Friday, May 31, 2019

Soft Skills You Will Need In The Workplace

Top 10 Soft Skills You Will Need In The Workplace 

In today's world, the ‘world of work' seems to grow every hour. The advancement of technology, on the other hand, has made it imperative for each one of us to get adapted with a few top-notch soft skills so as to endure our position in the workplace. The dynamics are shifting in the workplace and unless you have adequate skills, and some extra ones up your sleeves, it might very well be a very dreary situation for you if you are looking to secure a job or professional growth.
So let us discuss 10 such top skills, which will help you thrive in your workplace in the coming years:
·       Creativity

·       People Management skills

·       Negotiation abilities

·       Complex problem-solving abilities

·       Emotional and social intelligence

·       Innovative and Adaptive thinking abilities

·       Cross culture adaptability

·       Cognitive flexibility

·       Articulate, assertive and possess good interpersonal skills

·       Competence in ‘decision making'.
There are however varied factors that are slowly replacing the ‘human' indispensability; viz- advanced applications, machines, and structures, powerful computer languages and organizations having global connections in terms of sourcing ‘people'.
Nevertheless, if you are immune with the above-mentioned parameters then you can very well flourish and get places in the present work scenario of Malaysia.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Women Skill Upgrade And Employability In The Near Future

In order to eradicate unemployment and to augment ‘empowerment’ in women, there is no alternative to ‘skill development’. Understanding their passion and investing in specific skill development should be one of the primary responsibilities of every nation.
Keeping in tandem with the culture of the country, the rural section can be engaged in ‘handicrafts practice’ at a small level. It will not only give them sustainable income but will also help in the entire overhaul of that particular nation.
Engaging in machine design, designing of household items/appliances also hold huge scope for women in the rural section. Women who have a creative bend of mind can also invest in an artifact, apparels, and soft toy designing /manufacturing.
In an urban milieu, women can pursue business and commerce and become entrepreneurs. Women if passionate can also enrol in military services as well as serve in senior administrative positions.
Various organizations are now highly engaged towards the betterment and uplift of women through their CSR arm.
So, the development of both employability and soft skills in women should be the prime focus of any nation in order to pave the way for substantial ‘women empowerment’.
The money they make will not help them lead a luxurious life but acts as a harbinger of food, clothes, shelter and lastly security to hope for a better future for their families.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Empowering the youthforce of our country in the path of growth.

The employment of youths in any country is highly crucial to its development. When high-quality employment measures are put in place, it takes the country to transition from low-income to middle-income, and then to high-income status. But this is not feasible for youths in Asia as many of them are struggling to secure decent jobs. 

In case you are not aware, the young population – i.e., people aged 15 to 24 – make up 650 million of the entire population of the Pacific region and Asia. In India and the Republic of China, the youths make up almost 20% of the total population of these countries. More than 200 million of these youths live in urban centers. 

Korea once suffered severe challenges with youth employment, which followed a pattern that started as far back as 2009. Firms hired experienced – and decidedly older – workers in 2001 and avoid young, agile workers in a bid to bring down the costs of training new workers. 

So, when the crisis hit, the majority of the workers that were dismissed were those that were close to their retirement ages and very young workers with ages ranging from 15 to 19.

And nowadays, substandard training and education are pushing youngsters into informal sector jobs with meager pay packages and contemptible working conditions. 

The task, therefore, of creating adequate opportunities for youths in Southeast Asia is daunting and accentuates the need for policymakers to ensure that education at every level is expanded and to adjust vocational, technical, and higher education to the ever-changing requirements in the job market. 

Youths around the world in general – and in Southeast Asia in particular – possess enormous potential for speeding up or facilitating economic growth via the creation of assets, productive employment, and investment. 

Youths can drive societies and economies to be more productive and vibrant. However, the potential of these youths can be realized only when they enjoy the benefits of high-quality education. When they receive training from early childhood, adolescence, and beyond, their latent gifts and potentials will come to the fore, thus creating an environment or society that is in tune with the times and seasons of this age.

Educated youths will also be able to jump on the bandwagon of technology and take part actively in the technological advancement that is taking over Southeast Asia. They will be equipped with the right skills that will enable them to hold their own among counterparts from other nations around the world.

