The rise in ranking on several international charts does not reflect the success of the ETP in a way we may wish.
In March 2010, the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) was launched by the federal government’s Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu) to spearhead, facilitate and build upon the policy directions, strategies and programmes made in the 10th Malaysia Plan. The ultimate aim is to push the Malaysian economy towards high income and developed nation status by 2020. Through a series of consultative sessions (also known as “labs”) involving ministries, public and private institutions, multinational corporations, local corporations as well as non-governmental organisations from all over the country, 12 National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs) were identified, from which 131 entry point projects (EPP) emerged.
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