Never mind the United States and Singapore. Look at how the ringgit is faring against the baht in post-coup Thailand. We are even slipping against the Indonesian Rupiah of late. Where are we heading?
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....
The scheduled teleconference with Sirul in Australia over an internet radio station has failed to materialise. The link-up with Mahfuz Omar at the Pas Media Centre in Jalan Raja Laut, KL was due to start at 11.33am over Hijau.FM....
The TPP is "the largest—and worst—trade deal you’ve never heard of," says a campaign on moveon.org. In other words, "Nafta on steroids". You may not have heard of it because the negotiations are all being done in secret. Perhaps...
By now, 1MDB has supposedly "redeemed" US$2.3bn from a fund registered in the Cayman Islands. Of this amount, the firm says US$1.2bn (60 per cent) had been "redeemed" earlier, as reflected in its 31 March 2014 accounts. On 13...
It is not just in Malaysia that people are concerned about 1MDB. Apparently, certain parties in the Middle-East are getting a bit jittery. This was the lead in the Business section of the Gulf Times on 15 January 2015. ...
Police have said they believe human trafficking syndicates are behind the series of murders in mainland Penang. This was what I was alluding to in my blog post in August 2014: Bukit Mertajam in the spotlight - for the wrong...
Why would a judicial police commissioner allegedly commit suicide while wrapping up a report on investigations into one of the biggest criminal acts in France in recent times? Helric Fredou, a 45-year-old French police commissioner, reportedly shot and killed himself...
While the floods in the East Coast have claimed lives, more bodies have been found in Penang, this time in Machang Bubok and Bayan Lepas. Steven Sim raises some pertinent questions: Krisis pembunuhan warga migran di Pulau Pinang masih belum...
Even as Asean goes about forming the Asean Community in 2015, a major regional controversy is brewing in the Mekong Delta, where a Malaysian firm Mega First Corporation Bhd plans to build a 256MW dam. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m25!1m8!1m3!1d7806242.792431344!2d105.313198!3d17.187618!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m14!1i0!3e6!4m5!1s0x3128a6c7420d0173%3A0x7a3a73a18748e18a!2sXayaburi+Dam!3m2!1d19.254016999999997!2d101.813667!4m5!1s0x31130ff0c26e905d%3A0x60650fedcf8f235a!2sDon+Sahong+Dam!3m2!1d13.943852999999999!2d105.956283!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1418460504950&w=600&h=450] The Don Sahong...

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