Economics & Finance

Kenyataan Media: Tuduhan Sanusi Tidak Berasas

Kenyataan bekas Menteri Kabinet, Tan Sri Sanusi Junid bahawa Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim menggagalkan agenda Melayu ketika memegang jawatan Menteri Kewangan adalah tidak berasas sama sekali. Menurut Sanusi ketika sebuah forum ekonomi Melayu semalam, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad dan Tun Daim Zainuddin cuba ‘meniru’ dasar anti-Yahudi Jerman dahulu dengan tidak memberikan lesen perbankan kepada masyarakat [...]

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Kenyataan Media: Pembelian IPP oleh kerajaan pada harga tinggi timbulkan banyak persoalan

Keputusan kerajaan untuk membeli penjana kuasa bebas (IPP) tertentu menerusi 1MDB pada harga yang tinggi menimbulkan banyak persoalan. 1MDB telah membeli Tanjong Energy Holdings Sdn Bhd daripada Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan pada Mac dan Mastika Lagenda Sdn Bhd daripada Genting Bhd pada Ogos. Mastika Lagenda memilikki 75 peratus saham Genting Sanyen. Kos pembelian saham Tanjong [...]

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Media Statement: High prices for government IPP deals raises many questions

The decision by the government to acquire certain Independent Power Producers (IPPs) at high prices via 1MDB raises many questions. 1MDB has acquired Tanjong Energy Holdings Sdn Bhd from Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan in March and Mastika Lagenda Sdn Bhd from Genting Bhd in August. Mastika Lagenda in turn owns 75 percent of Genting Sanyen. [...]

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Kenyataan Media: KEADILAN mengalu-alukan sokongan MAA terhadap kempen Turunkan Harga Kereta

Kami mengalu-alukan kenyataan Datuk Aishah Ahmad, Presiden Persatuan Automatif Malaysia (MAA) yang menyokong tuntutan penurunan harga kereta kami melalui kempen Turunkan Harga Kereta. Kenyataan MAA bahawa harga kereta sepatutnya diturunkan secara berperingkat-peringkat sebenarnya seiring dengan kenyataan Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim mengenai perkara ini. Anwar telah menegaskan bahawa penurunan ini akan dibuat secara berperingkat-peringkat selama lima [...]

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Media Statement: KEADILAN welcomes MAA support for reduction of car prices

We welcome the statement by Datuk Aishah Ahmad, the President of the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) that supported our call for a reduction in car prices through the Turunkan Harga Kereta campaign. MAA’s statement that prices should be reduced gradually is a vindication of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s statement on the matter. Anwar has stated [...]

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Video: KEADILAN takes Turunkan Harga Kempen to the Toll

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My Moving Forward column in the Edge: The Plight of the Bumiputera Contractor

I first heard the word “contractor” as a schoolboy, during the 1990s when Malaysia was still considered an “economic miracle” and an “Asian Tiger”. I vaguely understood that they were mostly involved in the construction business and that a lot of people were involved in this industry as it made a lot of money. My [...]

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Penghijrahan Rakyat Malaysia Perlukan Reformasi Jangka Masa Panjang

Laporan Ekonomi Bank Dunia tentang penghijrahan keluar rakyat Malaysia (Brain Drain) telah menarik ulasan meluas di media. Ini bukanlah sesuatu yang mengejutkan memandangkan semua pihak sewajarnya prihatin tentang masalah serius ini. Bank Dunia menganggarkan bilangan rakyat Malaysia yang berada di luar negara kira-kira satu juta orang – dan itu satu anggaran yang konservatif. Biar apa [...]

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Media Statement: Quick Wins not Enough to Fight Brain-Drain

The World Bank Economic Monitor Report on “Brain Drain” has attracted extensive commentary in the media. This is unsurprising as everyone should be concerned at the gravity of the situation. The World Bank estimates the Malaysian “diaspora” to be about one million-strong—and that’s a conservative estimate. Whatever the exact figure, the numbers are worrying when [...]

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Selamat Menyambut Hari Pekerja

Saya ingin mengucapkan Selamat Hari Pekerja kepada semua pekerja-pekerja di Malaysia. Sumbangan para pekerja kepada pembangunan ekonomi negara sememangnya tidak ternilai. Namun hari ini pekerja menghadapi cabaran dari segi kadar upah yang rendah, hak yang disekat di tempat kerja serta hilangnya jaminan pekerjaan seperti dahulu. Pakatan Rakyat melakarkan dasar yang menjaga kepentingan rakyat khususnya golongan [...]

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