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Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS)

As Malaysia continues its ambitious journey towards becoming an advanced nation by 2020, the government has adopted Blue Ocean Strategy to deliver programs and services to the public that are high-impact, low cost, and rapidly executed.

Through National Blue Ocean Strategy, over 80 ministries and agencies – from the police and military, to women, youth, and higher education organizations – are collaborating to formulate and execute creative blue ocean strategy initiatives that are transforming the country.

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PUBLIC SERVICE

NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: CHANGE BEGINS WITH THE WORKFORCE

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

November 4, 2013

1Malaysia Training Centre (1MTC), an initiative to realize the nation’s human capital potential, is another initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). NBOS has ascertained that Malaysia’s transformation agenda requires a slew of human capital development programs to ensure the success of the Government, Economic, and Social Transformation Programmes. The 1MTC is a silo-breaking concept that enhances inter-agency cooperation and enables a reduction in the cost of providing training.

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55 INITIATIVES IMPLEMENTED USING NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

October 25, 2013

To date, about 55 initiatives involving more than 80 government agencies have been implemented using the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) concept, which have benefited the people and touched their lives at a more personal level. Among the ongoing NBOS initiatives are Urban and Rural Transformation Centres, collaboration between military and police, 1Malaysia for Youth (1M4U), 1Malaysia Family Care (1MFC), and My Beautiful Neighborhood (MyBN), and many more.

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National Blue Ocean Strategy implemented across the home and defence ministries has contributed to savings in government expenditure, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. Blue ocean initiatives include the optimization of the Malaysian Armed Forces training center as a training center for newly-appointed police personnel and the Community Rehabilitation Programme.

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National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) was introduced in Malaysia in 2009 to help the country achieve its goal of becoming an advanced country by 2020. Under the NBOS, only the ideas that are low cost, high impact, and can be rapidly executed are implemented. To date, 52 initiatives involving more than 80 government agencies have been introduced under the NBOS, benefiting different segments of the society, as part of an inclusive process of national development.

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NBOS SEJAHTERAKAN RAKYAT (NBOS HAS BLESSED THE PEOPLE)

Harian Metro, Malaysia.

May 20, 2013

Sejajar dengan Wawasan 2020, Malaysia kini sedang mengorak langkah ke arah merealisasikan hasrat negara untuk mencapai status negara maju berpendapatan tinggi menjelang tahun 2020. Sebagai tunjang pembangunan ekonomi negara, perkhidmatan awam sedang giat melaksanakan agenda transformasi negara dengan menggunakan pendekatan yang kreatif dan inovatif. Selaras itu, Strategi Lautan Biru Kebangsaan (NBOS) diperkenalkan sebagai satu pendekatan bagi melengkapi pelaksanaan Program Transformasi Nasional demi pembangunan negara dan kesejahteraan rakyat…

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USE NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY IN WORK

New Straits Times, Malaysia

February 7, 2013

Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Dr Ali Hamsa, urged public servants to practice the National Blue Ocean Strategy approach when carrying out their work to increase their productivity.

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The Chief Secretary to the Government of Malaysia, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa, said that the cooperation between the police and armed forces under National Blue Ocean Strategy involved numerous departments and agencies and allowed the government to save substantial costs.

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MAKE 2013 AN EXCELLENT YEAR, NAJIB TELLS CIVIL SERVANTS

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

January 8, 2013

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, urged civil servants to ensure that the 2013 budget is implemented efficiently and smoothly by focusing on the national transformation agenda. The Prime Minister stressed that civil servants place emphasis on the implementation of the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS).

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Sabah State Secretary Tan Sri Sukarti Wakiman said blue ocean strategy has been effective in providing sound management. He said the strategy can be implemented at all levels of public service and can cut costs in management operations to achieve desired results.

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FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS, PM TELLS CIVIL SERVANTS

The Star, Malaysia.

April 5, 2011

In a monthly assembly of the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak focused on the importance of employing blue ocean strategy for the nation’s development. He particularly emphasized the strategy’s Eliminate-Reduce-Raise-Create (ERRC) framework in order to encourage the elimination and reduction of wastage and inefficiency while raising and creating opportunities for both the private and public sectors. He stated that with application of blue ocean strategy frameworks in government strategies, government departments can find creative solutions even with limited resources.

