M Shanmugam

Recent and archived articles by M Shanmugam

21 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hidden costs much higher than actual project cost

CONSIDERING the fact that the real cost of the two rail projects that are being implemented has ballooned, it should not surprise anybody if the cost of completing the prestigious high-speed rail (HSR) project running between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is more than RM100bil.

Blame game: It is hard to fathom that Prasarana would dare upscale the design of the LRT3 significantly without the tacit approval of the key officials from the previous government.
14 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Not a Renong 2.0, please

Khazanah should not be forced to dispose of assets to individuals

4 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

ECRL project – ball at CCCC’s court

PETALING JAYA: The government has sent a strong signal to China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) on the need to bring down the cost of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) drastically if it wants to continue with the project.

30 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

It’s the unknown that the new Malaysia should fear

THE fact that foreigners have taken money out of Bursa Malaysia for 37 days straight is not something that should startle long-term investors. After all, this is hot money and it goes where valuations are cheap.

Hot money: Long-term investors should not be startled by the fact that foreigners have taken money out of Bursa Malaysia for 37 days straight. — Bernama
27 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Malaysian debt risk on uptrend

Cost of insuring debt papers rising due to external as well as internal factors

23 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

No room for shadow play in the clean-up of GLCs

THERE are government-linked companies (GLCs) and Ministry of Finance (MoF) owned companies that need to be cleaned up. But in the process, those executives who are performing should not be shown the door.

21 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Funds outflow likely to slow down

Situation to get better when new Pakatan govt announces economic policies

MIDF analyst Adam Rahim expected the situation to be better for Malaysia when the new government announces its economic policies and firms up the list of Cabinet ministers.  He said Malaysia has seen the least amount of outflows from the equities market from January this year until June 15 compared with other markets in the region.
20 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Billionaire Ananda mulls Maxis-Astro tie-up

Low-profile tycoon may merge the two companies amid increasing competition in the technology and media landscape

Thinking ahead: Ananda is known to embark on corporate exercises that takes the market by surprise
1 Jan 0001 | 12:00 AM

13 Jun 2018 | 12:32 AM

At least RM15bil to be shaved from ECRL

PETALING JAYA: At least RM15bil will be shaved off from the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project from its projected cost of RM55bil for the railway track stretching from Port Klang to Pengkalan Kubor in Kelantan.