Friday, May 24, 2019

NST- Night school now available at ILPs for workers looking at re-skilling

KAJANG: All Industrial Training Institutions (ILPs) nationwide will extend their operating hours to allow workers to re-skill themselves after working hours.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said the ILP’s operating hours will be extended from 5.30pm to 11pm to provide opportunity for workers interested in learning new technical skills as well as upgrading their existing skills to enrol at ILPs.
“There is a shift in the mind-set of the government where they want to enhance Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of workers in the country.

“When workers are re-skilled, they can immediately get a job and this can solve 50 per cent of workers shortage issue in the country,” said Kulasegaran.
He said almost 94 per cent of TVET graduates have a guaranteed job waiting for them, while the remaining six per cent have chosen not to enter the workforce.
Kulasegaran said all ILPs have been given the directive to extend their operating hours and some have already complied.
“We are trying to encourage more ILPs to follow suit as this would not only give more opportunities but would also encourage more competition among them,” he said.
These training programmes, he said, would be free of charge for those in the bottom 40 income group while for others, most of the programmes would still be free of charge.

Kulasegaran said currently skilled workers in Malaysia only stands at 28 per cent of the workforce while developed nations, including Singapore, have almost 50 per cent of skilled workers.
“When someone is qualified, they are able to earn even more and the skills will take them to the next level.
“According to the 11th Malaysian Plan, we are targeting to increase the number of skilled workers to 35 per cent by next year.
“If in 60 years we could only achieve 28 per cent of skilled workers it will be humanly challenging to achieve that but we are trying our best,” he said in a press conference after the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia and the Human Resources Ministry.

Through the MoU, students from private Chinese schools would be able to enrol into skill learning programmes in 32 Manpower Department Training Institutes (ILJTM), nationwide.
The MoU would also allow the Human Resources Ministry to offer the Vocational Training Officers course to TVET educators from private schools under Dong Zong.
As of now there are 61 private Chinese schools which are under the purview of Dong Zong and out of that, 19 schools offer vocational programmes to its students.

Berita Harian - ILP tawar latihan selepas waktu kerja - Kulasegaran

Oleh Mohd Azrone Sarabatin

KAJANG: Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP) akan memperkenalkan latihan selepas waktu bekerja untuk meningkatkan kemahiran pekerja tempatan di negara ini, kata Menteri Sumber Manusia, M Kulasegaran.

Beliau berkata, latihan akan bermula jam 5.30 petang hingga jam 11 malam dan diperluaskan pada hujung minggu serta hari kelepasan am.

Katanya, latihan berkenaan terbuka kepada semua pekerja industri, manakala bagi kumpulan berpendapatan isi rumah 40 peratus terendah (B40) pula, kursus adalah percuma.

“Saya berharap majikan memberi kebenaran dan pelepasan kepada pekerja mereka mengikuti latihan industri berkenaan untuk meningkatkan kemahiran kerja.

“Bagaimanapun, bila tarikh latihan berkenaan dimulakan belum dimuktamadkan. Kita yakin latihan perindustrian ini mampu meningkatkan kemahiran pekerja kerana ketika ini hanya 28 peratus rakyat tergolong tenaga kerja berkemahiran tinggi.

“Kita bersungguh-sungguh meningkatkan peratusan berkenaan kepada 35 peratus dalam Rancangan Malaysia Ke-11 (RMke-11),” katanya pada sidang media selepas menyaksikan majlis memeterai Memorandum Persefahaman (MoU) antara Persatuan Pengelola-Pengelola Sekolah Cina (Dong Zong) dan Kementerian Sumber Manusia di Kolej Universiti New Era, di sini, hari ini.

ILP adalah institusi kemahiran di bawah Institut Latihan Jabatan Tenaga Manusia yang menawarkan latihan kemahiran peringkat sijil, sijil lanjutan dan diploma.

Sebanyak 32 ILP beroperasi di seluruh negara yang menawarkan pelbagai kursus seperti teknologi mekanik industri, teknologi pembuatan (perkakasan), teknologi kimpalan arka dan gas, dan teknologi fabrikasi logam.

Selain itu, teknologi pemasangan paip minyak dan gas, teknologi reka bentuk produk industri, teknologi automotif, teknologi kenderaan perdagangan berat dan teknologi jaminan kualiti.

Sementara itu, Kulasegaran berharap golongan muda memilih latihan dalam bidang Pendidikan Teknikal dan Latihan Vokasional (TVET) yang berpotensi diterima bekerja selepas tamat latihan.

