People gear up for a solar eclipse at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 24, two days before the solar eclipse on December 26. Malaysia launched its Vision 2020 plan in 1991 – to lay out a vision 30 years into the future was breathtaking in its audacity. Photo: Bernama / DPAPeople gear up for a solar eclipse at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 24, two days before the solar eclipse on December 26. Malaysia launched its Vision 2020 plan in 1991 – to lay out a vision 30 years into the future was breathtaking in its audacity. Photo: Bernama / DPA
People gear up for a solar eclipse at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 24, two days before the solar eclipse on December 26. Malaysia launched its Vision 2020 plan in 1991 – to lay out a vision 30 years into the future was breathtaking in its audacity. Photo: Bernama / DPA
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

Malaysia’s Vision 2020 report card holds lessons for small nations tackling climate change, tech disruption and geopolitical challenges

  • Malaysia isn’t yet a high-income economy. Small nations may be helpless against big power politics, but every country can meet challenges with technology
  • For a vision to work, the political leadership needs everyone on board, and this means embracing diversity and shared goals

People gear up for a solar eclipse at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 24, two days before the solar eclipse on December 26. Malaysia launched its Vision 2020 plan in 1991 – to lay out a vision 30 years into the future was breathtaking in its audacity. Photo: Bernama / DPAPeople gear up for a solar eclipse at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 24, two days before the solar eclipse on December 26. Malaysia launched its Vision 2020 plan in 1991 – to lay out a vision 30 years into the future was breathtaking in its audacity. Photo: Bernama / DPA
People gear up for a solar eclipse at the National Planetarium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on December 24, two days before the solar eclipse on December 26. Malaysia launched its Vision 2020 plan in 1991 – to lay out a vision 30 years into the future was breathtaking in its audacity. Photo: Bernama / DPA
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