Friday, September 23, 2011

A Top Heavy High Income Malaysia: Visions of the 14 Kerat Reformer

PETALING JAYA: The recent announcement made on the eve of Malaysia Day has reinvigorated the Malaysian spirit and will propel the country further in its goal to become a high-income nation, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. "There is no reason why with the new Malaysian spirit we cannot achieve our targets and goals," he said when addressing the conference, Making A High Income Nation A Reality, here Friday.
Najib said a high-income society was not a recipe to help the richest but to benefit the young and lower rung by providing more jobs at the top of the income scale. "As you create more room at the top, it creates more opportunities for people at the bottom to move up, which in turns frees up space on the bottom rung of the ladder for entry-level employees. "I believe this will be invaluable for many young Malaysians, proving to them that you do not need to leave the country in order to embark in a career with a future," he said.

Najib said the goal of making Malaysia a high-income nation was not the Government's alone as it cannot be done in isolation, adding that all must pool their collective resources, from big corporations to researchers. He said the conference showed that other parts of society were dedicated and willing to play their part in moving the economy forward. He added that targets set under the Government Transformation Programme and the Economic Transformation Programme were part of the aim of increasing income, investment and competitiveness. The conference is jointly organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) and the Institute of Strategic Analysis and Policy Research (Insap) with The Star as its strategic partner and the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation as its sponsor.Source here
Bole cita ke pakcik?

I dont get it gua dah dua tiga kali baca that statement

Is that your strategy pakcik?

Is this what the Con-Sultans being feeding you?

Create Jobs at Top of Income Scale? So that the bottom moves up?

How do you know that the bottom have the necessary skills to move up?

What if someone else comes at a lower rate to fill up the bottom?

Therefore the global division of labor has resulted in third world countries and European Union accession states specializing as providers of cheap labor and commodities, while the developed first world countries of the so called ‘Triad’ that is USA, EU and Japan (Rugman, 2000) concentrate on skills that enable the production of high value-added goods and services of all kinds.
In Western countries this has been reflected in the shift of employment from labor intensive commodity and such production is outsourced to cheap labor economies, to the service sector such as financial and business services , retailing and ‘in person’ services (Reich, 1991). The service sector comprises three different sorts of work: highly skilled, ‘professional’ and ‘knowledge work’ (for example, Research and Development experts, investment analysis, advertising, IT consultancy amongst others). The other group is the traditional professions which include, semi skilled workers who comprise of routine back office work which is heavily reliant on operating IT packages (for example call centre work, data inputting in financial services). The last category is the semi or low-skilled front line customer or client facing work (for example, holiday reps, care workers, hairdressers) which involve a high level of personal skills and emotional labor (Legge, 2005).

Globalization has led to the desirability to maintain flexible and lean organizations. Puick (1992) notes that leading edge global competitors, irrespective of their national origin, share one key organizational design characteristic. Their corporate structure is simple and flat rather than tall and complex. Simple structures increase the speed and clarity of communication and allow the concentration of organizational energy and valuable resources on learning rather than controlling, monitoring and reporting.Source here
So Captain Alphabets....

Care to explain yourself again 

Wouldn't it be better if your plans are to produce employable graduates into High Income Sectors irrespective of the location of the job? 

Or about companies enhancing their resources with more knowledge with support from the government

What high income industries do you think that you can successfully cultivate?

How do you plan to reorganise our Education system towards meeting the resource needs of this "High Income Economy" that you are trying to build....

I feel that there are too many gaps now.....this is just a gut feeling.....I may be wrong

To be honest...folks

I can't comment any further on the actual state of our job market in Malaysia.....been away far too long...

You the people on the ground knows more....

Do share.....

BTW Jib...I'm still figuring out what you mean by " You do not need to leave the country to embark in a career with a better future"

Do people really think that far ahead from career perspective?

Or do people decide based on the current available opportunities taking into account the salary, associated benefits and the respective cost of living expenses....
Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. -Lord Thomas Dewer