“Kita mahu TVET di Malaysia dapat dikembangkan setaraf negara maju seperti Jerman, Jepun, Korea Selatan dan Taiwan,” katanya.

Utusan - ILP dibuka selepas 5 petang, bantu golongan pekerja pelajari kemahiran baharu

KUALA LUMPUR 23 Mei - Golongan pekerja tempatan akan dibenarkan mengikuti latihan di Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP) seluruh negara selepas pukul 5 petang, untuk memperkasakan kemahiran dalam bidang teknikal dan vokasional.

Langkah itu bakal diperkenalkan dalam masa terdekat yang boleh membantu golongan tersebut memiliki kemahiran baharu untuk menyertai pekerjaan bidang teknikal.

Menteri Sumber Manusia, M. Kula Segaran berkata, rancangan itu penting bagi meningkatkan jumlah penglibatan pekerja di negara ini dalam bidang teknikal yang amat diperlukan industri.

Jelasnya mengikut rancangan, ILP akan dibuka dari pukul 5 petang sehingga 11 malam bagi memudahkan kebanyakan golongan pekerja mengikuti latihan yang ditawarkan.

Beliau malah berkata, mengikut rancangan sama, golongan 40 peratus berpendapatan terendah (B40) mungkin boleh mengikuti latihan secara percuma di ILP.

“Kerajaan juga merancangan ILP dibuka pada hari Sabtu dan Ahad bagi membolehkan lebih ramai dapat mengikuti latihan,” katanya kepada pemberita selepas majlis menandatangani Memorandum Persefahaman antara Kementerian Sumber Manusia dengan Dong Zong dekat sini hari ini.

Kata Kula Segaran, kelonggaran itu juga akan membantu meningkatkan peratusan golongan pekerja di Malaysia dalam bidang kemahiran teknikal yang kini berada pada paras 28 peratus kepada 50 peratus seperti negara-negara maju.

Beliau juga berkata, berdasarkan rekod kira-kira 94 peratus mereka yang melalui Pendidikan dan Latihan Teknikal dan Vokasional (TVET) akan mendapat pekerjaan.-UTUSAN ONLINE

Utusan - Menteri Sumber Manusia enggan ulas isu fasih berbahasa Mandarin

KUALA LUMPUR 23 Mei - Menteri Sumber Manusia, M. Kula Segaran dilihat menjauhkan diri daripada mengulas tentang isu syarat fasih berbahasa Mandarin dalam kalangan majikan yang dibangkitkan oleh Menteri Pendidikan, Dr. Maszlee Malik.

Meskipun perkara berkaitan majikan dikatakan berada di bawah tanggungjawab kementeriannya, Kula Segaran mahu isu mengenai kaitan kuota matrikulasi dengan syarat berbahasa Mandarin itu dijawab sendiri oleh Maszlee.

“Anda tanya Dr. Maszlee. Biar dia jawab,” kata Kula Segaran ketika ditanya pemberita selepas majlis menandatangani Memorandum Persefahaman antara Kementerian Sumber Manusia dengan Dong Zong dekat sini hari ini.

Pada minggu lalu, Maszlee dilaporkan berkata bahawa isu kuota matrikulasi kepada bukan bumiputera dan syarat fasih berbahasa Mandarin ketika temuduga pekerjaan yang disyaratkan majikan tidak boleh dilihat secara terpisah.

Kenyataan itu mengundang reaksi marah pelbagai pihak termasuk beberapa pemimpin dan penyokong DAP serta MCA yang mahu Maszlee hanya menumpukan isu-isu Kementerian Pendidikan tanpa campur tangan dalam soal pekerjaan di bawah Kementerian Sumber Manusia.-UTUSAN ONLINE

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Across many developing, emerging and advanced markets, the emergence of digital, green, knowledge and service economies alongside globalized value chains is changing the needs of the labor market and the future of work. There are many twenty-first-century skills that are required in the workplace ranging from leadership to entrepreneurial aptitude. Specific skills are important in certain environments. A few examples of the above are as follows:

Skills for future:

Behavioral skills are valuable because of the increased importance given to service delivery that requires regular interaction with customers;
Flexibility and adaptability have become important as young people are more likely to move between informal and formal sectors, and due to the growing trend towards short-term or project-specific employment;
Computer literacy is becoming vital in low- and middle-income countries as online support jobs are outsourced from higher-income countries; and
Technical vocational skills remain the key to success. In fact, in many emerging economies, the demand for higher-skilled labor is currently very high as a result of greater outsourcing and offshoring.

