Despite the odds, Malaysia has managed to weather many headwinds and crises over the years (the 1997 financial crises, as well as the more recent weakened ringgit and gloomy property market immediately come to mind), and we are confident that our hardy little nation will continue to persevere despite the ongoing uncertainties, both local and international.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak recently listed out five challenges that Malaysia has to face in order provide a better future for its citizens. Does Malaysia have what it takes to overcome these challenges and become an advanced country by 2050?

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