Jakarta, Aktual.com – Assembly Speaker Zulkifli Hasan, Indonesia is encouraging youth to work hard to master science and technology (Iptek) in order to compete internationally and become future leaders.

“At the moment the competition is very tight. In the world of international competition among countries and nations have been very hard,” said Zulkifli, in Campgrounds Kiara Payung, Sumedang, West Java, on Friday (26/2).

According to Zulkifli, the state that is fertile and rich in natural resources does not guarantee rakyanya will prosper, otherwise a country with mastering science and technology although it has no natural resources but might prosper.

He gave an example, Indonesia is rich in natural resources, human resources, and geographically very extensive, but many people who live in poverty.

Meanwhile, Singapore is geographically small and do not have natural resources but its people mastering science and technology, so that a developed and prosperous country.

“Indonesia’s youth must change the paradigm, which is working hard to pursue science and technology. No more time relaxing and careless,” he said.

According to him, the Indonesian youth should be a driving force of the national revival and become leaders in the future.