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Hoping to be rid of ‘kleptocracy’ label with NACP

PUTRAJAYA: With the launch of the National Anti-Corruption Plan (NACP) 2019-2023, Malaysia aims to shrug off its infamous tag of “klepto­cracy” and become a country known for integrity.

Small gain in Malaysia's Global Competitiveness ranking

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia moved up one notch to the 25th spot out of 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Global Competitiveness Report (GCR). Within Asia-Pacific, Malaysia was ranked eighth most competitive.

Malaysia's global competitiveness ranking up a notch


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has improved its ranking by one notch in terms of global competitiveness, according to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2018.

Moody's changes outlook on Pakistan's rating to negative from stable

SINGAPORE: Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook on Pakistan's rating to negative from stable and affirmed the B3 local and foreign currency long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt ratings.

Moody's expects Pakistan's external account to remain under significant pressure.

PM: We’ll raise minimum wage

KUALA LUMPUR: The minimum wage will be raised, along with payment for retrenched workers, if the Barisan Nasional government retains power in the general election.

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Malaysia needs structural reforms says global investor

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang-born Datuk Seri Cheah Cheng Hye (pic) who left Malaysia decades ago counts the middle-income trap, brain drain and high public service spending as current risks to the country.

Cheah(pic) thinks the local stock market could go up by between 5% to 10% this year while the ringgit, which has mostly been on an uptrend in recent times, is “still down quite a lot”, against the US dollar.

Umno AGM: Najib delivers opening speech

KUALA LUMPUR: The following is the English translation of the speech by Umno President Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak entitled "Umno: Implementer of Wisdom of the Elders, True Hope for the Well-being of the Nation", made at the opening of the Umno General Assembly 2017 at the Putra World Trade Centre here on Thursday (Dec 7).

Malaysia ranked 15th most efficient in government spending

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has been ranked second out of nine Asean countries for its efficiency in government spending, according to data from the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018.

Malaysia moves up two spots in WEF's Global Competitiveness ranking

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has moved up two spots in terms of global competitiveness.

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Diary Malaysia Sept 26

KUALA LUMPUR: ALL TIMES ARE PROVISIONAL AND IN LOCAL TIME FOLLOWED BY GMT IN BRACKETS

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak(pic) attends launching and ground-breaking ceremony of Phase 1 Integrated Development Project for proposed Diplomatic Enclave and Integrated Mixed Development Project at 1715 (0915 GMT)