April 16th 2018 – New Straits Times
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When science drives policy
by Prof Zakri Abdul Hamid
“Determining how science could create wealth and jobs for the rakyat was the simple, farsighted instruction Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak gave me when I was appointed his science adviser several years ago.
In Malaysia and elsewhere, science is increasingly found at the heart of policy and decision-making.
Whether the issue is climate change, renewable energy, natural disaster prevention and mitigation, food security, or disease pandemics, policymakers want scientific advice.