COMMENT The just released Eleventh Malaysia Plan (11MP) strives to inspire, cajole and rally us toward 2020. I have no problem in general with slogans, catchphrases, cheerleading, or even a dash of hyperbole. The document has to contain some of that.
However, the mandate to tug at our hearts does not give licence to toy with the facts.
This 11MP handles some data in a bizarre, anomalous manner. The most prominent of 11MP’s six multidimensional goals rests on flawed foundations.
And it is difficult to believe that errors and confusions – of a most rudimentary nature – are committed innocently...