PUCHONG (Bernama) – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched the National Community Policy, an approach to mould a community that is more concerned towards social issues and create a more prosperous life, yesterday.
Emphasising on the aspects of value, way of life as well as the social aspects practised by the urban community, the social development policy aimed to absorb noble values and the enhancement of human capacity to achieve a prosperous life.
In his message in the 32-page booklet, Dr Mahathir said besides political stability and rapid economic growth, Malaysia’s journey towards achieving a developed nation with a modern and strong economy called for detailed and strong social elements.
“The people who cooperate and live in unity regardless of race or background represent the key to the strategy of a particular nation like Malaysia to continue to progress into a developed nation,” he said.
Dr Mahathir arrived at the Padang Awam Taman Puchong Perdana accompanied by his wife, Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamed Ali.
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari and several other members of the Cabinet were also present.