PUTRAJAYA: Technological advancement is an important tool for a nation’s development and countries with such capabilities will triumph, said the Prime Minister.
Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it was no accident that technologically-advanced countries like the United States, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada and Australia were among the world’s wealthiest nations.
Countries that failed to make technological innovation the centrepiece of their economy would fall behind, he added.
Innovating for the future: Najib getting ready to chair the IAP meeting at the PICC yesterday.
Also present were Scince, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili (left) and
Multimedia Development Cooperation CEO Datuk Badlisham Ghazali (right).
Malaysia, he said, had done well in the past by growing an industrial base while expanding its agricultural sector and nurturing a strong oil and gas industry.