The year 2020 is not far away and we have 10 years left. We could have been on track to achieve the criteria of a developed nation, if not for a few years of administration which basically was on "auto pilot" mode.
To achieve Vision 2020 - the brainchild of Dr Mahathir, something bold must be done and a transformation programme is needed. As such, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak brought in talent from the private sector and the civil service under one roof - Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU).
To date, under the Government Transformation Programme (GTP), the NKRA results have been met and statistics have shown that welfare is being channeled to the needy poor, rural areas will enjoy basic infrastructure and the crime rates at hot spots are being tackled with specific mechanisms.
With the great success of the GTP, the Government had to look at the nation's dull economy. Let's be frank. The economy needed a boost after a sleepy period under YOU-KNOW-WHO.
As such, the idea of an Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) was born. The private sector spent weeks if not months mapping out the future of our country together with the civil service and stakeholders of core industries which we call National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) today.
After all the hard work and energy sapping efforts, the Economic Transformation Programme (12 NKEA) is ready and will be showcased to the world on 21 Sept 2010 at PWTC from 9am to 5pm.
One word truly describes the ETP - bold. Be there to find out more of the economic roadmap by Najib's administration and the private sector to achieve Vision 2020!
On a personal note, I hope that when the Vision 2020 time capsule containing Tun Dr Mahathir's message is unlocked, we will be proud to tell Dr M that "as Malaysians from Tun's generation, we have not failed you and we are now a sovereign and developed nation".
Pakatan Rakyat, time for you to go back to school and the drawing board to learn how to be a Government.