KUALA LUMPUR, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim called on academics to work closely with the government and leaders to manage current and future challenges and issues affecting the country.
He said the government and academics must work together to find the best and most effective efforts to generate knowledge which harnesses the efforts and creativity of local people towards sustainable social and cultural progress.
“Not to mention all the advantages of technology and the vibrancy of the digital wave. I believe it brings advantages and potential that can be combined to benefit the community and the country,” he said in his speech at the 15th National Academic Awards here tonight.
The text of his speech was read out by Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
Anwar said that the present era, which is full of challenges and disruptions, not only poses obstacles to the development agenda but also to efforts to inculcate good values and morals as well as commitment to knowledge.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency