"Productive consultations between MIDA and key stakeholders in the defence industry such as the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), the Technology Depository Agency (TDA) and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) are necessary to formulate the Dasar Industri Pertahanan Negara. This helps to identify gaps in the defence industry ecosystems, capacity building for domestic players and enhancing the effectiveness of current initiatives, such as the Industrial Collaboration Programme, to ensure sustainable growth of the Malaysian defence industry."
"Now, how is this DWP different from previous defence policies? For one, the DWP offers a different strategy, one that is more holistic and covers all aspects of military power, domestic support and foreign relations. This approach involves rallying all layers of our government and society in dealing with issues related to national defence."
"For Malaysia, the pandemic laid bare some pain points – that our supply chain while super connected is also highly vulnerable, our digital reach has yet to effectively meet the needs of the underserved segments of the population and that our food and border securities may not be as strong as we would like them to be."