PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has failed in focusing its efforts on the fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), as the Malaysian education ministry does not give priorities to this.
Daim Zainuddin, Putrajaya’s chief adviser, said, while the country is still arguing over what language to use to teach Maths and Science the rest of the world and advanced countries have already focused their efforts on introducing “advanced curriculum” related to IR 4.0 to make their youths more competitive and relevant in a world that is going to be dominated by artificial intelligence and robotics in the near future.
“While we are still mired in the political rhetoric of languages, others around us have moved beyond English or Mandarin or Bahasa Malaysia into the language of programming and coding.
“When will we realise just how far behind we are and lacking?” he said in his speech at an international conference on emerging issues in public policy at Universiti Malaya’s Institute of Public Policy and Management recently.
Daim added, technology can be used to identify the “uniquely human skills” and improve human life. – Malaysia World News