Industry 4.0, already in place

We are witnessing a significant transformation in the way in which we produce goods owing to the digitization in manufacturing. This transition is so powerful that it is being called Industry 4.0 to represent the fourth revolution that has occurred in manufacturing. From the first industrial revolution (mechanization through water and steam power) to mass production and assembly lines using electricity in the second, the fourth industrial revolution will take what was started in the third with the adoption of computers and automation and enhance it with smart and autonomous systems powered by data and machine learning. 

More about Industry 4.0 and skill requirement

Even though some dismiss Industry 4.0 as merely a marketing buzzword, there are shifts occurring in manufacturing that deserve our attention.
Many experts believe that adoption of Industry 4.0 will result in increased use of automation and robots in the shop floor.
Given that these robots will be capable of performing various tasks multiple times with high levels of accuracy and within a shorter time duration than humans, robots will act as efficient replacements for labor. For example, an employee whose job is to fix a specific part while assembling an engine will be replaced by a robot that will carry out the same job accurately and in lesser amount of time. The quantum of jobloss, however, is expected to vary across countries, industries and employed levels of automation. Experts on the other end of the spectrum believe that the use of Industry 4.0 technologies will not result in job loss, but might result in an increase in employment. The above statement is based on the fact that Industry 4.0 will result in an increase in labor productivity and in the quality of the products manufactured. Therefore, the demand for quality products manufactured will increase, leaving companies with no option but to increase capacity in order to meet the demand. Certain low-skilled jobs will be eliminated in the process. However, it is expected that an increase in capacity will have a positive effect on the creation of jobs that require higher levels of skills. Employees who lost their jobs due to elimination of low-skilled jobs need to be re-skilled or up-skilled to make them ready for the new requirements. In summary, the creation of new high-skilled jobs will compensate, to a large extent, for the elimination of low-skilled jobs.
So, it is very important to understand what changes Industry 4.0 will bring in the current manufacturing setup, what will the new tasks be that an employee would have to do, how will it be different from what he or she has been doing and what additional skills would be required to carry out those tasks successfully.

What are the key skills required by Industry 4.0 and the future?

Skills that will increase in importance as knowledge work becomes more prevalent are those that intelligent machines might facilitate, but cannot perform:
Managing and developing people
Complex problem-solving and decision-making
Process improvement expertise
Managing analytics
Managing and maintaining digital systems and networks
Business leaders, managers and workers in the current workforce will all need to face, guide or work through the implications of a digitalized workplace:
Reframing organization culture
Arranging workforce skills and values according to a new paradigm
Providing skill development for employees
Accessibility and security of information
Monitoring technologies, surveillance and worker independence
Human interaction and involvement in a highly networked and automated environment

With rapid changes in the skills required for the jobs coming into play, companies across the world are facing challenges in finding a skilled workforce at current skill levels. In many industries, Bots are going to take over all repetitive and mundane tasks. Technology is evolving faster than ever before and the talent pool through which employers have to select workers is shrinking due to the declining quality of workforce. Our youth has to be ready with the required skills for the near future as change will not wait for us: business leaders, educators and governments all need to be active in upgrading the skills and training people so that everyone can benefit from the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


Stop trying to incite racial tension among the rakyat

By John Isaac

It is not uncommon for opposing political to dig deep with the hope of unearthing some negative elements against each other.

However, there has to be a limit to this form of gutter politics.

Digging up old videos and trying to put a spin to it is something the rakyat are truly getting tired of, especially when it is aimed at inciting racial tension.

It is no secret that Barisan Nasional social media influencers are well known for doing this with the aim of stirring racial problems.

They know that race and religion is a highly sensitive issue in the country and this is something they can use to create problems.

Recently, Human Resources Minister M. Kula Segaran scored milestones for the Pakatan Harapan government with the launch of the robotics rehabilitation centre in Malacca and the move to send workers to Japan.

For one, the new rehabilitation centre is a sure win for many suffering from paralysis and weakening limbs - it offers them the chance to walk again and is a first for the country.

The centre boasts state-of-the-art facilities and is expected to help thousands of Malaysians.

The second major initiative was the move to send skilled workers from Malaysia to Japan.

This move will not only help locals gain a tremendous amount of exposure, but also give them the opportunity to earn large salaries and help their folks back home.

