Economist: M'sia caught in middle capacity trap, needs education to address it

Susan Loone


Malaysia is caught in the middle capacity trap, as it lacks the capability to undertake high technology projects that require highly skilled human capital, said an economist today.

Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) head of research Shankaran Nambiar said the country is in this trap because its education is not of a high enough level, lacked creativity and innovation and limited in the research and development area...

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