Najib is on a one-day visit to Perlis. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKANGAR, March 13 — The economy of the country will not grow if ‘infra-rakyat’ (infrastructure for the people) is not well implemented, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He said that when the economy continued to grow well, the government would be able to implement not just the infra-rakyat but also provide employment for the people and various subsidies for the needy.
“If the economy does not grow, we cannot provide employment opportunities to the thousands of our children graduating annually from the public institutions of higher learning such as Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).
“If the economy does not grow, how can we provide the subsidies in the education and health sectors and meet the expenditure for all public servants?” he said when speaking at the official opening of the Perlis Urban Transformation Centre here.