- Malaysia offers potential investors with young, educated and
productive workforce at costs competitive with other countries in Asia.
- Backed by the government's continued support of human resource
development in all sectors, makes the quality of Malaysia's workforce is
one of the best in the region.
- Literacy levels are high and school leavers entering the job market
in Malaysia have at least 11 years of basic education.
High Priority on Education
- Education and training are accorded high priority in national
development under Malaysia's five-year development plans.
- To date, there are 20 public and 21 private universities and as well
as more than 400 colleges, polytechnics and industrial training
institutes that offer courses leading to certificate, diploma, degree
and post-graduate degree qualifications.
- In 1993, the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) was launched by
the government to encourage training, retraining and skills upgrading in
the private sector.
- The Department of Skills Development (DSD) formerly known as the
National Vocational Training Council under the Ministry of Human
Resources coordinates the setting up of all public and private training
institution, evaluates the demand for existing and future skills,
identifies future vocational and industrial training needs and will
continue to develop standard under the National Occupational Skills
- Collaborative efforts between the Malaysian government, enterprises
and foreign governments have resulted in the establishment of several
advanced skills training institutes such as the German-Malaysian
Institute, Malaysia France Institute, Japan Malaysia Technical
Institute, British Malaysia Institute and Malaysian Spanish Institute.
Harmonious Industrial Relations
- Industrial relations in the country are harmonious with minimal
trade disputes that result in strikes
- Malaysia's labour laws safeguard the interests and spell out the
rights and responsibilities of employers and employees, thus providing a
legal framework for the orderly conduct of industrial relations in the