Since Kula Segaran made this announcement, BN troopers have relentlessly been on the attack, claiming this was a bad move and would have negative implications on the country.

How this is going to be negative to anyone remains to be seen.

You learn new skills, work in Japan, earn huge bucks and help those back home - how could this go wrong?

Just to discredit Kula Segaran, they have gone the distance to dig out old videos of him speaking in Tamil and allegedly insulting the Muslims.

Firstly, one must understand that Tamil is a pretty complex language and very often it can be misinterpreted to mean all kinds of things.

Obviously in these videos, certain quarters have taken extracts, then interpreted it the way they want and made it viral.

What is their aim actually? To recreate another May 13? Are they not happy that the people are living in peace and harmony?

Motive to create unrest among the rakyat

The only motive here is to stir up the Malays against the Indians with the hope of creating unrest and discrediting PH.

We, as peace loving Malaysians need to look beyond this stupidity and evil intentions and simply ignore such things.

Everyone knows BN is forking out millions to their social media influencers every month to create problems and we must not be influenced by this.

We must see the good in everything and unless PH does something detrimental to the well being of the people or country, there is really nothing to jump about.

BN must realise the huge damage they have caused and not try to use race and religion as a means to cover their mess.

There is no longer room for race-based politics in our society and it is time BN realises this.

For people like Kula Segaran, remain focused on what you are doing and let the rakyat be the judge.

The Star -UN confirms Malaysia's withdrawal from Rome Statute, says Wisma Putra

by mazwin nik anis

PUTRAJAYA: The United Nations secretary-general has confirmed Malaysia’s withdrawal as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In a statement, Wisma Putra said the withdrawal as a member nation of the treaty took effect on April 29, which was the date the Malaysian government submitted a withdrawal letter to the secretary-general.

“Information on the confirmation (of the withdrawal) has been uploaded onto the UN website Thursday (May 16) morning.

“Following this, Malaysia has been removed as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement (Thursday).

Further information on the matter can be obtained at the United Nations Treaty Collection at

Malaysia was still listed as a member nation of the treaty on Wednesday (May 15) and the UN resident coordinator in Malaysia was called to explain to the ministry on the process and the latest status.

The government had issued a withdrawal letter to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on April 29 to inform the international body of Malaysia’s withdrawal from ratifying the treaty.

This comes following Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s announcement on April 5 that Malaysia would not be ratifying the treaty.

Wisma Putra had then said that Malaysia would be removed from the list after the UN completes the necessary procedures.

The ICC is the first permanent, treaty-based international criminal court.

Its objective is to end impunity against perpetrators of the most serious crimes - genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of aggression.

Only individuals and not countries could be taken to task at the ICC.

International Day of Living Together in Peace

The United Nations in 2018 declared 16 May as the International Day of Living Together in Peace, symbolizing the relevance of peaceful coexistence and the essence of respecting differences of opinions, race, beliefs, and faith. Dedicating an entire day to take a step back and acknowledge the critical need to value fellow humans and being not just tolerant but also appreciative of the brilliant diversity of people across the globe clearly defines what our world is fast losing - the respect for anyone other than self. Let's hold hands to support this initiative of bringing peace across humankind and stand together in solidarity to promote harmony and build a robust and sustainable future for all of us.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Sun Daily - Agreement to send Malaysian workers to Japan not finalised yet: Kula

PUTRAJAYA: The memorandum of cooperation (MoC) for Malaysia to send semi-skilled workers to Japan has not been finalised, said Human Resource Minister M Kula Segaran (pix).

“The MoC with Japan is still being drafted and is not finalised at the moment,” he said in a statement today following recent news that Malaysia would sign MoC with Japan, which received mixed response.

Kula in response to critics, said it was unfair to deny Malaysians good jobs overseas and it would be foolish to think that Malaysians would not seek jobs overseas even if a formal deal is not reached.

“At least with a formal deal, there would be better protection and monitoring of these Malaysians and their development could also be monitored,” he said.

There are approximately one million Malaysians working abroad, with 500,000 of them working in Singapore alone, he said.

Kula Segaran said Malaysians working in Japan would not only be earning good wages but also gain experience in skills and technologies which would be brought back to Malaysia on their return.

Malaysians would also be exposed to a very professional workforce in Japan which has the highest of standards and ethics, he said.

“The hope is that they will emulate these ethics and teach younger Malaysians those same principles when they return to the country,” he said.

