Allocate National Budget for R&D: Mahathir

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Source: Daily Express

The Government should allocate a national budget for research and development, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Thursday.

He said the budget should be increased gradually with R&D seen as work that could ensure long term profitability for the country. “Maybe not three per cent yet but slowly working up to three per cent he said at the 25th anniversary celebrations of MIMOS at
Technology Park Malaysia near here.

He said Malaysians should do away with the mentality that carrying out R&D was costly and that not too much should be spent on it.

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