"Science and technology is a powerful instrument of social change. Its effects on modernization are not merely through improved technology but also through changing the lives of individuals and of societies and nations."
"Because the private sector is closer to the market, it is better positioned to create wealth through R&D — transforming knowledge into products and services that Malaysians and others in today’s global marketplace need, want and will pay for."
"In light of the evidence amassed, Malaysia’s strategy of catching up in the IC industry should target the participation of firms in the higher value added and knowledge intensive but less risky activity of designing"
"Experience has shown that countries that grow rich are not necessarily those well-endowed with natural resources but those that invest wisely in building their human capital and allocating a reasonable percentage of their gross domestic product to research and development."