Friday, May 6, 2005

"I'm Aware"

PM: I'm aware ...

Brendan Pereira
New Straits Times
PM: I'm aware ... (HL)
Byline: Brendan Pereira
Edition: Main/Lifestyle

KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Little seems to be happening. Contracts are drying

up. Election promises have been put on the backburner.
Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi set the record straight on these

sentiments in arguably one of his most important speeches since becoming

Prime Minister of Malaysia in November 2003.

He conceded that malaise and inertia continued to be a problem in

certain sectors, and the pace of reform slow. But the situation was not

as gloomy as painted by the doomsayers, saying that significant progress

had been achieved over 18 months and there was more to ...