Kula Segaran also stressed it would not be easy to qualify to work in Japan as only those assessed by the Japan government with the skills and competence in Japanese language would be considered.

“Just think how much our country will benefit from that in line with the recently reactivated Look East Policy (LEP),“ he said.

He pointed out that Philippines and India are already reaping the benefits of exporting their talent overseas.

Malaysia, he said has to move in a similar direction to embrace automation that the Industrial Revolution 4.0 will bring, where most jobs would evolve into more skilful and technical ones.

“Besides Malaysians overseas also usually remit a large sum of money meant for their families or loved ones, which means there will be more disposable income in the country,” he said.

“Malaysia Baru will soon consist of a highly skilled and well-paid workforce, but before that we need to skill, re-skill and up-skill ourselves as well as venture into new terrain to learn good working ethics and increase our productivity as well as study their technology so that Malaysia can benefit too,“ he added

Utusan Borneo Online - Perjanjian hantar pekerja Malaysia ke Jepun belum dimuktamad

PUTRAJAYA: Memorandum kerjasama (MoC) bagi Malaysia menghantar pekerja separa mahir ke Jepun masih belum dimuktamadkan, kata Menteri Sumber Manusia M. Kula Segaran (gambar).

"MoC dengan Jepun masih dirangka dan belum dimuktamadkan lagi pada masa ini,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan hari ini susulan berita baru-baru ini bahawa Malaysia akan menandatangani MoC dengan Jepun, yang menerima pelbagai respons.

Menjawab kepada kritikan, Kula Segaran berkata adalah tidak adil untuk menghalang rakyat Malaysia mendapatkan pekerjaan yang baik di luar negara dan adalah kurang bijak untuk berfikir bahawa rakyat Malaysia tidak akan mencari pekerjaan di luar negara walaupun perjanjian rasmi tidak tercapai.

"Sekurang-kurangnya dengan perjanjian rasmi, mungkin ada perlindungan dan pemantauan yang lebih baik bagi rakyat Malaysia dan perkembangan mereka juga dapat dipantau," katanya.

Terdapat kira-kira sejuta rakyat Malaysia yang bekerja di luar negara, dengan 500,000 daripadanya bekerja di Singapura sahaja, katanya.

Kula Segaran berkata rakyat Malaysia yang bekerja di Jepun bukan sahaja akan mendapat gaji yang baik tetapi juga mendapat pengalaman dalam kemahiran dan teknologi yang kemudiannya dapat membawa balik ke Malaysia apabila mereka pulang.

Rakyat Malaysia juga akan didedahkan kepada tenaga kerja yang sangat profesional di Jepun yang mempunyai standard dan etika tertinggi, katanya.

"Harapannya ialah mereka akan mencontohi etika ini dan mengajar rakyat Malaysia yang lebih muda tentang prinsip yang sama apabila mereka kembali ke negara ini," katanya.

Kula Segaran juga menegaskan bahawa bukan mudah untuk memenuhi syarat bekerja di Jepun kerana hanya mereka yang dinilai oleh kerajaan Jepun sebagai mahir dan cekap berbahasa Jepun akan dipertimbangkan.

"Fikirkan berapa banyak manfaat yang negara kita akan dapat daripadanya seiring dengan Dasar Pandang Ke Timur yang diaktifkan semula baru-baru ini," katanya.

Beliau berkata Filipina dan India telah mendapat faedah mengeksport pekerja mereka ke luar negara.

Malaysia, katanya, terpaksa bergerak ke arah yang sama untuk pelaksanaan automasi yang dihasilkan oleh Revolusi Perindustrian 4.0, di mana kebanyakan pekerjaan akan berubah kepada tenaga lebih mahir dan teknikal.

"Selain itu, rakyat Malaysia di luar negara juga biasanya menghantar sejumlah besar wang kepada keluarga atau orang tersayang, yang bermakna lebih banyak pendapatan boleh guna di negara ini," katanya.

"Malaysia Baharu tidak lama lagi akan terdiri daripada tenaga kerja yang sangat mahir dan bergaji tinggi, tetapi sebelum itu kita perlu memberikan kemahiran, kemahiran semula dan meningkatkan kemahiran kita serta meneroka ke bidang baru untuk mempelajari etika kerja yang baik dan meningkatkan produktiviti kita serta mengkaji teknologi mereka supaya Malaysia boleh menikmati manfaatnya juga," katanya. - Bernama