22 May 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 ― The 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) is unrealistic and will likely not give Malaysia the push it needs to become a developed nation by 2020 unless Putrajaya addresses existing shortcomings first, analysts have said.
Singapore’s Institute of Southeast Asian Studies deputy director Dr Ooi Kee Beng said it was “not plausible” for Malaysia to meet all the lofty goals outlined in the 11MP in order to ultimately achieve developed nation status come 2020 as Putrajaya has yet to address fundamental shortcomings like education.
… Similarly, Dr Oh Ei Sun, a senior fellow at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University said that crucial components of the 11MP as unrealistic ― such as Putrajaya’s goal to have household incomes increase from from RM6,141 last year to RM10,540 in 2020.
“There are parts which are not so realistic like to increase household income to RM10,000 over the next five years, you’re talking about about a 15 to 20 per cent increase every year. That’s something that is not very realistic,” he said in a phone interview to Malay Mail Online.
IDSS / Online
Last updated on 18/11/2015