Friday, March 31, 2006

Abdullah Tables Ninth Malaysia Plan In Parliament - Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi Friday tabled in Parliament the Ninth Malaysia Plan which will steer the nation's development agenda for the next five years between 2006 and 2010.

Tabling of the plan themed "Together Towards Glory, Excellence and Distinction" was televised live by RTM, TV3 and NTV7 to enable the people from throughout the country to follow directly.

The plan outlines the government's policies and programmes to boost the country's capabilities to compete globally, ensure equitable distribution of income and nation's wealth, strengthen national unity and a better quality of life for the people.

The government took more than a year to prepare the plan after consultations with various interest groups including discussions with political and community leaders.

The ninth plan has been published in a 559-page book (Bahasa Malaysia text 587 pages) by the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department.