Economy

New regimes, old policies and a bumiputera reboot

Will current levels of caution on Bumiputera policies persist, or will the new government seize the opportunity to reform? Will it remain fearful of being accused of sidelining Malays, or will it make Malays more capable and competitive?

Perpetual policy and its limited future as reforms stall

Reforming Bumiputera policy is a colossal project both rival coalitions are reluctant to tackle. Yet the political consensus, while striving to transcend ethnic policies in rhetoric, misconstrues and ignores the embedded preferential regime.

Dinner with Wing Thye Woo

Fancy a dinner with a top economist to discuss Malaysia?

The TPP: Najib Razak’s Gordian Knot

The TPP is diametrically opposed to the government's economic philosophy. What are Premier Najib Razak's options?

The government still thinks it knows best

Can the Malaysian government implement the much needed economic reforms?

Malaysia – a multigear, multiengine economy

The answer to how Malaysia is doing depends on who is being asked, and when.