One of the factors contributing to the persistent fiscal deficit in Malaysia has been the deliberate and gradual reduction of income tax rates over the years. From a fairly progressive tax system, Malaysia has moved towards a regressive tax system....
Some 600000 Malaysians may be living and working in Singapore, which has a population of just over 5 million. According to the World Bank, more than one million Malaysians live abroad, the result of race-based economic policies that...
A report in the South China Morning Post has highlighted a new wave of Chinese nationals moving to Malaysia. The report "Why are Chinese nationals moving to Malaysia?" mentioned two main categories: MM2H - From 2002 to 2016, a quarter...
The pro-Umno Red Shirts should think twice if they plan to create a ruckus in Kuala Lumpur on 19 November. China, which has just entered into a slew of investment agreements with Malaysia, will no doubt be watching events...
Let's look at some of the key points that surfaced: Malaysia committed to buy 33 Boeing planes and probably 25 more in a US$10-20bn deal over the next five years. Malaysian government to try and persuade Air Asia to...
More than 5000 people were massacred in Penang under "a purge through cleansing" by Japanese forces during World War II and their bodies buried in mass graves including the site of the Rifle Range flats, Bukit Dumbar, Batu...
More questions have been raised on the reported surrender of Blocks L and M to Brunei during the Abdullah Badawi administration. Source: rigzone.com Blocks L and M, not far from the Sabah coast, are reportedly referred to in Brunei as Blocks...
A few Malaysian individuals and entities have appeared on the US State Department's list of sanctioned entities and individuals believed to "engage in proliferation activities". You can check out the list here. Some of them date several years ago, and...
It is laughable what some desperate agents resort to when confronted with a real estate bubble. But the gimmick reveals what players in the industry are adept at doing: creating an illusion or 'image', a sense of exclusivity to...
Hangzhou's new 48km Metro rail line costs RM11bn. How much is the 51km Sungai Buloh-Kajang MRT going to cost? RM50bn? What's more, the Hangzhou line has to use complex technology as it runs underneath the West lake, Qiantang...

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