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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Malaysian PM Blogs on Innovation

Ever heard of a Prime Minister blogging and that too on innovation and creativity? See blog post of Malaysian PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Multimdia Super Corridor started in 1996 , now in the final phase (upto 2020) is one illustration of their determination to walk the talk. In the first 2 phases more than 6500 SMEs have been impacted ( e-enabled) and at the end of 9th plan over 10,000 SMEs are set to benefit from this initiative. MSC Malaysia’s Creative Multimedia Cluster (CMC)’s 190 companies recorded US$1.22 billion in revenues and US$56.90 million in exports last year. Collectively, they provided 7,028 jobs, spent US$38.23 million on R&D, and filed or protected 390 IPs [intellectual properties] filed in the same period. Other clusters like SSO [shared services outsourcing] and InfoTech contributed US$6.36 billion in revenues and US$2.11 billion in exports last year.

1 comment:

HotBlogs said...

It is great to see a PM blogging about R&D. It is really very rare. Fortunately Indian govt. is also doing well, but particularly in India, the policies made by govt are not getting implemented successfully up to the root level in almost all the areas. India also have pool of talented people, but there is no conducive environment to facilitate the R&D in respective fields. There are good institutes but not enough. Need of an hour is how can the policies be implemented, first; and second how can uproot the corruption; third, how can we deal with the internal problems like ULFA, Maoists, then inter-state problems, then problem of separatists. And lastly, problems due to neighboring countries. Nature and environment factor is also playing major role in the development. We need huge plantation, as we have lost large number of square kilometers of our forests and green belts, this is also a major concern and we will going to face the heat very soon.