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Malaysia’s Average Annual Increase in Real Wages

The REAL salary growth in Malaysia has been negative for 10 years! hence allowing the decreasing purchasing power and capability of its citizen. According to the World Bank, for the past 10 years, the salary increase in MALAYSIA on average is only 2.6% behind the inflation rate of 2.8%. This is also behind the increase of productivity in MALAYSIA at …

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Malaysia’s spending on Healthcare and Number of Doctors

Malaysia’s spending on Healthcare as a percentage of GDP is ranked number 156 out of 187 countries in the world ! MALAYSIA’s number of Doctors for each 1 million population is at 700 persons. Do we need more doctors? A study by Starfield concludes that an increase of one primary care physician per 10,000 population resulted in a reduction of …

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Malaysia’s Spending on Education, Ranking and No of Researchers

The education budget education was slashed from RM50 billion to RM37 billion this year! To get an idea of how counter-intuitive this is for a developing Malaysia, even Vietnam, Timor Leste and Cuba spent more. Currently, about 80 per cent of the bottom 40 per cent income households are only SPM qualified and below, with almost only 5 per cent …

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Malaysian House Affordability

The estimates made from the HIS indicates that 75.9% Malaysians cannot afford houses above RM250,000. This is the case according to the property market report where 78-85% properties transacted is below RM250,000. How do we ensure the price of properties is stabilized and more affordable houses is offered to the public? RESIDENTIAL TRANSACTION by PRICE (2006-2010) 85% of residential sale …

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Malaysia’s Federal Government Finance (1985-2012), OPEX Component (1990-2012), REVENUE and Tax Structure (1990-2012)

Malaysia’s Federal Government Finance (1985-2012) and OPEX Component (1990-2012) Malaysian government budget is your money. Know your spending! More than RM135 Billion increase in Operating Expenditure (OPEX) from year 2000-2012. What happened? Observations; a) Increased in government revenue is unfortunately closely followed by OPEX b) Very Significant and consistent growth of deficit 1998-2012 c) Significant % increase in subsidies payout …

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Malaysia Income Inequality World Ranking and by Continents

The Gini coefficient measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution (for example levels of income). A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has an exactly equal income). A Gini coefficient of one (100 on the percentile scale) expresses maximal inequality among values (for example where only one …

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Bumiputera Professionals Breakdown 1970-2008

  Graph indicates the progress in numbers of Bumiputera professionals in respective fields from 1970 to 2008. Generally it reflects the racial composition of Malaysia except for CEOs, Accountants and Lawyers.

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Commercial Properties: A Tale of Three Races

 

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Adakah Sistem Fiskal Malaysia Resipi Kejayaan Petronas?

Daniel Johnston dalam bukunya International Petroleum Fiscal Systems and Production Sharing Contracts mendakwa Malaysia sebagai salah sebuah negara yang  mempunyai sistem fiskal yang paling ketat di Asia Tenggara. Hal ini merupakan hasil kaji selidik menyeluruhnya ke atas 148 buah negara-negara pengusaha minyak dan gas di dunia, dan sistem percukaian petroleum masing-masing. Apakah yang dimaksudkan dengan “sistem fiskal yang ketat?” Secara …

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Is Malaysia’s Rigid Fiscal Regime the Best Recipe for Petronas’ Success?

Daniel Johnston, in his book International Petroleum Fiscal Systems and Production Sharing Contracts dubbed Malaysia as having “one of the toughest fiscal systems in South East Asia” after an extensive research covering 148 oil and gas-producing nations and their respective petroleum taxation systems. In simpler language, he means that we have the toughest regulations to ensure we get the most …

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Adakah PETRONAS si Tanggang?

Oleh Anas Alam Faizli Pada awal bulan Jun baru-baru ini, PETRONAS secara tidak langsung telah menyatakan hasratnya di Persidangan Gas Se-Dunia bahawa perbadanan multinasional terbesar negara ini sudah tidak sanggup lagi untuk menjadi seperti kilang pencetak wang kerajaan Malaysia. PETRONAS mahu menghentikan pembayaran subsidi gas, malah sejak tahun lepas, PETRONAS mahu membayar dividen yang lebih rendah! Adakah PETRONAS seperti si …

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Is PETRONAS an Ungrateful Child of Malaysia?

In early June PETRONAS hinted publicly at the World Gas Conference that they are tired of being the Malaysian government’s cash cow. They said no to fuel subsidy and last year they said they wanted to pay less dividends! Is PETRONAS ungrateful?  The money belongs to the rakyat anyway and hence the government. While many have attempted to comment on …

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Malaysia’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Standing (1975-2010)

Malaysia’s Net FDI is highest in 1997 and is lowest in 2008. MALAYSIA’s the only country in the region with negative Net FDI since 2007. To attract FDI, factors of production need to be attractive – either cheap labours, cheap capital or expensive but highly skilled. We are neither cheap nor highly skilled as opposed to the likes of Vietnam …

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