Mahathir introduced the term – Malaysia Boleh (or Malaysia Can) long before Obama introduced Yes, We Can!

Only that in the Malaysian case, Malaysia Boleh has come to capture the sheer stupidity or failures of the Barisan Nasional administration.

Not surprising that Malaysia is in the limelight again.

Not surprising that it is in the limelight again for the wrong reasons.

In a Transparency International survey of 3,000 businesses people in 30 countries, 50 per cent of business people surveyed in Malaysia, believed that they lost a contract because of bribery.

This was the highest recorded among the 30 country surveyed.

Malaysia beat other strong contenders such as Mexico (48 per cent), Indonesia (47 per cent) and Pakistan (42 per cent). Even Nigeria recorded a respectable 24 per cent.

Malaysia’s Siamese twin, Singapore, recorded 9 per cent.

Any reason to believe Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak’s proclamation that he has or had a zero tolerance for corruption?

[This post provides a comparison between the performance of Malaysia and Singapore in Transparency International’s Perceptions of Corruption Index.]