Najib 100th Day in OfficeSaturday, July 11, 2009
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:
1. 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.
2. The government offer for sale of 44,000 units of public housing to people renting these premises in the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
3. 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.
4. The government's raising by 3,000 the number of taxi permits, the applications for which will be approved over the next three months.
5. The introduction of drastic measures to reduce crime and fight corruption.
6. Facilitating applications for registration of births in Sabah and Sarawak.
7. Construction of additional roads in Sabah and Sarawak.
8. Upgrading of water and electricity supply in Sabah and Sarawak.
9. Reduction to RM211 the fee for learning to ride Class B2 motorcycles of 250cc and below, beginning Sept 1.
10. Increasing by RM150 million the allocation for Tekun Nasional, with RM15 million to be made available for young entrepreneurs from the Indian community.
11. Introduction of the new Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (1Malaysia Unit Trust) with a size of 10 billion units.
When he entered office in early April, he owned one of the lowest approval ratings of any incoming Malaysian Prime Minister.
One hundred days later and after a slew of measures to reform the economy, Malaysians appear to be warming up to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, a latest survey by an independent polling house shows.
The poll by the Merdeka Centre shows that his approval rating is 65 per cent, a spike from the tepid 46 per cent in mid-May and 42 per cent just before he became the country’s sixth leader.
Twenty-two per cent are dissatisfied with his performance while 13 per cent were undecided.
He made some bold changes like liberalising the financial services sector, allowing foreigners to own larger chunks of investments banks and insurance companies.
But the Government decision to revert the teaching of Mathematics and Science from English to BM is not well received. It is a step backward.