Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (Source: http://www.themalaymailonline.com)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA)
– Malaysians can look forward to a brighter economic future for 2018, Prime Minister Najib Razak said in his New Year message on December 31.

According to the PM, his administration’s National Transformation initiatives, better known as TN50 to help the country reach developed nation status by 2050, are providing a roadmap of optimism for the future of the nation.

Several international financial bodies have also given upbeat and healthy reports on Malaysia’s economic growth, saying that Malaysia will grow up to 5.8 percent.

He forecast that his country’s economy will witness a healthy growth and further reduction of budget deficit in 2018, affirming that the government will continue to take all steps necessary to build the nation and promote the safety, welfare and happiness of people.

He also touted foreign investor confidence in the country amid prevailing global economic gloom as a sign that Malaysia is set to grow even bigger next year.

Najib cited e-commerce giant Alibaba  founder Jack Ma who  chose to launch his company’s first digital free trade zone outside China as proof of the Malaysian government’s efficient and business-friendly environment created under TN50.-VNA