Sunday, April 25, 2010

Beyond Vision 2020

Tun Dr Mahathir came to UTP last Thursday and delivered a public lecture entitled "Beyond vision 2020".

He said, in order to ensure the vision become into a reality, the leaders must think what the world would be in 2020. Back in 1991 when he first launched the 'vision 2020', he said that if Malaysia can keep up her economy constantly, Malaysia can be a developed country in 2020. However, by looking at today's economy, he somehow doubt the vision. He said, unless if the system is change, 'vision 2020' can be a reality.

Many factors need to be considered such as economy, demographic, technology and lots more. He said, in coming years, demographic is a serious issue need to be looked upon as people can easily cross borders. Normally, people from poor countries would cross to rich countries in order to seek better life. He said, if we look at Britain today, we can see that the buses and the restaurants are occupied by the Bangladesh people.India and China are the two countries that mostly not affected by this. To dilute the people there, we need double of their own citizen, which is quite impossible.Leaders today need to consider this very seriously for 'vision 2020'.

The technology is limitless making the world borderless. People can access to anything just by a click in their own leisure house. It is hard to imagine what the technology can do in the future.

The environment is another issue.If today, we can't stand the hot weather, what would happen in the future?With the nuclear energy implemented in future, Malaysia has a lot work to do to consider the environment aspect and also the health of her citizen.Where to store the nuclear waste?Like plastics,it can't be throw anywhere as we like.We were proud of plastics long ago,but now it is the trouble.Burning of plastics would only cost our ozone layer depletes.Our mother earth is no longer a safe place to live in future.

One important thing that he stress is, anything that changes around us will affect us.What happen in the west, would affect us too.Thus,many things our leaders should think and do to ensure the future of the young generation instead of fight for position in the politics.

p/s:Late post due to presentation and assignments.
p/p/s:The content might not be as exact as what Tun said.There might be some errors due to blog owner short of memory. :P

1 comment(s):

Hilman Nordin said...

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