Nazir Razak’s call for consultative council gets thumbs up

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Civil societies and politicians are in support of Datuk Seri Nazir Razak’s proposal for a national consultative council. – The Malaysian Insider filepic, October 6, 2015.

Banker Datuk Seri Nazir Razak’s proposal for a national consultative council (NCC) to chart a new future for Malaysia has received support from members of civil societies and politicians from both sides of the divide.

The brother of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in a speech at the Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s megatrends 2015 forum yesterday, said social and economic re-engineering was needed so that Malaysia will not “lose the international economics game”.

The CIMB Group chairman’s proposal for NCC harks back to the time when Malaysia grappled with the aftermath of race riots in May 1969 by forming such a council to help steer the country back to normalcy.

NCC had been set up by Najib and Nazir’s father, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, who was then deputy prime minister.

Civil society leaders and politicians today gave the thumbs up to Nazir’s proposal, with some expressing optimism that this was what Malaysia needed. Read more