Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak , who marked his 100th day in office as the prime minister yesterday, made 11 announcements pertaining to government efforts to provide for a better life for Malaysians.
These announcements were made at the ‘100 Days of Najib with the People’ function at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) which was telecast live by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM). The announcements were:
* Facilitating applications for registration of births in Sabah and Sarawak.
* Construction of additional roads in Sabah and Sarawak.
* Upgrading of water and electricity supply in Sabah and Sarawak.
* A 20 per cent discount for users of the pre-paid Smart Tag and Touch n Go cards who pay toll 80 times or more in a month.
* The government offer for sale of 44,000 units of public housing to people renting these premises in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
* A 50 per cent discount on the licence renewal fee for hawkers and petty traders in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur with immediate effect.
* The government’s raising by 3,000 the number of taxi permits, the applications for which will be approved over the next three months.
* The introduction of drastic measures to reduce crime and fight corruption.
Reduction to RM211 the fee for learning to ride Class B2 motorcycles of 250cc and below, beginning Sept 1.
* Increasing by RM150 million the allocation for Tekun Nasional, with RM15 million to be made available for young entrepreneurs from the Indian community.
Introduction of the new Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (1Malaysia Unit Trust) with a size of 10 billion units.