Industry players urged to respond to high-income agenda


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  • Monday, 16 Jan 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: More industry players in Malaysia need to respond to Malaysia’s aspiration to become a high-income nation by 2020.

Great Vision Advisory Group, Head of Tax and Financial Consulting, Datuk Chua Tia Guan, said the government’s Economic Transformation Programme has set 2020 target for the industry to generate 3.3 million of middle high-income jobs.

“It is incumbent upon the industry to respond to the government’s policies to create those jobs and invest in the new growth areas.

“The business side needs to be committed to invest in machineries and towards the automation,” he said at a panel forum titled “Malaysia Budget 2017 - Economic Outlook”, at UCSI University campus here today.

Chua said moving towards vision 2020, businesses here needed to advance their operation, go up the value chain and don’t depend forever on foreign workers.

He said the Government has done its part by giving tax incentives in term of capital allowances of up to 200% claim.

On human capital, he said, the students who would soon enter the job market, as well as the current local workers needed also to prepare themselves to be qualified for the high-income vacancies as targeted by ETP. – Bernama

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