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NAJIB WANTS CIVIL SERVANTS TO ADOPT BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY AS CATALYST FOR GROWTH

Prime Minister’s Office, Malaysia.

April 4, 2011

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak challenged civil servants to adopt blue ocean strategy’s Eliminate-Reduce-Raise-Create framework in order to serve the citizens better and perform at their best. He said that the government of today is the government for the people, emphasizing the concept of 1Malaysia under the motto of “People First, Performance Now.” He encouraged continuous hard work and improvement under the National Key Results Area (NKRA).

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COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: BETTERING THE LIVES OF RURAL FOLK

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

16 December, 2013

Rural Transformation Centre, an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is an integrated transformation program launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia in 2011. Eight initiatives have been implemented by various ministries and agencies to further develop rural areas, among which are skills training, 1Malaysia information kiosks, high value farming, and agro processing. Read more to learn about these cross-ministerial initiatives that aim to improve the lives of the rural population.

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30 AGENCIES TO JOIN COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

12 December, 2013

Mobile Community Transformation Centres (mCTC), an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy, will gather together a total of 30 government agencies. The objective of the program is to bring government services closer to rural folks who do not have direct access to facilities. Read more about the mobile CTC Programme.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: CENTRES RAISE QUALITY OF LIFE

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

2 December, 2013

Military Community Transformation Centres (MCTCs), an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy, have been established for the benefit of military personnel, their families and communities living near military camps. MCTCs offer a range of government services and social activities and are intended to raise the quality of life for military folk and their families as well as local communities.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: OUT TO MAKE VOLUNTOURISM A HIT

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

18 November, 2013

1Malaysia Voluntourism, an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy, aims to foster the spirit of volunteerism in the community, as well as help accelerate development in the tourism sector.

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700,000 GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS TO BENEFIT FROM 1MALAYSIA DISCOUNT CARD

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

4 November, 2013

The 1Malaysia discount card is an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy that provides its cardholders with discounts at more than 100 stores and outlets participating in the program. Prime Minister of Malaysia has extended the card to government pensioners, a privilege enjoyed so far by the police and armed forces.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: HELPING WOMEN HELP THEMSELVES

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

7 October, 2013

The 1Malaysia Support for Housewives Programme, an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy 7, aims to create employment opportunities and provide assistance to housewives, single mothers, women with disabilities and those who are the heads of their families. The program helps them by providing an alternative to supplement their families’ income without compromising their role as housewives.

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The Mobile Community Transformation Centre (CTC) is one of the initiatives under National Blue Ocean Strategy aimed at providing basic government services to rural communities. The main objective of the Mobile CTC is to provide basic, key touch-point services to people in rural areas in order to accelerate rural transformation.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: MAKING NEIGHBOURHOODS A THING OF BEAUTY

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

26 August, 2013

Under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) “My Beautiful Neighbourhood” initiative various government departments and local authorities work together to transform low-cost housing into safe and pleasant neighborhoods.

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The 1Malaysia Hawkers Programme was implemented under National Blue Ocean Strategy to ensure that traders’ income is increased through maintaining clean business premises and serving food and beverages that are healthy and nutritious. The program was undertaken through collaboration among various government agencies and the private sector.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: UTCS PROMOTE PROSPERITY

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

June 17, 2013

The Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs), established through National Blue Ocean Strategy, aim to facilitate urbanites in dealing with government and private agencies without having to visit multiple locations, which is time-consuming and costly. Conspicuously, the UTC offers unique urban services in every state capital in Malaysia. The UTC, as all initiatives under National Blue Ocean Strategy, meets three required criteria: high impact, low cost and rapid execution.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: SERVING PEOPLE, TOUCHING LIVES

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

June 2, 2013

The 1 Malaysia One Call Centre (1MOCC), a one-stop call center that allows citizens to contact various government agencies, is an initiative conceived under the National Blue Ocean Strategy and is a successful example of cross-departmental collaboration that was realized from concept to execution in just six weeks. The 1MOCC is the Malaysian government’s strategy to satisfy the rising expectations of its citizens. True to blue ocean strategy, 1MOCC is an example of a low cost, high value, rapidly executed initiative. It brings a breath of fresh air to government operations, raising the civil service to a new level of performance.

