Mahathir blames Pak Lah, Najib for failure to see Vision 2020 through

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reportedly blamed the failure of achieving Vision 2020 goals on poor execution by his successors Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

Dr Mahathir told Free Malaysia Today that the country was on track in achieving Vision 2020 goals he had set before stepping down as prime minister in 2003, but those who inherited his plans deviated from and derailed the mission.

“When we launched it in 1991, we were growing at a very high rate, and it seemed that the policies were good.

“I thought the policy would continue throughout the 30-year period to the year 2020.

“Unfortunately, when I stepped down, Abdullah and later Najib went in different directions,” he was quoted saying.

Dr Mahathir claimed the two former prime ministers did not emphasise developing the country but instead focused on big projects so they could allegedly make money for themselves.

Abdullah, also known as Pak Lah, was Dr Mahathir’s immediate successor, and was followed by Najib, who took office as prime minister in 2009.

“Malaysia would have remained an ‘Asian tiger’ and not be in its present condition if those administrations had continued along the path he had laid out.

“We couldn’t achieve Vision 2020 because they took the wrong direction,” he said.

He added that leaders who led the country after him wanted to establish their own legacies.

“But as it turned out, they failed very badly.

“Their legacy now is a kleptocracy, a government of thieves, and that is not an achievement,” he said.

He claimed that if Pakatan Harapan had been given five to 10 years in power, it could have been able to elevate Malaysia to developed nation status and fulfill the aims laid out in 1991. MM

One thought on “Mahathir blames Pak Lah, Najib for failure to see Vision 2020 through

  • February 10, 2021 at 16:34

    madey kutty yang merencatkan sendiri wawasan 2020nya
    dah bagus2 ekonomi berkembang(kononnya) pada awal 90an…
    kenapa berjudi matawang negara dalam forex sehinnga rugi lebih RM31 billion?
    bila berlaku krisis ekonomi pada 1997…
    matawang negara memang sudah susut nilai akibat kalah berjudi dalam forex
    nilai ringgit menjadi lebih rendah dari dollar amerika
    ini menyebabkan belanja nak beli itu ini bagi pembangunan & kemajuan negara terjejas
    cuba tengok apa madey kutty dah lakukan pada MAS?
    siapa yang mewarisi & terpaksa cuci taik yang dibuat oleh madey kutty?
    sial lahanat punya madey kutty tak habis2 nak salahkan orang lain


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