Ten observations on DOJ’s June 2017 1MDB-related civil suit

Here are my thoughts on the latest civil suit based on that 250 pages court submission from the USA's Department of Justice submission: 1. It is still … [Read more...]

Crocodile tears: Mahathir and Proton

1. Proton sales started to decline in the year 2003 while Tun Mahathir was still Prime Minister. Just two years later in 2005, it was overtaken by … [Read more...]

Jabatan Perangkaan: Gaji pekerja naik dan ekonomi Malaysia terus berkembang pada 2016

Jabatan Perangkaan Negara melaporkan penengah dan purata gaji & upah bulanan pekerja di Malaysia meningkat 6.2% dan 6.3% masing-masing. Penengah … [Read more...]

1MDB-IPIC: Bombshell letter from the British Virgin Islands Govt (27.4.17)

Further to my blog post two days ago on the USD6 billion settlement between IPIC and 1MDB, there has been a new development. In IPIC's announcement … [Read more...]

Taipei, Selangor sign MOUs on cooperation (29.3.17)

Taipei sealed three memorandums of understanding with the Malaysian state of Selangor on Monday, paving the way for bilateral cooperation on … [Read more...]

Jack Ma speaks on Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) (22.3.17)

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Jomo on Trump presidency, Malaysian lessons (16.11.16)

INTERVIEW Jomo KS, former assistant secretary-general for economic development in the United Nations and recipient of the 2007 Wassily Leontief Prize … [Read more...]

Budget 2017 highlights (21.10.16)

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tabled Budget 2017 in Parliament on Friday. The following are the highlights of the Finance … [Read more...]

Bajet 2017 Infografik (21.10.16)

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Moneylender licence ‘ill-advised’ proposal (11.9.16)

HBA says scheme will drag house buyers deeper in debt THE National House Buyers Association (HBA) views with grave concern on the statement by the … [Read more...]

Many Malaysian households at risk of shocks (5.9.16)

WE are living in challenging times. With the global condition still in a fragile state, the Malaysian economy will likely face several more lean … [Read more...]

Gerakan survey finds most respondents favour TPPA (22.1.16)

( Photo: Malaysiakini ) An online survey by Gerakan Youth has found that most Malaysians it polled supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement … [Read more...]

Indonesia will join Trans-Pacific Partnership, Jokowi tells Obama (27.10.15)

President Joko Widodo declares after White House meeting that he will sign up to TPP – but risks provoking anger among protectionists at … [Read more...]

Infografik: Menarik dalam Bajet 2016 (23.10.15)

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Malaysia ‘marginalised’ if out of TPP, Gerakan says (18.10.15)

Gerakan backed today Malaysia’s potential ratification of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, saying the free trade treaty … [Read more...]

TPPA in the spotlight (10.10.15)

But analysts say its benefits to the economy should outweigh its costs in the medium to long term. WHILE details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership … [Read more...]

Meterai TPPA atau tidak terpulang pada Parlimen, kata Mustapa (7.10.15)

Putrajaya masih belum menandatangani Perjanjian Perkongsian Trans-Pasifik (TPPA) walaupun rundingannya dimuktamadkan pada 5 Oktober lalu, kata Menteri … [Read more...]

Who gains, loses from Pacific trade pact (6.10.15)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the biggest trade agreement in history, reducing tariffs and other forms of protectionism in a dozen countries … [Read more...]

Malaysia reserves drop to 5-year low on sign of intervention (23.7.15)

Malaysia’s foreign exchange reserves fell to the lowest in almost five years, signaling the central bank may have intervened to stem the ringgit’s … [Read more...]

Ringgit slumps to 16-year low, money changers warned against hoarding foreign currencies (22.7.15)

Money changers should not hoard foreign currencies as this could pose risks in a volatile market, the Malaysian Association of Money Services … [Read more...]

The question: to repeg or not to repeg the ringgit? (21.6.15)

The ringgit is currently the worst performing currency in Asia. On June 8, the Malaysian currency plunged to a nine-year low against the US dollar … [Read more...]

Andy Yong: The need to ensure the efficiency and fair distribution under the 11th Malaysia Plan (21.5.15)

As Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is going to table the 11th Malaysia Plan (“11MP”) tomorrow, many are looking forward to an effective and … [Read more...]

Selangor to acquire Puncak Niaga, Syabas water assets by mid-June (21.5.15)

Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali today said to expedite the long-drawn water consolidation exercise, the state would first acquire the water … [Read more...]

State govt takes steps to ensure housing developers deliver (16.5.15)

THE Selangor government has allocated RM20mil to the Abandoned Projects Recovery Fund (TEPAT) said Selangor Mentri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali. “We are … [Read more...]