The complete equation if only PM heads science portfolio

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BY TAN SRI OMAR ABDUL RAHMAN 

CONCERNS have been expressed on many occasions in the print media about the current less than-desirable state of science, technology and innovation (STI) and research, development and commercialisation (RD&C) in Malaysia.

I have myself written about the “Academy of Sciences Malaysia’s Science Outlook 2015 and 2017” reports and have concluded that “The current status of our STI ecosystem is not one that engenders confidence for an ‘innovation driven, private sector led’ economy.