M Shanmugam

Recent and archived articles by M Shanmugam

9 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

The truth about false CVs

THE truth about questionable CVs is that they cannot get past scrutiny in the age of the Internet. It is extremely tough to misrepresent, especially if the CV includes a degree from a prestigious university such as Cambridge.

3 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

An effective economic panel will be of help


2 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

The Jho Low factor in the ECRL talks

IRONICALLY, the decision to place the “on-off-on and now uncertain” East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project in the hands of the governments of Malaysia and China comes just ahead of the start of the trial of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

26 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Recession? No, not this year

THE influential International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted slower global growth this year on the back of financial volatility and the trade war between the United States and China.

19 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Lower returns by EPF in 2018 likely

It’s that time of the year again when the much-awaited dividend rates of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be announced.

12 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Local contractors should take the lead in ECRL 2.0

INCREASINGLY, it looks quite certain that the highly contentious East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is set to resume.

CCCC’s role: A view of the second Penang Bridge. If financing from China is reduced, then CCCC’s role in the ECRL can be cut down. It has happened before in the second Penang Bridge project.
5 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Political patronage debate is reason why reforms are needed

M. Shanmugam - The alternative view
THE intense debate on giving government contracts to political leaders in return for support is healthy. It is a sign that there are leaders within the government who are determined to see that the political patronage system that was pervasive in the old Barisan Nasional administration is dismantled.

High-level support: Syed Saddiq got the backing of the party’s top leadership after he slammed some party leaders asking for contracts to be given to Bersatu division heads.
29 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

A deposit that is legally right but morally wrong

IF some people have ever thought that the person with the RM190mil deposit in Tabung Haji had earned the money through illegal means, they are wrong.

28 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

GLCs’ debt levels up

PETALING JAYA: Debt levels of listed companies owned by Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) and Khazanah Nasional Bhd generally went up this year compared with last year.

22 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Genting’s cruise business in transition

Genting HK expected to continue incurring losses as it repositions itself with new ships.

Cruise business: A Genting Dream Cruises ship operated by Genting Hong Kong sits berthed at the Marina Bay Cruise Center in Singapore. Genting Hong Kong is due to take delivery of another two Dream Cruises ships in 2020 and 2021, respectively, and both are being built in its shipyard in Germany. — Bloomberg