Month: July 2012

Malaysia safest country in South-East Asia. Really?

The issue of crime, especially in the urban areas, has once again surfaced as a hot political issue. Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein was quoted as saying that the fear of crime is a result of ‘public perception’ while Pemandu chief executive officer

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Dissecting the ETP Annual Report (Part 5): The EPPs do not seem to be creating high-income jobs

Capital intensity is very low in the ETP so far. An increasing level of capital investment per employee (CIPE) is an essential part of economic development. Higher CIPE usually translates into higher salaries due to the higher skills and productivity associated

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Thugs at my doorstep

At approx 4.45pm [yesterday] (July 10), three thugs, in their early to late twenties, tried to break into my house in Petaling Jaya. Thankfully, they were unsuccessful. Thankfully, I am not hurt. I am immensely grateful at the outpouring of

MCA’s new dilemma – how to work as opposition

Even though MCA is part of the BN ruling coalition at the federal level, it has many characteristics of an opposition party. A dilemma is having to choose between two options which seem equally unfavourable or mutually exclusive. Politicians and

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Dissecting the ETP Annual Report (Part 4): 45pc of GNI and 20pc of jobs disappeared in ‘recalibration’

‘Massive revision’ better describes the loss of GNI (Gross National Income) and jobs. In the ETP Annual Report, PEMANDU glossed over the changes when it ‘recalibrated’ the investments, GNI contributions and job creation numbers of the various entry point projects

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