Malaysia's economy on right track: PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 5.9% in 2017 proved that its economy is on the right track, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said.

Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said this was achieve through intensive planning and strong national economic policy.

"Alhamdulillah, through intensive planning and strong economic policy, Malaysia's economy expanded 5.9% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

"This makes the overall growth for 2017 is also at 5.9%, compared to 4.2% in 2016. We're on the right track!," he said on his Twitter at @NajibRazak today.

Bank Negara Malaysia recently announced that the country's GDP grew 5.9% in 2017, with the private sector demand continuing to be the main driver of growth. — Bernama