Upgrade R&D, Abdullah tells organisations

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Mar 2003

KUALA LUMPUR: Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi urged Malaysians not to be dependent on foreign innovation but to strive towards achieving their own technological expertise and not lag behind in research and development. 

He said all organisations must play a vital role in upgrading R&D with the government throwing its support in terms of grants and incentives. 

“We must be curious about technology, to tinker with it, to emulate and to improve upon it for the benefit of all in Malaysia,'' he said at the SIRIM-Industry 2002 awards presentation. 

Abdullah also launched the new SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd and presented special awards to four organisations in recognition of their technological achievements.  

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