Former WTO chief Pascal Lamy’s advice for Malaysia

BRAIN DRAIN, BRAIN GAIN

Former WTO chief Pascal Lamy’s advice for Malaysia

The former leader of the world's biggest trade organization tells AWANI Review's Luqman Hariz what he thinks of Malaysia. He also insists that the WTO is still relevant, despite growing anti-trade sentiment across the globe and failure to get countries to agree on trade agreements.

“The most underused resource on this planet is not oil, is not gas, is not coal, or water,” says Pascal Lamy, almost in a lamenting mode. “It’s brains,” he said. “A country like Malaysia, I know a bit about this country, I know the young people in this country are eager to get things done, they’re eager to progress, eager to learn. “So my main recommendation is to invest in education, training, qualifications, this is where young people will make...

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