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Malaysia listens to the people -- but how closely?

In formulating strategy to 2050, government needs broader goals

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Prime Minister Najib Razak has tapped Minister of Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin as chief organizer and ambassador to reach out to young people.   © Reuters

Malaysia is embarking on a grand experiment as the writing of the government's Transformasi Nasional 2050 document kicks into full swing.

This national transformation project, intended to chart Malaysia's development for the three decades from 2020, promises a new mode of policymaking through myriad discussions, surveys and roadshows, culminating in a comprehensive policy document to be delivered in December.

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