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

Nazir Razak calls for new platform to map a new future for Malaysia

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Speaking at the Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, CIMB Group chairman Datuk Seri Nazir Razak says the country needs to urgently address issues affecting the socio-economy of the country. – Pic courtesy of Khanazah Nasional, October 6, 2015.

Banker Datuk Seri Nazir Razak has called for the formation of a national consultative council (NCC) to draw up a much needed social and economic re-engineering plan to chart a new future for the country.

“To borrow a leaf from history, let us once again bring together the best and brightest of Malaysians to huddle and deliberate our options,” he said referring to the NCC that was formed after the 1969 race riots.

Nazir said this when delivering a luncheon address at a closed door session at Khazanah Nasional Bhd’s megatrends 2015 forum in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

He said the NCC should be inclusive, its deliberations wide ranging and it must be led by someone or a group with the moral authority “to bring the good and the great to the table for the sake of the nation’s new future”. Read more