Put employees’ welfare first, PM tells GLCs
"The contribution of employees to the growth of any company should not be taken lightly," he said before launching plantation giant Sime Darby's affordable houses for its current and former workers in Pulau Carey here yesterday.
He lauded Sime Darby's initiative in putting the welfare of its workers before profit.
Earlier, Sime Darby chairman Tan Sri Samsudin Osman announced that the houses, in the basic built, will cost RM120,000 each.
The prime minister's announcement was met with a huge round of applause from the crowds.
According to Najib, a country's wealth should be distributed evenly.
"We do not want all the riches to be enjoyed by only one group - like in the (United States of) America, where one per cent of Americans control 40 per cent of the country's wealth," said Najib.
Such unbalanced distribution of wealth, he added, will not affect a country socially but its competitiveness in the long run.
Najib said political stability and social security is important to ensure prosperity.
"As we speak, our security forces are defending us from enemies in Lahad Datu, Sabah.
"We should all support our security forces and thank them. Not only them, but the government that affords the security as well," he said.- Business Times, 9/3/2013, Put employees’ welfare first, PM tells GLCs