KITA-UKM in 2018 Budget, 27 October 2017

In 2018 Budget speech by YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance in Dewan Rakyat on Friday, 27 October 2017, it has been announced that Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA-UKM) will be elevated to a national institute under the Eighth Thrust: Balancing between the Par Excellence of Worldly and Hereafter.

2018 Budget speech cover

 

ENGLISH VERSION

EIGHTH THRUST: BALANCING BETWEEN THE PAR EXCELLENCE OF WORLDLY AND HEREAFTER

Socio-economic Research Unit

215. The fact remains families are the most important institution in developing values and humanity as social unity starts with harmonious and happy family.

216. For this, the Government will establish Socio-economic Research Institute (SERI) under Prime Minister’s Department and enhance the UKM Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA-UKM) as a national institution. An appropriate allocation will be provided by the Government.

217. SERI will review and evaluate the effectiveness of policies, and implementation of programmes and development projects. Meanwhile, KITA will coordinate studies on national socioeconomics education and establish the national social development index.

218. As an analogy, while the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) plays an important role in formulating economic policies and the Implementation and Coordination Unit (ICU) as the implementation arm of programmes and projects, the SERI and KITA will be the main agency which covers the aspects of spiritual, ethical and universal pure values.

219. The Government always appreciate the role of NGOs and will continue to cooperate with them in addressing social challenges. Emphasis will be given to family institutions, which is the smallest yet most important nucleus in the development and wellbeing of our society.

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VERSI BAHASA MELAYU

PE-TUNJANG KELAPAN: MENGIMBANGI PAR EXCELLENCE DUNIAWI DAN PAR EXCELLENCE UKHRAWI

Institut Penyelidikan Sosio-Ekonomi (SERI)

215. Hakikatnya, keluarga adalah institusi nukleus paling penting dalam membentuk nilai dan pengutuhan insan. Kerana, kesepaduan sosial lazimnya bermula daripada keharmonian dan kebahagiaan keluarga.

216. Untuk itu, Kerajaan akan mewujudkan Institut Penyelidikan Sosio-Ekonomi atau SERI di bawah JPM dan menaik taraf KITA-UKM atau Institut Kajian Etnik UKM sebagai institusi kebangsaan. Peruntukan yang sewajarnya akan disediakan oleh Kerajaan.

217. SERI berperanan mengkaji dan menilai keberkesanan dasar serta pelaksanaan program juga projek pembangunan negara terhadap rakyat. Manakala KITA menyelaras pendidikan sosioekonomi peringkat negara dan mewujudkan indeks pembangunan sosial negara.

218. Sebagai analoginya, jika EPU berperanan seumpama the brain dalam menggubal dasar ekonomi, manakala, ICU sebagai hands and legs dalam pemantauan projek, maka KITA dan SERI akan berfungsi sebagai the soul or the heart. Ia mencakupi aspek kerohanian dan jiwa, nilai-nilai murni serta program berbudaya tinggi untuk membina jati diri generasi TN50 bagi menangani gejala sosial.

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