As the 14th general election draws near, the sense that Malaysia – and the whole Asia-Pacific region, for that matter – must now leap into a new era is growing stronger by the day.
What seems common to advanced countries and developing countries alike is the need for governments to realise that profound disruptions caused by the digital revolution are already happening. Their old ways of doing things and the old structures created for doing those things are now the greatest hindrance to the country’s ability to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
And so, where Malaysia is concerned, much courage is needed to discard the old ways of thinking that have become inhibitive, and to dismantle the structures created by those old ways of thinking which now stand in the way of new strategies that suit latecomers like Malaysia.
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