Sunday, 23 November 2014
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economy

1. The Myth of the Rich and Poor
(Social Inclusion Act/In Focus)
... can be “brutally unsentimental”, as put by Jeffrey Sachs. Pockets of failures in the market are impossible to deny because not everyone in the economy starts from the same baseline. Endowments like wealth, ...
Saturday, 30 March 2013
... is to build a low-tax but low-wage “warehouse economy” competing on price, another is to compete on quality, by increasing taxes and regulation to invest in human capital for a highly productive workforce.In ...
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
By Kua Kia Soong First published in The Malaysian Insider WE look at the Republicans and Democrats in the US, Conservatives and Labour in the UK and we say that their general election is like ...
Friday, 18 January 2013
4. On the Class Divide at Home
(Social Inclusion Act/Media)
...  As Malaysia's economy slows down, the strain of everyday financial survival will be expressed at some point, somehow. The reality that prosperity and advancement, the promise of any market economy, ...
Thursday, 29 November 2012
5. 'PR opposes Lynas plant in Gebeng'
(Compass Points/Letters)
... negatively impacting the economy of this country.   Pakatan Rakyat is also very concerned that a TOL was granted despite:   1) there being no clear indications from either Lynas Corp or AELB if ...
Saturday, 04 February 2012
... their capital stake in the economy. Article 153 abused after 1971 The 1971 amendments to Article 153, namely, (8A) on the “quota system”, have likewise been implemented by UMNO according to ...
Thursday, 19 January 2012
7. Watchdog panel to shadow RCI on Teoh
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... talking about transforming the country into a high income economy without having straightened out public institutions. “Everybody knows that investors will only invest in our country when they are ...
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
8. Sorry Sir
(Jati Diri/A Relevant Life)
... many to recount but here are a few Sir…. When they destroyed our hallowed institutions! When they raped and plundered the economy! When they toyed with our children’s future! When they ignored ...
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
9. Bring back the old, truly Malaysian, days
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
...  Soon after independence we were already a highly successful developing country. We had begun the infrastructure building and diversification of our economy that would be the foundation for further ...
Sunday, 05 December 2010
10. We were once 'Malaysians'
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... and diversification of our economy that would be the foundation for further growth. We carried out an import-substitution programme that stimulated local productive capacity. From there, we started an ...
Saturday, 31 July 2010
... economy needs to continuously harness the labor of Malaysians and thus there is the demand for domestic workers to fill the vacuum left when women work outside their homes. But this need cannot be met ...
Thursday, 27 May 2010
12. Looking to the past for inspiration
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... not degenerate further, as the government of the day battles to liberalise the economy and stem the emigration of increasing numbers of those it designates as “Malay”. Hyperbolic statements of the ...
Monday, 10 May 2010
13. What they don’t tell you
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... by virtue of living in the towns had access to better schools and a fluid job market, if they competed for them. In the estates mobility is limited and the future all about staying in that economy.  ...
Thursday, 29 April 2010
14. 'People first' hypocrisy
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... borrowers.  Then came the horror. The scandalous subprime crisis brought the US economy to its knees, and wreaked recession on the rest of the globalised economies of the world. Back home, the fragile ...
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
15. What's my future, Malaysia?
(Pictures/Tale in Ten)
... of the dreams of a high-income economy and the NEM would be pretty meaningless for people like them. In most likelihood, a frustration will build up as the world passes them by. And then what?   Could ...
Sunday, 11 April 2010
16. Deep in the heart of Sarawak
(Pictures/Tale in Ten)
... of real economy. The jungle provides. Mostly, they forage for a living. They have a number of small garden patches, but these have been left largely untended. The village is littered with pigs and little ...
Saturday, 20 February 2010
17. Malaysia's Brain Drain
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... not," he says, In 2000, Malaysia had around 80,000 official expatriates. By 2008, this figure had shrunk to 38,000 as the collapsing global economy cut into trade and thus trade and Malaysian exports. ...
Friday, 19 February 2010
18. 'If you hate Malaysia so much, go back'
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... 'corruption helped boost the economy'. Corruption does not boost the economy, my friends, it only makes the rich richer, and the poor poorer. And yes, I admit that change is hard to come by. That ...
Friday, 01 January 2010
19. A blessing becomes a curse
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
...  Revisiting the middle income trap I would like to revisit the argument of that speech to develop it further. We are stagnating. The signs of a low growth economy are all around us. Wages ...
Sunday, 13 December 2009
20. What price Malaysia's honour
(Compass Points/Current Affairs)
... incalculable damage to lives and the country’s economy.   The two-document deal, inked in a small hotel in Hatyai, bore the names of Malaysia’s highest-level government officials, their Thai counterparts ...
Thursday, 03 December 2009
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