stronger and be called champion whilst our contribution is disappointing and not benefiting or felt by the people.

“This would be false transformation which is meaningless,’’ she said.

According to Dr Wan Azizah, changes were necessary to ensure the people and the government’s aspirations are met and initiated at the same time.

“Hence the focus on empowering women, overall development of the family institution, children’s rights and safety within the community," she said.

Meanwhile, Mapim president Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid told a press conference earlier that the organisation’s latest initiative would see the training of 5,000 community leaders for its transformation programme.
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