Govt to adopt 3 thrusts to improve economy


The Pakatan Harapan government will be adopting the approach of three thrusts in the effort to improve the country’s economy to give confidence to investors and raise the quality of life of the people.

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the three thrusts are “pro growth” to energise the economy of the country, “pro job” to create employment opportunities, and “pro poor” to overcome poverty and to rebuild the country so that the people would live comfortably under Pakatan Harapan administration.

He said the approach has been used by the DAP administration in Penang successfully since 2008 and it is now used to improve the economy at national level.

“The three thrusts, which essentially focus on economic, education and health sectors, were adopted when formulating Pakatan Harapan’s first budget to improve the country’s economy after Barisan Nasional,” he said in Georgetown yesterday.

Earlier, Lim who is also DAP secretary general opened the Penang DAP Convention, which was attended by state party leaders and 791 state delegates.

He said Pakatan Harapan should give its best performance to ensure the national economy is on the right track to benefit the people.

“If we do not show a bright economic future for the people, it will be difficult for us. If we can show the economy is better, then we should be able to face the next general election confidently,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lim who is also Bagan MP said DAP will give its full support to the Federal Constitution even though the party is criticised in the political games of the Opposition, which played up racial and extremist sentiments when the focus of Pakatan Harapan now is to serve the people and restore the country’s economy.

He said to build the nation, all quarters should understand the concept of nationhood and have respect for the Federal Constitution. — Bernama