PETALING JAYA: Malaysia needs to have a paradigm shift from being a mere user to become a co-creator of technology.
In order to drive this shift so that the country can benefit from it, talent requirements would need to be addressed comprehensively, according to the mid-term review of 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP).
“This includes reskilling and upskilling of the current workforce as well as developing the required talent for the future.
“Towards this end, greater collaboration among academia and research institutes as well as technical training institutions and the industry will need to be intensified,” it said.
The report said the country would also formulate a national policy framework on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to promote innovation, creativity and competitiveness in embracing the digital revolution, which has been intensifying.
“Existing policies and programmes will be reviewed to identify gaps and design appropriate intervention.
“The country needs to promote the culture of innovation by expanding the current capacity and capability to benefit from the 4IR,” the report said.
4IR refers to the intensification of digital revolution permeating across cyber, physical and biological spheres covering a wide spectrum of the economic sectors and all aspects of society.
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