The riots in the UK have prompted many to look closer at what is happening over there. Yang penting ialah untuk memahami latar belakang socio-ekonomi di negara tersebut. Terdapat jurang pendapatan yang luas di antara golongan kaya dengan kaum...
Blog reader KJ shares his thoughts with us: Re liberalisation/de-regulation: I think the general literature is pretty clear on this that over the past quarter century or more liberalisation has meant de-regulation. It was said that over-regulation was the problem,...
The IMF's call for Malaysia to expedite a goods and services tax (GST) and slash subsidies is part of its larger - and now widely discredited - neo-liberal agenda. The IMF itself is struggling for relevance now as many...
There is increasing speculation that President Barack Obama who is visiting Malaysia this weekend is on a charm offensive (or will there be some arm-twisting?) to seal the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. If he succeeds, the TPPA will open the...
When I attended the Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Singapore, one thing I quickly realised was how even language - the common everyday words we are familiar...
A friend of mine in the UK just sent me this message: I particularly take the point about the growing effectiveness of blogging and the ways in which Youtube and other such sites are serving to spread the truth...
This is the online petition to Najib from the 'Gabungan Bantah Cukai GST Malaysia'. You can sign the form here. Petisyen membantah 6 peratus Cukai Barangan dan Perkhidmatan Saya sebagai rakyat Malaysia dengan kebebasan bersuara seperti yang dijamin...
Who cares what Fitch thinks? Why have the media been giving so much publicity to rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Group (the so-called Big Three)? On 20 January 2015, Fitch rating agency said it...
The BN-led government’s razor-thin 52-51 winning margin in a vote called by the opposition to protest at the rising cost of petrol of goods has sent a ripple of excitement down the nation. The vote strikes at the...
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...

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