It looks like the FTA negotiations between the United States and Malaysia - now in a crucial phase - are not going to be easy to conclude. For one thing, there is the whole issue of government procurement and...
Apart from worrying about the effects of cuts in subsidies, the lower-income group and even the middle-class are feeling the effects of a sharp rise in fruit and vegetable prices, especially over the last quarter. While Najib waxes eloquent about...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaA-w5FdZoI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqGMSoUNxlQ&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] President Obama has lashed out at Wall Street for taking huge bonuses totalling over US$18 billion last year while their firms were being bailed out by taxpayers. That is the height of irresponsibility. It is shameful, and part...
Anwar needs to clarify a Wall Street Journal report that says he wants to "accelerate privatizations" if elected. What exactly does he want to privatise? Excepts from the Wall Street Journal report: If elected, Mr. Anwar said he will accelerate...
Pardon me for ignoring the Cabinet reshuffle. It's just a few new ambitious faces replacing a few tired personalities. Some minor hoo-ha over Mukhriz edging past Khairy into the Cabinet. There's even a Green Technology Minister - and perhaps...
The new US ambassador to Malaysia, James Keith is urging both Malaysia and the United States to conclude a Free Trade Agreement after an earlier deadline in June was missed. Of course, the US stands to benefit far more in...
The revolt in the Arab world is not just about getting rid of authoritarian leaders and dictators. It is also about ending economic injustice and exploitation. http://www.youtube.com/v/IL-n_mpG_Ys The media would have us believe that the popular discontent is solely due to...
So I gather some see this by-election as a proxy battle between Najib and Anwar. Others see it as a mini-referendum on the Barisan Nasional's performance. Then again, there are many who are totally put off by the way...
While attending the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Singapore, I soon realised that a slick makeover job, a real PR job, was underway. In recent years, these two...
They got it wrong: the regulators who thought the liberalised financial sector would work just fine by itself, and stock market pundits and the financial media who were giving the public a false sense of security ahead of the crash. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5lZPWNFizQ&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] "I...

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