Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 08/2010

Aligning the maritime industry towards realizing the New Economic Model aspirations

Nazery Khalid

April 2010

Maritime Institute of Malaysia


The announcement of the New Economic Model by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on 30 March 2010 has set Malaysia abuzz. This commentary ponders on how maritime industry players can help meet the aspirations of the ambitious model and what they need to do to adjust to the new realities that it will arise therefrom.