Can we talk about the economy?

Looking ahead: In 1997, we spent on massive highway infrastructure and got ourselves out of the recession. Today, we need to spend in ways that will fundamentally change the majority of our society from backward and inward-looking to modern and progressive.

YES. Let’s not talk about sex, lies or videotapes. I am just not very interested in such things. Nor am I going to touch on the Bateq Orang asli issue as I am waiting for some news on it.

This week, my attention was drawn to these two clips of news – one of economist Dr Jomo Sund­ram warning Malaysians to brace for tough times and the other of Prof Dr Terence Gomez on the political economy of the various state and federal tied government-linked companies (GLCs).

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