KUALA LUMPUR : Malaysia is a country blessed with many natural resources that is seeing poverty growing due to a … More
Integrating Japan into this project can also be seen as an Indonesian effort to change the perspective that it favours China too much amid the continuing political and economic tension between Beijing and Washington. Some other countries have decided to create a balance between China and Japan.
Governing parties have to learn to create democratic space for the opposition so that when it becomes the opposition, it will enjoy that space as well. Opposition parties should learn not to burn the house down using racial sentiments as it just renders the nation ungovernable.
Political stability is key to macroeconomic stability and growth. In every economic crisis, there are bound to be some structural damages and weaknesses that require remedies and quick reforms so as to put the country’s economy back on the right track and to grow sustainably. Financial and economic resilience must be enhanced to ensure an entrenched recovery and sustainable economic expansion after emerging from either a major financial or economic crisis.
No way out Since the promulgation of Thailand’s first constitution in 1932 following the bloodless coup that transformed an absolute … More
They continue to be left out of the island republic’s prosperity There has always been a feeling among Singapore’s ethnic … More
Political divisions, the economic downturn after 2006, and technological disruptions have enabled authorities in Thailand to limit public space for … More
The AP holders are allowed to export river sand and other minerals to Brunei, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Maldives. Pekan-based Legasi Lestari Sdn Bhd is one of the companies that has been granted the AP issued by KesTSA with validity until July 2027.
Deterioration in governance and political uncertainty may dampen investor sentiment, constraining economic growth.
There are needs to be clarity on the government’s stability, for investors to truly return.
KUALA LUMPUR : THE chief of Malaysian energy giant Petronas quit this month after a disagreement with the prime minister … More
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hosted a video conference with his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) … More
The 56-year-old CEO and executive editor of the Rappler news site was sentenced to between six months and six years … More
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – A wave of criminal charges and police probes targeting critics of Malaysia’s embattled new government has … More
What the poor need are more sustainable avenues for steady income, paths to existing poverty via education and micro-loans, avenues for training or reskilling and aid to carry them through times such as the pandemic or financial downturns.
Malaysians need to fully embrace that poverty is our problem not just a problem for the poor and true progress can only be made when we all make poverty alleviation a collective goal.
The crisis presents us with an opportunity to do better, to move forward. There is much to learn and do to progress, including abandoning the very modes of thinking which have led to the mess we are in. Exorcising ghosts from the past will be imperative
Two years ago, President Donald Trump and North Korean (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore for the first North … More
NEW DELHI : Relations between India and Malaysia are back on the upswing after taking a hit under former premier … More
If Malaysia ends up a divided nation again, then every Malaysian, regardless of race or religion, will lose When unbridled … More
The National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) worth RM35 billion is expected to address the issues by rejuvenating the economic sectors that have been badly affected by the pandemic, especially small and medium enterprises.
The federal government is introducing an economic recovery plan dubbed Penjana that will put RM35 billion into the Malaysian economy via various initiatives and direct benefits. Of the sum announced, RM10 billion would be direct fiscal injections from the government. Thenew plan to restart the economy which called PENJANA
The Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 allows for warrantless arrests, 14-day detentions without charge and the creation of an Anti-Terror Council. The government insists the measures are aimed at combating terrorism but activists fear the vague definition of “terrorist act” used in the act means it could be used to clamp down on political opponents.
The length and depth of the current economic crisis will depend on solving the healthcare crisis with an exit strategy involving a combination of an effective, widely availablevaccine and therapeutic drugs. Meanwhile, governments around the world are trying to manage the delicate balance between controlling transmission and returning some people to economic activity.
The government has yet to announce if it will end or extend the CMCO. But “experts” are already lining up on both sides of the divide. It is a shouting match between the eager economists and the cautious epidemiologists. We rather be with the epidemiologists as there is more science there.
The Bank of Thailand said it’s concerned about a recent rapid appreciation in the currency and added it’s ready to take steps … More