This time, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the 93-year old comeback “kid” is resolute to bring back his concept of Malaysia Incorporated and make it a reality.

At the 4th Apri Perdana CEO Forum 2019, he used the keynote speaker platform to fortify the concept with his speech, “Malaysia Inc 2.0: Government & Business Driving Development and Growth”. The forum had a strong technology focus with its Fourth Industrial Revolution theme.

As the architect of Malaysia’s technology ambitions and driver of the 1996 initiated Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Vision, Mahathir underscored some Malaysian tech and digital content companies, which are flourishing on the global stage. These firms consist of Fusionex International, Sedania, iflix, and Les’ Copaque which is the composer of the popular Upin & Ipin series.

In order to make Malaysia Inc 2.0 to be successful, Mahathir highlighted the need for public-private partnership instead of being combative. He stated that the public sector must not put up bureaucratic obstacles that deter likely beneficial projects or economic progress.

While it is known that Malaysia Inc is designed on Japan’s rebuilding endeavors after the Second World War; Mahathir, a huge follower of the Japanese work ethic and allegiance to quality and service, stresses that no copy paste approach has been followed. Rather, he stated that Malaysia attuned some key practices which they felt were fit to the workings of the Malaysian economy.

Dr Mahathir defined that this does not indicate that Malaysia is a company.  Fairly, just like a firm is divided into various departments that work closely to attain the organization’s mission and vision, the country too, has diverse sectors that need to work together to achieve the nation’s big, aspiring goal of becoming a totally developed nation with a strong dynamic economy.

This time, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the 93-year old comeback “kid” is resolute to bring back his concept of Malaysia Incorporated and make it a reality.

At the 4th Apri Perdana CEO Forum 2019, he used the keynote speaker platform to fortify the concept with his speech, “Malaysia Inc 2.0: Government & Business Driving Development and Growth”. The forum had a strong technology focus with its Fourth Industrial Revolution theme.

As the architect of Malaysia’s technology ambitions and driver of the 1996 initiated Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Vision, Mahathir underscored some Malaysian tech and digital content companies, which are flourishing on the global stage. These firms consist of Fusionex International, Sedania, iflix, and Les’ Copaque which is the composer of the popular Upin & Ipin series.

In order to make Malaysia Inc 2.0 to be successful, Mahathir highlighted the need for public-private partnership instead of being combative. He stated that the public sector must not put up bureaucratic obstacles that deter likely beneficial projects or economic progress.

While it is known that Malaysia Inc is designed on Japan’s rebuilding endeavors after the Second World War; Mahathir, a huge follower of the Japanese work ethic and allegiance to quality and service, stresses that no copy paste approach has been followed. Rather, he stated that Malaysia attuned some key practices which they felt were fit to the workings of the Malaysian economy.

Dr Mahathir defined that this does not indicate that Malaysia is a company.  Fairly, just like a firm is divided into various departments that work closely to attain the organization’s mission and vision, the country too, has diverse sectors that need to work together to achieve the nation’s big, aspiring goal of becoming a totally developed nation with a strong dynamic economy.

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