What Malaysia needs to do to be an Asian Tiger again

Workers at the Foxconn factory in Guiyang, China. The Guiyang Foxconn factory is targeting a production of 30 million smartphones in 2018. Malaysia must invest in research and development, as well as reduce our dependence on unskilled foreign workers if we hope to regain our competitive edge in the region. – EPA pic, October 3, 2018.

IF Malaysia wants to roar again as an “Asian Tiger”, the country would need enhanced technology, a strong workforce and critical technical skills.

Market observers said Malaysia must strengthen its technological capacity, increasing the wages of skilled workers and emphasising technical-oriented skills if it wished to regain the “Asian Tiger” label.

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