We kick start our first in a three part series examining sustainability and inclusiveness beyond 2020. Each episode will examine the new challenges and opportunities that present us as we reach developed nation status. We start with a view on the economy.
With rapid growth and development, Malaysia has gone through major socio economic shifts at a breathtaking pace. In a single generation, we’ve gone from being paddy farmer and rubber tappers to engineers and consultants, from living in rural areas to gated communities. As we reach the economic targets spelled out in Vision 2020 we take stock and see how we need to re-calibrate our approach. What are some of the new “first world” issues that we need to be aware of, what is the new narrative needed to ensure both economic growth and social progress in the 21st Century?