The socio-economic development of Malaysia is greatly influenced by human resources activities in both the private and public sectors. But the private sector, particularly the industrial sector is the key player for the country's economic growth. In acknowledging human resources importance in this sector, the country's developmental plans developed thrusts that support the development of human resources to become skilled, creative and innovative. This article examines the concepts and nature of human resource development (HRD) at the national level in Malaysia. In examining HRD from the national perspective, a review of documentary evidence from relevant Governmental reports and documents was utilised. The plans, policies, strategies, roles and responsibilities in HRD at the national level were discussed.
Abdullah, H., Che Rose, R., & Kumar, N. (2009). Human Resource Development Strategies: The Malaysian Scenario. Journal of Social Sciences, 3(4), 213–222. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2007.213.222