In spite of the oppositions pouring scorn on Prime Minister Najib's capability of running the country he did make significant transformation in some key areas crucial to the economic well-being of the country.
The World Bank Report below shows that Malaysia is among the economies that improved the most across three or more doing business areas
So, Najib did nor rest on his laurels as perceived and deplored by the opposition Pakatan Rakyat leaders.
For starter, the introduction of the GST is a welcome sign that Malaysia is moving forward.
The next big thing Najib should do to is trim the budget deficit by removing fuel subsidy completely. It is the most wasteful and unproductive subsidy that have eroded the nation's coffers. The subsidy have led to smuggling of our resources to neighbouring countries, where fuel costs are higher and sold at market price.
Najib should not wait too long to remove the subsidy, he must do it soonish, preferably before the end of 2014, on the premise that "time is a good healer" hence if the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true. Time heals the grieving heart, people tend to forget the bad times as time goes by.
The government spent almost RM24 billion a year on this wasteful and unproductive spending, which most Malaysians are unaware of and failed to appreciate.
Just imagine how much developments beneficial to the people, or reduction of our fiscal deficit can come from this money, instead, of turning it into wasteful and toxic carbon monoxide.
He can do wonders with the saving.
Read the World Bank Report here.