WHO will make a better prime minister? Datuk Seri Najib Razak or Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim? Refsa compares both politicians.
MALAYSIA’s once rosy economic outlook isn’t looking as rose petal-fresh as it used to anymore. In 1992, Malaysia transitioned from a lower-middle to upper-middle income country, surpassing most of our regional neighbours. Rich in natural resources and attractive to global investors due to relatively low production costs, Malaysia prospered in the early 1990s. But other […]
From security guards’ wages to introducing the GST and new third-party insurance, the government seem unable to implement what it says it will when it says it will.
“[We] don’t want to appear as though we encourage gambling and gaming but it will arise, in any case. They (illegal bookies) will do it. So, the question is whether it’s a good idea to leave them on their own, unregulated, or if the government should try to regulate and do it in such a […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: A total of RM3.7 billion will be provided to increase the efficiency of the security force, including by providing modern and sophisticated equipment. Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said RM1 billion would be provided to further improve the services of the police next year to achieve […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in an effort to improve the people’s well-being, today announced the government’s proposal to increase personal income tax relief from RM8,000 to RM9,000. At the same time, the government was also proposing to restructure the national fuel subsidy system to be more equitable. In […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: The country’s economy is expected to expand between 2% and 3% next year with all sectors of the economy projected to record positive growth, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. Najib, who is also Finance Minister, said the mining sector was forecast to achieve a 1.1% growth, manufacturing […]
Updated 8.10pm on 23 Oct 2009 KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Oct 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today tabled Budget 2010, themed “1Malaysia, Together We Prosper”, which totalled RM191.5 billion. The budget, Najib’s first as Finance Minister, has a three-pronged strategy to drive the nation towards a high-income economy, and ensure holistic and sustainable […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 June 2009: The government will be tabling a set of far-reaching amendments to the Capital Market Services Act to further strengthen the Securities Commission (SC)’s enforcement powers in corporate governance transgression. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the amendments would empower the SC to take action against a director or officer […]
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 June 2009: A new investment institution, Ekuiti Nasional Bhd (Ekuinas), will be set up soon with an initial capital of RM500 million. The fund will focus on investing in high-growth potential sectors and bumiputera companies, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. “The government will provide the funds and appoint experts to […]