Malaysia must address lack of skilled talent, R&D, says Mustapa


Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Mustapa Mohamed says Malaysia is a major global manufacturing hub for the industry, producing about 13% of the world's back-end semiconductor output. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 14, 2021.

MALAYSIA must address a shortage of skilled talents and lack of local research and development in the electrical and electronics (E&E) industry if it wishes to move up the value chain, said de facto economic affairs Minister Mustapa Mohamed.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said despite its significant contribution towards the economy, the industry faces several challenges in maintaining growth and competitiveness globally following the Covid-19 pandemic.


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