Malaysia – Industrial Policy
National 4IR Policy serves as a national framework to align the government’s
policy responses in unlocking the potential socioeconomic benefits and managing
the risks arising from the 4IR. The National 4IR Policy takes into account
resource optimisation and implementation coordination of other related
of new initiatives in four focus areas under the National 4IR Policy, are
namely human capital, infrastructure, regulations and innovation. This
highlights enhancements of existing initiatives as well as other key features
unique to the National 4IR Policy. These initiatives are introduced to gear up
the country for technological and digital advancement.
National 4IR Policy also highlights 10 focus sectors to leverage 4IR
technologies to uplift productivity, and five foundational technologies that
the country needs in building local capabilities to support the deployment of
other 4IR technologies.
National 4IR Policy is an overarching policy to which other sectors and
technology-specific policies are to be aligned to. This would ensure coherent
readiness of the nation to embrace this industrial revolution and to elevate
Malaysia’s competitiveness amidst technological disruptions.
VISION FOR THE FUTURE
has invested substantial resources to cope with technological changes and laid
the foundation for the 4IR through rapid digitalisation. Malaysia faces some
issues and challenges in embracing 4IR such as insufficient innovation-led
mindset, inadequate 4IR-ready talent and lack of quality basic infrastructure.
Moving forward, the country needs a clear governance structure and
implementation framework to roll out a whole-of-nation approach to drive the
National 4IR Policy will put Malaysia in a strong competitive position in the
coming decades and will continue to improve the economic, social and
environmental wellbeing of the nation. The Policy will ensure the country is on
a sustainable growth trajectory.
MISSION FOR THE FUTURE
intended outcomes of the National 4IR Policy by 2030 based on the three policy
missions are as follows:
Enhanced quality of life of the rakyat reflected by the improvement in the
MyWI, from 124.4 in 2018 to 136.5 in 2030. This will be achieved by leveraging
30% uplift in productivity, across all sectors by 2030, compared to 2020
levels, achieve 3.5% gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) to GDP as well as
increase in investment in 4IR-enabling infrastructure and the number of
home-grown 4IR technology providers. These will be achieved with the
enhancement of local capabilities in embracing the 4IR.
Improvement in Malaysia’s ranking in Environmental Performance Index from 68
among 180 countries to top 50 in 2030 with the preservation of ecological
integrity using 4IR technologies.