Journal of Social Sciences

Human Resource Development Strategies: The Malaysian Scenario

Haslinda Abdullah, Raduan Che Rose and Naresh Kumar

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2007.213.222

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 4

Pages 213-222


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.


© 2007 Haslinda Abdullah, Raduan Che Rose and Naresh Kumar. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.