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KUALA LUMPUR: In line with the country's aim to achieve Vision 2020, the government projects a ratio of 72 research scientists and engineers (RSE) for every 10,000 people in the workforce by the year 2020.
Deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today said the government was committed to transform Malaysia into a developed and high-income nation in the next seven years.
"To do so, we need to strengthen the role of science and technology in driving the country's development," he said during the launch of 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilisation.
He said it was therefore essential for the country to have enough research scientists and engineers to help achieve its Vision 2020 objectives.