"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."
"Monitoring and training workers had been a challenge for on-site workers as well, especially as skilled labour continues to erode. The pandemic brought on a sense of urgency around this issue especially as companies struggled to keep their operations going while ensuring that their workers remained safe from COVID19."
"The world produces approximately 50 million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) each year. Half of which come from personal consumer electronics, such as smartphones and laptops. If buried in the landfills, e-waste could contaminate water and earth with a hazard lasting thousands of years."