A few prime ministers before PM Najib Razak have had the same dream. Najib said the government would make Malaysia a better place to live and work in to lure back its citizens residing abroad as well as attract global talents to the country.
"We will create more opportunities, more excitement and more buzz in Malaysia to attract the Malaysian diaspora and expatriates to the country," said Najib.
More opportunities - When is the government going to announce a post-NEP economic policy, implement meritocracy, open up the public procurement process etc.?
More excitement - When is the government going to adopt a more liberal approach towards international artistes performing in Malaysia? Clarify its performance permit application process and requirements? When is the government going to stop religious extremists/snoop squads from patronizing the people?
Buzz - When can the government get over a shallow sloganeering and media spin but did very little else to improve the situation?
When can we curb corruption, enhance democracy, stop racism and religious extremism, stop abusing public institutions for its own political interest?
20 years? 30 years? After 2020? Next 6 months? Anything more than 6 months, it is not going to help turn around this country.