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ZAHID:COMMUNITY REHAB PROGRAMME TO BE EXPANDED

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

June 1, 2013

The Home Ministry will expand its Community Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) to five more army camps with the cooperation of the Prisons Department and Malaysian Armed Forces. The CRP is part of the National Blue Ocean Strategy that aims to reduce repeat offences by providing prisoners with skills training and other career development opportunities.

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RURAL FOLK TO ENJOY CTC SCHEME

The Star, Malaysia.

May 27, 2013

Community Transformation Centres (CTCs), one of the initiatives under National Blue Ocean Strategy, will be improved and expanded to enhance rural livelihood. The CTCs provide key government services, entrepreneurial activities, and forums to socialize, among other benefits, to rural communities.

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MOBILE CTC TO BE IMPROVED AND EXPANDED: AHMAD

Bernama, Malaysia.

May 26, 2013

Community Transformation Centres (CTCs), one of the initiatives under National Blue Ocean Strategy, will be improved and expanded to enhance rural livelihood. The CTCs provide key government services, entrepreneurial activities, and forums to socialize, among other benefits, to rural communities.

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ERHP FLATS GET A FACELIFT

Insight Sabah, Malaysia.

April 14, 2013

Recently the federal government in Malaysia has embarked on a new initiative called “My Beautiful Neighborhood” to give a face lift to certain flats and buildings to improve the image of the city and its surrounding areas. My Beautiful Neighbourhood program comes under the National Blue Ocean Strategy and was officially launched in July 2012 to cover 21 areas nationwide that have been identified as needing assistance. The program targets housing projects that are old and dilapidated.

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The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, launched Military Community Volunteering Days to foster closer rapport between the security forces and the people. A total of 32 military camps opened their doors for public viewing for the first time as part of National Blue Ocean Strategy.

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NBOS: INTEGRATED MERCHANTS FOR DISCOUNT CARDS

Squad Pengguna, Malaysia.

April 5, 2013

Discount cards are introduced under the National Blue Ocean Strategy to provide a range of products and services at discounted rates.

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The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the 1Malaysia Perwani Community to create a 100,000 strong women’s assembly as a national community transformation agent. The initiative was introduced under National Blue Ocean Strategy to improve the welfare of society through various activities for the benefit of local communities.

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PAROLE SYSTEM A WHOPPING SUCCESS

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 8, 2013

The transformation of the Prisons Department in Malaysia was achieved through National Blue Ocean Strategy, by introducing a National Dual Training System, implemented by the Prisons Department and Skills Development Department.

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NAJIB LAUNCHES PERAK URBAN TRANSFORMATION CENTRE

The Star, Malaysia.

February 15, 2013

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, launched the Perak Urban Transformation Centre (UTC), another initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy. The UTC houses various government departments and agencies as well as private and non-governmental organizations to conveniently provide services to people.

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1MOCC, ONE-STOP PUBLIC SERVICE SOLUTION CENTRE LAUNCHED

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

November 12, 2012

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the 1 Malaysia One Call Centre (1MOCC), a one-stop solution for people to ask questions, complain or make suggestions on public services. The 1MOCC is a flagship project under National Blue Ocean Strategy.

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MY KAMPUNG MY FUTURE PILOT PROJECT LAUNCHED

The Borneo Post Online, Malaysia.

November 4, 2012

The Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Datuk Seri Noh Omar, has launched the “My Kampung My Future’ program, a pilot project under National Blue Ocean Strategy to strengthen high-value economic development in villages.

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ARMY COMMITED TO NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY’

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

July 7, 2012

The commander of the First Division Infantry, Major General Datuk Mohd Zaki Mokhtar, said the army will continue to help the government implement development projects in the rural areas to benefit the people. “We are happy that we can play a role in helping the local community, especially those in the rural areas, through our commitment to National Blue Ocean Strategy”, he commented.

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TRANSFORMATION AHEAD

The Star, Malaysia.

July 2, 2012

The Taman Setia Jaya Flats in Alor Setar has been chosen for a pioneering project under National Blue Ocean Strategy. The ’My Beautiful Neighbourhood’ program is a part of government’s effort to provide a better living environment for the people.

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RECORD BN GOVT INITIATIVE

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

June 24, 2012

The country’s first Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) opened on June 23, 2012 in Malacca. The Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, declared it the benchmark of public service for the people. The UTC is an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy to streamline services provided by the government by housing various agencies under one roof.

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UTC A BENCHMARK OF PUBLIC SERVICE, SAYS NAJIB

The Malaysian Insider, Malaysia.

June 23, 2012

The Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) will be a benchmark for public service for the people, particularly urban dwellers, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia. The UTC is an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy.

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GOVT’S HOUSING PROGRAMME BRINGS JOY TO MANY

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

June 21, 2012

Malaysian government’s Housing Assistance Programme (PBR), implemented under National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS), has improved the quality of lives of the people who otherwise would not have had proper housing. The program was realized through strategic cooperation among several Malaysian ministries including Rural and Regional Development, Home Affairs, Human Resources, Defence, Agriculture and Health. The labor of the Armed Forces was utilized to build and repair houses in the states of Sabah and Sarawak.

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RURAL AREA’S TURN TO SHINE

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

May 4, 2012

The Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) program, established under National Blue Ocean Strategy, aims to develop rural areas, and various ministries –Rural and Regional Development, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Higher Education, Health, and Finance— are bringing their expertise and resources together for effective implementation. The RTCs are “one-stop centres for various services,” brought together for the convenience and quality of life improvement of rural populations.

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The article praises Malaysian government’s Azam Tami Programme, one of the initiatives under National Blue Ocean Strategy that aims to lift more than 7,000 hardcore poor out of poverty. It was a “productive welfare” initiative to aid the poor escape the poverty trap and raise their incomes. Through blue ocean strategy, the government implemented the program in a timely, yet cost-effective manner.

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TRANSFORMATION CENTRES FOR CITIES

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 26, 2012

In order to ensure that urban population is served well by its transformation plan, the Malaysian government launched ten Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs) under National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). The UTCs offer many services available in cities, such as services by government agencies, non-governmental organizations, welfare aid, and entrepreneurship consultancy, at one-stop locations. Moreover they involve minimal cost as they will refurbish and upgrade existing buildings.

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The Gopeng Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) in the state of Perak, Malaysia, marked the beginning of the final phases of the government’s rural development program. Prime Minister Najib Razak expressed his expectation of the program, part of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) 4, that it will “become the nerve centre for the growth of the rural community” with the surrounding towns of West Pahang, the northern part of Selangor, and Gua Musang.

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NEW WAY TO HELP RURAL FOLK

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 18, 2012

The article credits the sixth and current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak as the driving force behind the recent rural transformation in the country. The establishment of a Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) in Gopeng marked the first of its kind under National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) 4. RTCs will serve as the centers for agricultural produce exchange, business services, training, and healthcare services, among others.

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NAJIB SATISFIED WITH NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY

Utusan Malaysia, Malaysia.

November 16, 2011

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has expressed his satisfaction with the progress of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). He praised the effective involvement of the Malaysian Armed Forces in various nation building projects, such as the building of infrastructure and houses, utilizing the Forces’ expertise, manpower, and land to plant high-value agricultural crops.

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EIGHT INITIATIVES BEING IMPLEMENTED TO DEVELOP RURAL AREAS

Malaysian Digest, Malaysia.

September 24, 2011

This article discusses Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy 4, a rural development program carried out by the country’s government.

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Pm’s Idea Welcomed By Prisoners

Bernama, Malaysia.

May 26, 2011

Under the Community Rehabilitation Programme (CRP), prisoners in Malaysia who are convicted of petty crimes are interred at military camps nationwide where they engage in agricultural and other activities under close supervision. The program is a part of National Blue Ocean Strategy. The CRP is jointly handled by the Prisons Department and the Malaysian Defence Forces.

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WOMEN, YOUTH, & FAMILY

NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: iM4U BRINGING YOUTH TO THE FORE

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

August 12, 2013

1Malaysia for Youth (iM4U), an initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last year, has made great strides in its mission to cultivate volunteerism among youth in Malaysia since its inception. iM4U is founded on the belief that youth can and should play a part in the transformation of Malaysia. Through various programs, iM4U aims to encourage initiative, entrepreneurship, and greater involvement among youngsters.

