Month: February 2012

ETP: Part 5 — The ETP so far is just a handful of mega-projects

ETP: Part 5 — The ETP so far is just a handful of mega-projects Dr. Ong Kian Ming & Teh Chi-Chang Just two mega-projects and oil, gas and energy, really. Behind the apparently impressive RM176 billion of investments achieved in

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The Great Debate’s political impact – one week later

One week after the debate between MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek and DAP secretary-general and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, after the passions have cooled down and the arguments digested, what is the likely political impact, if any,

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ETP: Part 4 – Private enterprises are rejecting the ETP

ETP: Part 4 – Private enterprises are rejecting the ETP Dr. Ong Kian Ming & Teh Chi-Chang The very basis of the ETP is in jeopardy. A key foundation of the ETP is that the private sector is to lead

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ETP: Part 3 (iii) — Two dud projects

Doubtful EPPs; doubtful achievements and due diligence Some PEMANDU “achievements” are doubtful. The Karambunai Integrated Resort and Tanjong Agas Oil and Gas Park do not appear viable and their private sector developers are financially weak. These two EPPs alone account for

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ETP Part 3 (ii) — The hothouse labs probably killed innovation

The ETP resulted from 12 “labs”. Each lab comprised 30-50 experts who had eight weeks to research best practices and innovations, distil them in intense brainstorming sessions and support them with detailed analysis. The result was 131 Entry-Point Projects (EPPs) across

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