Learning Japanese from the Americans

The "shale-oil" revolution has shaken the world of energy to its core. Before this, the Petroleum Industry was dominated by National Oil companies like Saudi...

Riskiness of the East Coast Rail Link

During last week's Budget announcement, the Prime Minister announced yet another multi billion ringgit mega-project,  this one involving the construction of a High Speed...

Defund the JPM

  It is this time of the year again. No, it is not another public holiday or the date for some demonstration, or counter demonstration. It is...

The Rise of the Red Shirts

  A common misconception people have about Malaysia is the implication a multi-racial society has on its identity. Though the country has a variety of food, festivals...

Ringgit’s delinking with Oil

The Ringgit today briefly touched a level not seen for some time when it was briefly quoted at RM 4.200 to the US Dollar....

Race to the bottom and avoiding political suicide

Malaysiakini columnist, Ms Mariam Mokhtar, did not mince her words when she argued that current Government policy is pushing the Malays to attain “rock...

Red Shirts and Deutsche Bank

  On the surface, the “Red Shirt”, a movement of ultra-nationalistic Malays led by Datuk Seri Jamal Md Yunus, has virtually nothing to do with...

Corruption and Getting Caught

Yet another day, yet another story of civil servants being caught by the MACC for corruption. But the good news is that the MACC recognises...

Petronas gassy missteps means it is time to engage with social...

In recent years, Petronas made several multibillion dollar gas investments, which currently are underwater. This included the purchase of the equity in Pacific Northwest LNG...

Shrinking Current Account Balance should be cause for concern

Shrinking Current Account Balance vs. USD Ringgit Exchange Rate The above chart should give many policy makers in Malaysia a cause for concern. It shows the...