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Malaysia in the mid-income trap due to low quality worker and poor R&D commercialization

China CCTV channel 7 aired many agri and industrial related technical programs with the aim of disseminating practical knowledge to farmers, fishermen, agro-based manufacturer, etc.

Malaysian farmers like my late father have to learn from trials and errors, a very expensive game. Quite often the techniques and methods they learn are kampung-style from other farmers. The end result is the crop yield and quality is low and uncompetitive.

Besides, Mardi technical assistance is also racial-based, basically Chinese farmers are neglected even they approach Mardi for help.

Malaysia falls in global competitiveness

By Lee Wei Lian

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 5 — Malaysia’s competitiveness ranking fell four spots to 25 this year from 21 last year in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index despite the Economic Transformation Programme entering its third year this September.

Switzerland was ranked the world’s most competitive country, followed by Singapore, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands, Germany, US, UK, Hong Kong and Japan, said the World Economic Forum (WEF) in a report released today.

The WEF said that following improvements in last year’s report, Malaysia maintains its score but drops four places as other economies have moved ahead.

Malaysia was overtaken by UAE, which jumped three spots to 24, New Zealand which rose from 25 to 23, Luxembourg which rose from 23 to 22, and Korea which leapt from 24 to 19.

This year’s fall in rankings almost erased all the gains the country made in 2011, when it rose from 26 to 21 in the index.

WEF identified inefficient government bureaucracy, corruption, an inadequately educated workforce, poor work ethics in the labour force and restrictive labour regulations as the top five problems faced when doing business in Malaysia.

The influential think tank said Malaysia’s most notable advantages are found in its efficient and competitive market for goods and services (ranked 11th) and its remarkably supportive financial sector (6th), as well as its business-friendly institutional framework.

It added that Malaysia was ranked surprisingly low in its level of technological readiness — in 51st place.

“Lack of progress in this area will significantly undermine Malaysia’s efforts to become a knowledge-based economy by the end of the decade,” said WEF.

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Manja says:

Felda stock bukan durian runtuh tapi tetap runtuh kelak !

Radhi Mat Jais says:

The fact that the competitive ranking of Malaysia has dropped is a clear indicator that Pemandu has failed in the GTP.

Yesterday KLCI suffer huge drop after S&P sent warning to investors that the national debt is going up higher than the current 53% of GDP.
Although market in Asia today surged after European Central Bank has committed to purchase European bond, KLCI showed no sign of recovery. Look like Donald Lim will have hard time explaining to investors!

Ronny says:

KLCI will plunge the moment Najib dissolves the parliment for election.

So much for investors’ confidence on BN.

Update From A Penangite says:

i think R&D Patent Commercialization is more proper.
nkkhoo sometimes wrote fast and unfortunately his manglish shows off but such mistakes forgiveable as nkkhoo form 5 SPM level english is still better than most malaysians these days,

nkkhoo says:

R&D commercialization is not limited to patents, it also including manufacturing techniques and know-how which are not patented in most cases.

Reamus says:

Mardi is biased but it is the duty of MCA as a chinese component party to correct it. But we still face the same problem after 55 years. The same thing is happenging in almost all BN agencies that interpret NEP to be discriminating non-malays to uphold the malays.

How to ‘choose’ for such kind of ‘stability’?
Do you want your next generation to continue to face such treatment?

I think the ‘bahtera 1Malaysia’ has different classes for passengers based on race. Like Titanic, it will sink in the coming GE if frustrated/mistreated rakyat can opt for change.

spencer says:

typical malaysia english mistake
Malaysia in the mid-income trap due to low quality worker and poor R&D commercialization

should be
Malaysia is in the mid-income trap due to low quality workforce and poor R&D investment.

nkkhoo says:

Do you understand what is R&D commercialization? Actually you do not know but pretend you are a smart person.

Malaysia government spent a lot of money in R&D investment, but do not know how to commercialize the R&D products. Obviously you UMNO goons cannot understand an investment is not equal to yield.

Wow, wanna show you know what is “workforce”? My English teacher has never said low quality worker is wrong.

Let me tell you a simple rule, let use a simple English is better than your bombastic English.

Do not try show off you are smart when you talk to nkkhoo.

nkkhoo says:

Go check the titles in the CNN, The Star, etc. follow 100% correct grammar or not before open your mouth.