Malaysia eyes green science, technologies for entry into world’s developed country club; Global titans of science and business volunteer to help Malaysia pioneer an environmentally-sustainable path to high income

Office of the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, Government of Malaysia /  and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)

May 17, 2011

_52820906_0lo7j5psNew York — Resolved to enter the world’s exclusive club of “developed” countries by 2020, Malaysia is banking on innovative science and technologies, especially those related to the environment, to help more than double per capita income from US$6,700 in 2009 to US$15,000 in the next nine years.

Today in New York, Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak met for the first time with a newly-formed 42 member council comprised of titans of economics, business, science and technology, each volunteering to help Malaysia up the development ladder – lighting a path to a green, high-income economy

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