NAJIB RELATES DEVELOPING MALAYSIA TO PLAYING FOOTBALL
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 (Bernama) -- The fever of the World Cup soccer kicking off in South Africa tomorrow was felt momentarily in the Dewan Rakyat today when Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tabled the 10th Malaysia Plan.
The ardent fan of English Premier League team Manchester United used the analogy of a successful football team to relate to the successful realisation of Malaysia's aspiration to become a developed nation and high-income economy.
"In the spirit of the World Cup, which begins tomorrow ...," he had begun the conclusion of his speech when tabling the plan.
Najib said: "For a football team to succeed, all players in the team, irrespective of their position, need to work together and play as a team. However great the footballers are as individual players, victory can only be achieved as a team.
"Therefore, to succeed (as a developed nation), we must form a 1Malaysia team that is united and aligned in purpose and vision, to achieve the best for Malaysia, through our collective best efforts."
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