Where we are by 2030? A recent survey conducted by Merril Lynch shows that Malaysian will be relatively young but poor. Other countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea which are on par with us during 60's have moved up to the category of high income nation. These nations do not have much natural resources but still can progress and prosper well under a good leadership of their respective goverment.
After 53 years of Merdeka, we are still remain in the middle income trap .We are a blessed country in terms of natural resources and we should have used these resources to develop our human resources in a meaningful way long long ago. We need knowledge based economy to elevate us to become high income nation.
My dear students, do you want to become poor in future? There is no short cut to success. The key to success is through education. Once you obtained the degree, you still need to acquire new knowledge or skill to make you competent in this highly competitive world. Your salary is paid according to your skill, knowledge and experience. You may end up in high-end industry that can pay you high or become entrepreneur or you want to become one of them in these pictures below. It is your choice which path you want to taken now.