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Year after year, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) keeps creating a new milestone when it receives various recognitions at national, regional and global stages. This symbolizes the effective implementation of the governance system and the high competency level of Ministry’s officials at all ranks. Congratulations to all members of MOSTI, either at the Headquarters, Departments, or the agencies under MOSTI.

The success achieved by MOSTI covers all aspects of MOSTI’s core business in research and development (R&D), services and STI enculturation in the country. This was further assisted by the supporting services sector including excellent human resource management, accountability in financial management and implementation of development projects through organised planning and monitoring.

I am also very proud of the system practised in the Ministry which based on the principle of ‘check and balance’ through periodical audits and an emphasis on integrity. With such support, every project and programme that has been implemented is capable of achieving high performance indicators of the Ministry. At the same time, the emphasis given to the impact and not only output,  has seen our target group reap the benefits directly from every activity undertaken by the Ministry. It directly contributes to the improvement of the people’s welfare and the economic growth including the proliferation of national wealth.

Moving forward, MOSTI should continue to strengthen the ecosystem and the scope of STI governance to ensure that it remains relevant and recognised as the nation’s leader in STI. The development and advancement of current and future science and technology require MOSTI to focus on the objectives, strong fundamental understanding of STI, and appreciation for good governance.

To conclude, once again I take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who has helped MOSTI in driving the nation’s STI agenda. Keep on the pursuit of excellence, and let us all resolve to be fully dedicated as a team and elevate our performance towards a glorious organisation and nation in the future.

 

Thank you.

YBhg. Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar Bin Hj. Yahaya
Secretary General, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)