M'SIA NEEDS TO STRENGTHEN DEFENCE INDUSTRY
Kuala Lumpur, April 23, 2019 - Deputy Defence Minister, YB Senator Liew Chin Tong delivered the opening remarks at the Perwira Dialogue Serial 2/2019 this morning.
Addressing an audience, YB Senator Liew Chin Tong highlighted that there must be new thinking to drive defence industry policy. The defence industry & security sectors should be thought of as a major catalyst for the economy, the local defence industries must think about moving beyond just relying on the government as a customer, and that there is a new trend of civilian technologies increasingly becoming more dual use in nature. The government must also restructure incentives so that people in the defence industry do the right thing, and not rewarded for doing the wrong thing.