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The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak launched the 1Malaysia Perwani Community to create a 100,000 strong women’s assembly as a national community transformation agent. The initiative was introduced under National Blue Ocean Strategy to improve the welfare of society through various activities for the benefit of local communities.

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JOBS FOR 90,000 HOUSEWIVES

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 11, 2013

The Human Resource Ministry of Malaysia is working to get jobs for more than 90,000 housewives this year under the ‘1 Malaysia Support for Housewives’ program. The program, introduced by the government through National Blue Ocean Strategy, is meant to provide supplementary income for the housewives and improve overall household economics.

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1MFC FACILITATES DELIVERY OF OVERALL GOVERNMENT SERVICES

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

March 9, 2013

The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said the collaboration between the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and the Ministry of Health in implementing the 1Malaysia Family Care (1MFC) Program facilitated the overall delivery of aid and services to target groups. The collaboration implemented under National Blue Ocean Strategy aims to provide medical treatment and social services to senior citizens, single mothers and the disabled with the involvement of volunteers.

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The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, said that the government aspires to turn Malaysia into the world’s model hub for volunteer programs. 1Malaysia For Youth (1M4U), a flagship initiative under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is one of the achievements which could portray a positive image for the country on the international stage, said the Prime Minister. “The iM4U program must be considered part of the national social transformation program as cultural attitudes and noble values are very important, they are a main pillar of efforts to take Malaysia to developed country status”.

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CRIME-FIGHTING HOUSEWIVES

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 22, 2013

The Amanita (Peace Lady) project, under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is proving a success and will be scaled up nationwide in stages. Under the initiative, housewives in a neighborhood will be assigned to a female officer from the district as their contact person. The housewives are seen as the “eyes and ears” of a community and are engaged to help police spot any criminal activity.

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HOUSEWIVES TO BE “EYES AND EARS” OF POLICE IN FIGHTING CRIME

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 21, 2013

The Amanita (Peace Lady) project, under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is proving a success and will be scaled up nationwide in stages. Under the initiative, housewives in a neighborhood will be assigned to a female officer from the district as their contact person. The housewives are seen as the “eyes and ears” of a community and are engaged to help police spot any criminal activity.

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BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY’ FOR NEXT YEAR’S PUTRAJAYA YOUTH DAY

Malaysian Digest, Malaysia.

July 19, 2011

Malaysia’s Ministry of Youth and Sports will employ blue ocean strategy in organizing the 2012 Putrajaya Youth Day. In order to deliver high value at low cost for the event, the organizing committee will engage various government and private sector agencies and non-governmental organizations. The committee also seeks to internationalize the program by collaborating with Ministry of Tourism.

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SAFETY & SECURITY

IGP LAUNCHES NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: GO TO SAFETY POINTS

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

September 14, 2013

Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, launched the National Blue Ocean Strategy: Go to Safety Points campaign, which aims at further reducing crime rates in the country.

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: HONOURING OUR NATIONAL HEROES

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

July 29, 2013

National Blue Ocean Strategy initiatives to honor veterans’ contributions to the peace and stability of the nation aim to provide holistic support for veterans of the armed forces. By leveraging existing resources across ministries, agencies, and the private sector, the 1Malaysia Veterans Recognition Programme, the 1Malaysia Veterans Home Repair program, and the 1Malaysia Veterans Family Programme, among others, are markedly improving veterans’ socioeconomic statuses and living standards throughout the country.

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The two highest ranking officials in the police and armed forces of Malaysia, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and Chief of Defence Forces Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin, discuss the impact that National Blue Ocean Strategy initiatives have had within their forces and on the general public.

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The “Ops Daulat,” launched to tackle the March intrusion by Sulu terrorists in Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah, is the highest form of cooperation ever carried out between the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM). “As a result of our close cooperation through [National] Blue Ocean Strategy, we were able to work together to defend the country’s sovereignty,” said the ATM chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zain.

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ZAHID:COMMUNITY REHAB PROGRAMME TO BE EXPANDED

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

June 1, 2013

The Home Ministry will expand its Community Rehabilitation Programme (CRP) to five more army camps with the cooperation of the Prisons Department and Malaysian Armed Forces. The CRP is part of the National Blue Ocean Strategy that aims to reduce repeat offences by providing prisoners with skills training and other career development opportunities.

