Asian Nations can be in a better position - 2007/08/03

Kuala Lumpur - Asian Nations can be in a better position to take o­n challenges if they learn more from o­ne another.

Malaysia, according to Deputy Prime Minister Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak, is open and ready to share the lessons it has learned from various experiences so that others, especially its Asian counterparts, may benefit from them.

The Deputy Premier said this at the opening of the Fifth International Convention of Asia Scholars, (ICAS5) 2007 in Kuala Lumpur.

Dato' Seri Najib stressed that no single country could claim to have seen it all or to have gone through it all because, as was the case in human interactions, countries too could and should learn from the experiences of others, to emulate their positive steps and avoid their disastrous mistakes.

Looking at Asia today, the Deputy Prime Minister said, there was no doubt that the leadership could be brought forth from among people.

What was needed was a serious and collective effort by Asian countries towards this end, and more importantly, a willingness to move towards it.