Monday, October 18, 2010

Professionals behind formulation of nation's economic growth figures

KUALA LUMPUR: The government's figures on the nation's economic growth are formulated by professionals including statisticians.

Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said ideas of profesional groups were also tapped before government policies were formulated.

He said the government of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak needed views from interested parties as they were also advisers to the government.

"The wrong figures will result in wrong decisions. We received good support from statisticians but will have to educate the public on statistics," he said after launching World Statistics Day at Universiti Malaya here today.

Saifuddin said the advice from experts and professionals was proven with setting up of laboratories and formulation of the Economic Tranformation Plan (ETP).

He urged the people to nurture interest in statistics as it would help them command various fields including mathematics.

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