The Development of Technology in the East Encouraged the World

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The development of technology encouraged the world to develop co-operative projects to facilitate the technology that benefit countries in economic growth. This requires work ethics and technological skills that are dominated by the Eastern especially Japanese citizens. It has been proven that the Eastern economy was developing remarkably during the 70s and early 80s. Extracted from PDF “30 Years After Malaysia’s Look East Policy” Aware of this situation, our former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir felt that Malaysian citizens should also been taught of the good values of the Japanese in order to accelerate the development of Malaysia’s economy. Therefore, in the early reign of Tun Dr. Mahathir as a Prime Minister in 1982, he launched a policy called the “Look East Policy” (LEP) which does not only just focus on Japan, but South Korea and Taiwan as well. Taken from “The Mahathir Years” The policy started by initiatively sending students of Malaysia to academic institutions in Japan to learn not only academically, but also the good values and positive work ethics in achieving the overall objective that is to hasten the economic and social development in Malaysia. “We never intended to simply ‘ape’ everything Japanese; indeed, we were well aware that outright copying would be quite impossible considering the quite different ethnic and historical backgrounds of our countries. Neither did ‘Look East’ mean that we were going to completely reject positive elements
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