In 1990, former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed unveiled the famous “Vision 2020”, aspiring for Malaysia to become a fully developed nation by the year 2020. Vision 2020 proposes that Malaysia should be developed not only in the economic sense. Instead, Malaysia is supposed to be fully developed by then along all the dimensions: economically, socially, spiritually, psychologically and culturally.
Vision 2020 is now only six years away. Datuk Madius will focus his lecture from the perspective of the Pasokmomogun or indigenous people of Sabah on Vision 2020. He seeks to answer the question as to whether the Pasokmomogun community could indeed achieve Vision 2020, and what are some the challenges along the way.
About the Speaker:
Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau is the acting president of United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO), a component party of the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) of Malaysia, and also the Member of Parliament for Tuaran constituency, Sabah. He is also chairman of the Malaysian Timber Industry Board. Avid in the advocacy of the rights of Sabah’s indigenous peoples, Datuk Tangau was chairman of Sabah Cultural Board and executive director of Institute for Indigenous Economic Progress, Sabah. He participated as member of the first and second Malaysian National Economic Consultative Councils. For his illustrious service, Datuk Tangau was awarded the JSM by the Malaysian King and the PGDK (Datuk) by the Sabah Governor, and was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP). Datuk Tangau holds a master’s degree in development management from Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines as well as a bachelor of science in forestry from University Pertanian Malaysia.