Recent and archived articles by M Shanmugam
THE headline number of Khazanah Nasional Bhd losing RM6.3bil is eye-catching. However, a cause for deeper concern is the 21.6% drop in the value of its portfolio, which translates to some RM25bil.
TOLL rates cannot be abolished altogether. At best the rates can be reduced and highways offer certain periods of toll-free access to motorist. Doing away with tolls on highways cannot be done.
The provident fund would be challenged to declare steady dividends if it is restricted from putting more money overseas
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.
COMMENT by M. SHANMUGAM.
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.
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.
It’s that time of the year again when the much-awaited dividend rates of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be announced.
INCREASINGLY, it looks quite certain that the highly contentious East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project is set to resume.
M. Shanmugam - The alternative viewTHE 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.