Community Transformation

Community transformation is high on Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy agenda. Learn from these articles about the different initiatives that are rapidly developing Malaysian rural and urban communities.
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PM: UTC PROOF OF GOVERNMENT’S SINCERITY TO HELP THE PEOPLE

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

April 3, 2016

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak expressed his pride and satisfaction over the success of Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs) in helping the Malaysian people. “After the launch of the first UTC in Melaka in 2012, all 12 UTCs nationwide, had registered 11.5 million customers in 2015 alone, and I am proud to say that we have done rather extraordinarily in innovating our delivery system,” he said. Najib reiterated that UTCs are part of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) which was introduced to improve the quality of services through strategic partnerships between government agencies and the private sector.

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MORE THAN 27 MILLION MSIANS HAVE UTILISED UTCS SINCE ITS FORMATION

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 6, 2016

More than 27 million people have utilized facilities within Urban Transformation Centers (UTCs) across Malaysia since the first UTC opened in Malacca in 2012. The UTC is an initiative of National Blue Ocean Strategy. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the innovation in public services offered by the UTCs has been recognized by the World Bank last year.

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UTC IS UNIQUE, AN INNOVATION RECOGNISED AS BEST IN THE WORLD – NAJIB

UMNO Online, Malaysia.

March 6, 2016

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has declared Urban Transformation Centres (UTCs) as a pioneering initiative, the first of its kind anywhere in the world, and he revealed that the World Bank recognized the innovative nature of the initiative. Najib also said since the establishment of the first UTC in Melaka in 2012, more than 27.4 million visitors have benefited from the services it offers. UTCs are an initiative of National Blue Ocean Strategy.

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UTC AND RTC SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC SERVICE TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

February 22, 2016

The government’s Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) and Rural Transformation Centre (RTC) initiative has indisputably succeeded in widening the reach of its services throughout the country. Established along the lines of a one-stop multi-service provider, the UTC and RTC house some 40 core government and private-sector agencies that provide a multitude of services and even have facilities for entrepreneurs to run their businesses – all under one roof. The UTC/RTC initiative is part of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) and UTCs and RTCs can be found across Malaysia with plans to roll out more this year.

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LABUAN UTC SET TO BENEFIT THOUSANDS IN THE LONG RUN

Kinabalu Today, Malaysia.

February 6, 2016

The government’s newly-completed Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) in Labuan, Sabah, will benefit thousands of urbanites to facilitate their dealings with ministries, government agencies and departments under one roof. With its completion, it is no longer necessary for the people to go from one place to another to deal with the various service sectors. The setting up of the UTC is part of National Blue Ocean Strategy which was introduced to improve the quality of services through strategic partnerships between government agencies and the private sector.

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NBOS CENTERS IMPROVING RURAL LIVES

New Sarawak Tribune, Malaysia.

April 13, 2015

The Prime Minister is due to open the country’s 8th UTC in Sarawak. UTC is an initiative of the government, to offer a convenient one-stop center for urban residents to deal with numerous government bodies, as part of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). Kuching UTC has received a positive response since opening in October 2014..

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NBOS APPROACH YIELDS SIGNIFICANT DIVIDENDS THROUGH UTC

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

March 23, 2015

The UTC has proven to be a very convenient and useful addition to the lives of Malaysian citizens. These one-stop centers where Malaysians can enjoy multiple government services under one roof prove to be very efficient – for every RM1 spent on the UTC program, RM7 of beneficial impact for Malaysians is generated. The UTC is one initiative of Malaysia’s National Blue Ocean Strategy.

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PM TO DECLARE OPEN URBAN TRANSFORMATION CENTRE

New Sarawak Tribune, Malaysia.

February 26, 2015

The Prime Minister is due to open the country’s 8th UTC in Sarawak. UTC is an initiative of the government, to offer a convenient one-stop center for urban residents to deal with numerous government bodies, as part of National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS). Kuching UTC has received a positive response since opening in October 2014.

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OVER 7.5 MILLION CONSUMERS SATISFIED WITH UTC’s SERVICE

Bernama, Malaysia.

January 24, 2015

Over 7.5 million consumers at all Urban Transformation Centres (UTC) nationwide are satisfied with the services and facilities provided, said Public Service Director General Tan Sri Zabidi Zainal. UTC is a National Blue Ocean Strategy initiative which offers various services from more than 40 government and private agencies for the convenience of local residents.

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RTCS DOING A GREAT JOB IN PROSPERING RURAL COMMUNITIES – PM

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

April 25, 2014

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Rural Transformation Centers (RTCs) are doing a great job in helping rural communities to prosper. RTCS, which have been conceptualized National Blue Ocean Strategy, are unique because they have many traders and entrepreneurs operating in them selling goods at reasonable prices. He said, “The government will continue to find ways on how RTCs can help raise the income of rural residents.”

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BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS

The New Straits Times, Malaysia.

February 24, 2014

National Blue Ocean Strategy 3 (NBOS3) was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on Nov 30, 2010. Under NBOS3 initiative, the Rural and Regional Development Ministry will implement the Housing Assistance and Rural Water Supply Program in collaboration with the Health Ministry, the Malaysian Armed Forces and local communities. Through the NBOS program, projects are rapidly implemented, are cost saving and have a high impact on the people..

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NATIONAL BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: BETTERING THE LIVES OF RURAL FOLK

The Borneo Post, Malaysia.

December 16, 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.

December 12, 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.

December 2, 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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700,000 GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS TO BENEFIT FROM 1MALAYSIA DISCOUNT CARD

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

November 4, 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.

October 7, 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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MOBILE COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION CENTRE SCHEME: REMOTE VILLAGERS BEING BETTER SERVED WITH ‘SERVICES ON WHEELS’

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

September 23, 2013

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: CHARTING A BETTER FUTURE FOR HAWKERS

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

July 15, 2013

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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NAJIB: PERWANI WILL ACT AS TRANSFORMATION AGENT TO HELP WOMEN IN VARIOUS SECTORS

The Star, Malaysia.

March 18, 2013

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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BETTER LIFE FOR 7,000 HARDCORE POOR. BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY: GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES HAVE TAKEN THEM OUT OF THE POVERTY TRAP

New Straits Times, Malaysia.

April 27, 2012

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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GOPENG RTC THE CURTAIN RAISER FOR FINAL PHASE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Bernama, Malaysia.

February 18, 2012

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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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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