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Malaysia vs Korea = Fail vs Success

I believe our king will shake his head when his Majesty sees the magical achievement in a country with lesser resources than Malaysia.

This Time article about Korea and Malasyia economic development comparative study is mind boggling.

South Korea was poorer than Malaya at about 1/2 Malaya GDP per capita when our country achieved independence in 1957.

“According to the World Bank, the per capita gross national income (GNI) of South Korea in 1970 was below that of Malaysia ($260 versus $380), but by 2009, South Korea’s was three times larger than Malaysia’s ($21,530 versus $6,760).” Source: Escaping the middle-income trap

BN always asks you to compare Malaysia with Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines and Africa countries to prove Malaysia Boleh.

South Korea’s Success Is An Inspiration To Malaysia, Says Tuanku Mizan

From Noor Shamsiah Mohamed

SEOUL, July 20 (Bernama) — South Korea’s impressive success in terms of development and modernisation has provided a source of inspiration to other countries in the world including Malaysia.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abdidin said, Korea had succeeded in developing the entrepreneurship and creative talents of its people to the extent that it had emerged as a modern and developed nation in the eyes of the world based on innovations in creativity.

“The success, creativity, culture and way of life of the Korean people are noted throughout the world including in Malaysia. As such, I am convinced that we can learn a lot from this country,” the King said at the Royal Banquet at the Presidential Palace, here Wednesday Night.

Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah was also present at the banquet.

The royal couple were greeted on arrival at the Presidential Palace known as Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) by President Lee Myung-bak and his wife, Kim Yun-ok.

Also in the royal delegation were International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamad and Malaysian Ambassador to South Korea, Datuk Ramlan Ibrahim.

The King said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, bilateral trade between Malaysia and South Korea had grown stronger.

His Majesty said the strong bilateral relations could be seen through bilateral exchanges encompassing cooperation in economic development, trade and investment, technical cooperation, as well as in the fields of education, culture and sports.

“The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between both countries, where President Lee himself had visited Malaysia in December last year followed by the visit of my Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak who had also made an official visit to this country.

“In fact, President Lee himself had played an important role in enhancing relations between both countries and I am most thankful for this determination,” he said.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong also congratulated President Lee for South Korea’s success in being nominated to host the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang.

After the National Banquet, the royal couple proceeded to the Seoul Air Base to board an aircraft to London for a visit.

— BERNAMA

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Bazira says:

While South Koreans invested in R&D, Malaysia opted for C&P (Cut & Paste).

Proton started earlier than Kia, and looked what has happened since then.

Rebadged Proton Inspira vs Kia Forte?
We have seen enough.

No amount of Najib’s co-called Tranformasi will help as the ‘minda’ of bumiputeras are still trapped in the Malay Dilemma that has been perpetuated by the Umno’s narrow-minded policy.

nkkhoo says:

This is Samsung story I heard when I attended a seminar organized by Asian Productivity Organization.

A Thai Cement staff said when her CEO met up with Samsung CEO a few years ago, Samsung CEO told him that Samsung invested heavily in human resources and R&D as early as 80s when Samsung is still an unknown brand to the world. Samsung takes 20 years to reap result from its investment on human resources.

See Malaysia Airlines poor performance, where only bumi can be CEO for GLCs under UMNO racist policy. AirAsia is a different story, a success story in the aviation industry.

Bazira says:

From what i know, MAS lost money becos it is a front for umnoputeras to squeeze money from its operation.

nkkhoo says:

That is absolute true. UMNOputera sold back MAS to government at RM8 when its market price is RM4 after squeezed out its blood to last drop.

Alfred says:

MAS = Memang Ada Sistem.

Sistem Kroni makan rasuah!