The Academy of Sciences Malaysia warmly welcomed the Minister and Deputy Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) to its office at MATRADE Tower on 19 July 2018.
YB Madam Yeo Bee Yin and YB Madam Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis were greeted by the President, YBhg Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail FASc as well as CEO Madam Hazami Habib.
Madam Hazami gave an introductory presentation of ASM to the Ministers, highlighting ASM’s role in Malaysia’s STI ecosystem as the nation’s thought leader in matters pertaining to science, technology and innovation (STI). Madam Hazami also proposed for the Ministers to look into STI-based governance in order to mainstream STI into national initiatives; she stresses that STI should be the main enabler towards achieving a Progressive Malaysia in 2050.
Also in attendance during the presentation were ASM Council Members Academician Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Ts Ahmad Zaidee Laidin FASc, Datuk Dr Abdul Razak Mohd Ali FASc, Academician Emerita Professor Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman FASc, as well as the Director of International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), Dato’ Dr Sharifah Maimunah Syed Zin.