CONGRATULATIONS to Khairy Jamaluddin on his appointment as Science, Technology and Innovation Minister (Mosti). Science, technology and innovation (STI) are intricately linked to the nation’s economy and social well-being. This includes education, health, transport, agriculture, commodities, environment, women and youth, defence, rural and urban development, housing, communication and trade, among others.
Despite this, the ministry does not seem to be highly prominent, as it seems to be receiving the least number of questions in Parliament and little public attention. I trust that this will change under Khairy’s leadership given his far-sighted views and aspiration, not to mention charisma to get the public and youth to take note of science, its policies and implications.