Posted (admin) in the star online, Career on July-24-2008

Thursday July 24, 2008

KUALA LUMPUR: Professionals have been urged to work harder and continue to help enhance human capital for the country’s future development.

In stating this, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said professionals are capable of adding value to services and products and their expertise would help the country develop further and improve the quality of life.

“Professionals represent an important group in society as they are not only responsible to thrust Malaysia’s name in the global front, but to also contribute to the country’s development.

Abdullah presenting an award to Siti Nurhaliza in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday night as BIM president Isacc Sunder Rajan looks on.

“Our future progress depends on human capital development and thus it must be of high value and quality. We must continue to improve and professionals can help add value to our services and products,” he said last night at a dinner organised by Balai Ikhtisas Malaysia (BIM) of which Abdullah is a patron.

Abdullah also said it was important to improve the quality of the education system and for universities to work with the private sector so that graduates had the necessary requirements for the working world.

“We will also rope in professionals to contribute their expertise and ideas to increase the quality of human capital and for the country to progress further,” he added.

Abdullah also gave out BIM awards to outstanding professionals in recognition of their contributions to the country. Recipients included Petronas president and chief executive officer Tan Sri Mohd Hassan Marican and popular singer Datuk Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin.

source: the star online

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