The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is already upon us. Will Malaysia become a nation that is able to transform itself in time, or not.
Malaysia has greatly benefited economically from the previous oil and fuel-powered industrial revolution. The nation is blessed with abundant natural resources including oil and gas. Many of the infrastructure and industrial development for the past 30 years were financed by the petro-dollars. But not for long.
In 2017, the Government began to lay the foundation for the transformation to meet the future. One of the most important step taken was to develop the Industry 4.0 Roadmap through MITI. Although the roadmap will be ready only in the first half of 2018, the effect on the production and manufacturing industry is already felt today.