M’sia Gives Full Support On Asean Connectivity – Najib
HANOI, Oct 28 – Malaysia will give full commitment and support to the implementation of the Master Plan on Asean Connectivity, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
In a statement issued here Thursday, the prime minister said there was a need to mobilise the required financial resources for effective implementation of the Master Plan.
Najib also stressed that Asean must exert all efforts in implementing over 635 action lines in all the three Community Blueprints if it was to achieve the common vision and aspiration of realising the Asean Community in 2015.
At the same time, he underscored the importance of implementing the necessary programmes and activities at national level.
On evolving regional architecture, Najib welcomed the intention of Russia and the United States to join the East Asia Summit (EAS).
He said the inclusion of both countries in the EAS was of strategic importance to Asean, and would further enhance the substance and profile of the forum.
Najib also said it was timely for the Asean Business Advisory Council (ABAC) to involve young Asean entrepreneurs.
He said this could be achieved through programmes such as Young Business Leaders Exchange Programme, to provide a platform for them to exchange views and information on economic cooperation.
Najib also encouraged ABAC to fully utilise the funds provided by Asean Dialogue Partners to initiate new projects.
He noted that Malaysian companies were winners and finalists of Asean Business Awards.
The prime minister said the companies won awards and were finalists for the categories of growth, innovation, corporate social responsibility and employment.
He said the companies were Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Tenaga Nasional Berhad, KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital, Microlink Solutions Berhad and Smart Reader Worldwide Sdn Bhd.
On climate change, the prime minister emphasised that it must continue to be a priority agenda of any government.
He stressed the need for collective effort in further exploring the use of energy sources that could progressively meet the regional and global energy demand.
Najib said he also encouraged closer regional collaboration across the spectrum of green technology which was a potential driver in generating new areas of growth in this region.