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Business 13 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

The reality of ruling from Putrajaya

The Alternative View by M. Shanmugam - AFTER 14 months at the helm, the reality of ruling by the rule of law is haunting the Pakatan Harapan government. From ensuring political stability to unravelling contracts awarded by the previous government, it is not so simple anymore.

Analyst Reports 07 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

Changing market dynamics threatening investment opportunities

MALAYSIA had its moment for the history books on May 9, 2018 when we saw the unprecedented black swan event after the coalition that makes up Pakatan Harapan swept to power.

Property 26 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Real estate market demand poser post-elections

AFTER months of speculation and uncertainty... the general election (GE) is finally over and the new Pakatan Harapan government has produced a manifesto containing a number of proposals relating to the local property market.

Business 09 Apr 2019 | 4:59 AM

Nearly a third of Pakatan Govt's economic promises achieved, says Ideas

KUALA LUMPUR: The Pakatan Harapan Government, which swept into power in May last year, has fulfilled nearly a third of its economic promises but more needs to be done, the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) says.

Economy 23 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia can meet fiscal deficit target even after GST is removed

PETALING JAYA: The audacious move by the Pakatan Harapan government to abolish the goods and services tax (GST) may not necessarily derail Malaysia from its fiscal deficit target, as feared by many economic pundits

Corporate News 30 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sabah highway next to get the chop?

PETALING JAYA: With the Pakatan Harapan government confirming it has dropped the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project, attention has now turned to which mega-infrastructure projects could be reviewed next.

Business 11 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

After the change: Business as usual?

Comment by Terence Gomez PAKATAN Harapan’s unexpected victory in Malaysia’s 14th General Elections (GE14) was one of monumental proportions as the ruling Barisan Nasional, under Umno’s control, had instituted a series of unscrupulous methods to retain power. Pakatan, led by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, had achieved a colossal feat, unseating a powerful Umno that had never lost power.

Business 11 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians forget easily

Critics are entitled to find fault with Pakatan Harapan for not fulfilling its promises. However, it has been a good year for the country as a whole, with the government taking criticism in its stride and continuing to uncover scams left by the previous regime.

Business 20 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

The ‘Tiger Woods’ act is not for Malaysia

A month before the one-year anniversary of Pakatan Harapan’s ruling the government, Malaysia has earned the accolades of being a “boring” and under-performing stock market. The ringgit, which is the thermometer to gauge the economy, has weakened after the initial euphoria of appreciating as high as RM4 against the US dollar.

Economy 27 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Expectations running high ahead of Budget 2019

Over the past few months, the Pakatan Harapan government has been making statements to manage the expectations of the electorate ahead of Budget 2019. Many statements have been made about the financial constraints and high debt inherited from the Barisan Nasional administration, and that the rakyat must be prepared for some “painful” changes ahead, including the likelihood of new taxes.