SINTOK: Most Malaysians are unaware of the country’s achievements despite Malaysia having made great strides in producing high technology and innovative products.
Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said some of Malaysian products are widely used all over the world, including seismic rubber bearings used to reduce the impact of earthquakes in buildings.
Wilfred said the innovative product by the Malaysian Rubber Institute in London, has been used in many countries including New Zealand.
“I do not think many Malaysians know that the rubber bearings are produced in Klang, Selangor,” he told reporters after a handing over ceremony for the Mosti Social Innovation (MSI)/MyAgrosis Farm at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), here today.
The ‘Cendawan Kukur’ fungal farm was part of an agro-preneur project by Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) and the university.
He said Malaysians should learn from the South Koreans, who are proud to use their own products and technology.
“We must emulate the South Koreans in prioritising our own products and technology and this will further promote our technology to the world,” he said.
Wilfred also said the ministry is working hard to ensure the quality of Malaysian products through new innovative programmes such as the MSI, which was made with universities and local communities.
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