PETALING JAYA – Pursuant to the announcement of the new Transformasi Nasional 2050 (TN50) programme, a survey amongst Malaysians was conducted to ascertain what Malaysians thought of it.
A national survey conducted by KAJIDATA Research revealed that only 40.8% from the 1,031 Malaysians surveyed are aware of TN50 while 7.5% are unsure and 51.7% are not aware of the programme. Nonetheless, from the 40.8% that are aware, 66.5% have indicated that they are supportive of the government’s initiative to provide opportunities for youths to express their opinion as well contribute ideas in determining the direction and development of the TN50 policies. The remaining 12.4% are not supportive and 21.2% are on the fence.
The opinion poll was carried out by KAJIDATA Research Sdn. Bhd. The poll was conducted for a week from 20 February 2017 to 27 February 2017 to gauge the Rakyat’s awareness and perception on the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) programme.
A total of 1,031 Malaysian adults aged 21 and above comprising of 55.1% Malays, 23.5% Chinese, 7.5% Indians, 5.6% Bumiputra Sabah, 6.7% Bumiputra Sarawak, 0.9% Orang Asli and 0.8% Others were interviewed by telephone in the poll. Respondents were selected on the basis of random stratified sampling along ethnicity, gender, age and state according to the national demographics. The complete cross-tabulation report can be obtained by contacting KAJIDATA Research.
WHAT IS TN50?
‘Transformasi Nasional 2050’ or TN50 is an initiative to plan for the future of Malaysia in the period 2020 to 2050. From the vision of becoming a developed nation, we should strive to be amongst the top countries in the world in economic development, citizen well-being and innovation.
MALAYSIA'S KEY DEVELOPMENT ERAS
- Rise of megacities – cities with population over 10 million – due to continuing trend of urbanisation.
- Global rise of religion, with Islam growing the fastest. Islamic values more pervasive in banking, tourism, culture, fashion and political discourse.
- Changing gender roles with increasing participation of women in the workforce and in leadership positions.
- Increased focused on health and wellness leading to improved longevity.
- People work mostly from pods as they are connected virtually, robots carry our all the physical work.
- Commercial space travel is a reality.
- All buildings, transport vehicles, and cities are smart and interconnected.
- People implant nanotechnology chips in their body which clean arteries, fight cancer cells, help with memory and fight inflammation.
- Life expectancy approaches 150 for some, owing to biotech advancements.
- Rise in demand for food and water as the population continues to grow.
- Rise in renewable and sustainable energy sources due to increasing concerns on volatile prices and potential scarcity of fossil fuels.
- Further threats to the natural environment and biodiversity with growing human consumption.
- Advancement in biotechnology and farming techniques significantly increasing the world’s food production capacity.
- Majority of power generation driven by renewables such as solar, wind and biofuels.
- Eco-friendly and sustainable building practices compulsory for all private and public organizations.
- Digital economy rising in importance, demanding new technical skills and ‘higher level’ capabilities from the present workforce such as problem solving and communications.
- Growth of the sharing economy such as peer-to-peer (P2P) accommodation, ridesharing, P2P lending, skills sharing.
- Increasing shift towards self-employment and the tasking or ‘gig’ economy. Implications on financial security and skills development.
- Industries and organisations turn to robotics and AI for physical tasks. AI also performs multiple types of research and analytics, greatly changing the job and skills landscape.
- Sharing economy becomes commonplace, causing even more disruptions across industries and redefining business regulation.
- ‘Plug & play’ learning become mainstream, supporting a mostly self-employed workforce. Traditional education models disrupted.
- Exponential explosion in internet bandwidth, processing power and digital storage capacity.
- Rise of broadband and mobile connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Labs and companies produce machines or software with increasing human-like capabilities.
- Emergence of developments like ‘smart cities’ where sensors, information and technology are integrated to meet the needs of the population.
- Virtual and augmented reality increasingly used in our interactions. Consumption of services via digital platforms such as education, healthcare and virtual tourism become pervasive.
- All buildings, transport vehicles and city assets are ‘smart’ and interconnected to the ‘smart grid’. Potential privacy issues e.g. crime surveillance, predictive policing.
- Death of the office. People no longer commute, working mostly from pods at home.
- More and more traditional government services being outsourced.
- Greater focus of government on safety and cyber security issues.
- Shift in global economic power away from advanced economies towards Asia and fast-growing emerging economies.
- Growth of regional trading blocs.
- Traditional government services predominantly privatised.
- Governments focus on cross-border functions such as cyber mitigation.
- China and India the top global powerhouses.