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The Home and Defense Ministries are drawing up a new initiative to strengthen the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). The two ministries have outlined 17 initiatives to be continued under the NBOS.

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The Home and Defense Ministries are drawing up a new initiative to strengthen the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). The two ministries have outlined 17 initiatives to be continued under the NBOS.

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PDRM MOBILIZES ‘CIVIL POLICING’

Utusan Malaysia, Malaysia.

March 26, 2013

Announcing the report card for the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, addressed the issue of crime rate in the country. The general crime rate had gone down 27 per cent in the period between 2009 and 2012. A number of initiatives under National Blue Ocean Strategy that focus on civil policing, such as the Amanita program, have contributed to the drop in the crime rate.

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NBOS EFFECTIVE IN PDRM-ATM SAHABAT INVASION – DIGP

The Borneo Insider, Malaysia.

March 26, 2013

The resolution of recent conflict involving the intrusion of armed Philippino militia upon the eastern Malaysia that the continuation of NBOS, which isan state of Sabah, is believed to be in part due to the effectiveness of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said focused on creativity and innovation, will enable the police and army to effectively resist future attempts to undermine the country’s sovereignty.

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Lahad Datu: Muhyiddin Praises Army, Police On Ops Daulat

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 12, 2013

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin lauded the efforts of the police and armed forces’ in maintaining the peace and sovereignty of Sabah and Malaysia. “The Ops Daulat is a good example of how both security agencies are working together under the National Blue Ocean Strategy”.

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PAROLE SYSTEM A WHOPPING SUCCESS

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 8, 2013

The transformation of the Prisons Department in Malaysia was achieved through National Blue Ocean Strategy, by introducing a National Dual Training System, implemented by the Prisons Department and Skills Development Department.

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CRIME-FIGHTING HOUSEWIVES

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 22, 2013

The Amanita (Peace Lady) project, under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is proving a success and will be scaled up nationwide in stages. Under the initiative, housewives in a neighborhood will be assigned to a female officer from the district as their contact person. The housewives are seen as the “eyes and ears” of a community and are engaged to help police spot any criminal activity.

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HOUSEWIVES TO BE “EYES AND EARS” OF POLICE IN FIGHTING CRIME

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 21, 2013

The Amanita (Peace Lady) project, under National Blue Ocean Strategy, is proving a success and will be scaled up nationwide in stages. Under the initiative, housewives in a neighborhood will be assigned to a female officer from the district as their contact person. The housewives are seen as the “eyes and ears” of a community and are engaged to help police spot any criminal activity.

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National Blue Ocean Strategy To Fight Crime Borne Fruits

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

December 16, 2012

The resolution of recent conflict involving the intrusion of armed Philippino militia upon the eastern Malaysia that the continuation of NBOS, which isan state of Sabah, is believed to be in part due to the effectiveness of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said focused on creativity and innovation, will enable the police and army to effectively resist future attempts to undermine the country’s sovereignty.

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ARMY COMMITED TO NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY’

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

July 7, 2012

The commander of the First Division Infantry, Major General Datuk Mohd Zaki Mokhtar, said the army will continue to help the government implement development projects in the rural areas to benefit the people. “We are happy that we can play a role in helping the local community, especially those in the rural areas, through our commitment to National Blue Ocean Strategy”, he commented.

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Police And Army Join Forces To Combat Crime

The Star, Malaysia.

May 6, 2012

Under Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy 2 (NBOS 2), the police and army have joined forces to prevent crime. More than 200 personnel have been engaged to patrol areas and neighborhoods with high crime rates. The initiative was well received by the community members of the eight states where it was implemented.

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Pm’s Idea Welcomed By Prisoners

Bernama, Malaysia.

May 26, 2011

Under the Community Rehabilitation Programme (CRP), prisoners in Malaysia who are convicted of petty crimes are interred at military camps nationwide where they engage in agricultural and other activities under close supervision. The program is a part of National Blue Ocean Strategy. The CRP is jointly handled by the Prisons Department and the Malaysian Defence Forces.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: AIDING BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

October 22, 2013

The Micro PPP Programme initiated by the National Blue Ocean Strategy assists small businesses looking to grow through microcredit funding. This program falls under the auspices of the Public Private Partnership Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department which works with other government ministries and agencies to channel the funds. The program is expected to create and develop 30,000 small businesses.

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