TN50: A Journey For The Future Generation To Look Forward To
Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 08:26
Written by Teh Wei Soon
CHARTING a new direction, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during his Budget 2017 speech, revealed the National Transformation 2050 (TN50), which will span three decades after the end of the Vision 2020 policy – to create a successful new generation, in line with The New Economic Policy (NEP) mooted under his late father, the second Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein.
Najib, referring to TN50 as Malaysia’s “lucky charm” and a “legacy to be inherited by future generations”, also disclosed the initiative which will involve youths of all races as its core, and entrusted to the Youth and Sports Ministry under his patronage, aims to form a nation of calibre, with an excellent mindset.
Embarking on this new journey, its first national dialogue session took place on January 19, through a town hall meeting involving 500 young Malaysians in Universiti Malaya, where the Prime Minister pledged to hear the voices of the people and youths from all walks of life – as every Malaysian should be included in the country’s progress and take part in its future plans.
Based on the feedback of the series which will be held on a state level, from the country’s 1.5 million youths throughout the year, the government will evaluate and draft a TN50 policy document which outlines the economic, social, cultural and environmental targets Malaysia aims to achieve by 2050 – to be unveiled by Najib between late 2018 and early 2019, once it is being fine-tuned by experts.
“The TN50 or National Transformation 2050 is ours. Our government today is a government which is willing to listen and uses the bottom-up approach. God willing, the ideas which were put forward will be studied and taken into consideration,” Najib said, while adding to not have TN50 politcised.
But will Malaysia achieve its target envisioned by the Prime Minister, to become a top 20 country in the world by 2050?
Malaysian Digest spoke with a political analyst, an economic expert and some Malaysian youths as they share their insightful opinions as well as their expectations on the 30-year transformation plan.
A Good Transformation Plan, But Should Be Inclusive To Everyone
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