Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The 9Th Methodist Convention - The Future Of Sarawak From A christian Perspective - Part 7

The Gini rating has given Malaysia pretty low in standing internationally in equal distribution of income/wealth.

Tan Kee Hian said we are at best close to relatively unknown countries in Africa. We have been jeering at countries like Indonesia and Vietnam, but we are worse than them in terms of equality in income/wealth distribution.

To sum up, Malaysia is still strong in natural resources area. Honestly, we have very little to cheer about in value-added and knowledge-intensive areas since we have very limited progress on moving forward into them.

We are not short of excellent policies, but our poor execution has bogged us down.

Our social developments lag behind economic developments. In the international scenario, our social developments are behind other countries.

Tan Kee Hian concluded that Malaysia largely relies on raw blessings we inherited from the land.
The picture shows a tea-break scene at the convention. Photo: Brother Meng Lei

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