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NEAC letter highlights The Economist’s errors

The Government has made a point-by-point rebuttal to I>The Economist/I>, defending the political stability in the country over the 31 years the Barisan Nasional had been in power.

Pak Lah: Intensify eradication of porn VCDs

BOTH I>Berita Harian/Iand I>Utusan Malaysia/Ifront-paged the directive by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to the police and the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to intensify the eradication of pornographic VCDs.

Mustapa: PAS has failed to develop state's potential

The PAS Kelantan government has failed to implement the national agricultural policy since it took over the state 13 years ago, said National Economic Action Council (NEAC) executive director Datuk Mustapa Mohamad.

Palm oil centre in advance stage

THE proposed Business and Econo-mic Intelligence Centre (BEIC) for the palm oil industry is already at an advanced stage of establishment, according to Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) chairman Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

Scomi sees revenue boost from foreign oil and gas services

SOON-TO-BE-LISTED Scomi Group Bhd expects its overseas oil and gas services business to contribute at least 40% to its income in the next three to five years, according to its president and chief executive officer Shah Hakim Zain.

NEAC confident Malaysia can meet projected growth rate

THE National Economic Action Council (NEAC) remains confident that Malaysia will achieve the projected 4.5% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) this year even though a number of research bodies have scaled down their projections to below the government#039;s revised forecast.

Don: Economy now stronger to withstand crisis

THE Malaysian economy is now in a much stronger position to withstand challenges compared to the time of the Asian financial crisis in 1997/1998, according to academician and National Economic Action Council (NEAC) head of the special consultancy team on globalisation, Professor Dr Mahani Zainal Abidin.

Professor who is an optimist

PROFESSOR Mahani Zainal Abidin is an optimist. Whenever she faces any problems, she bounces back with the philosophy that tomorrow is another day and there is hope that one's fortune may change.

We need 200,000 engineers, says NEAC adviser

Malaysia needs more than 200,000 engineers by 2010 to develop the country in various engineering fields. However, at the start of the new millennium there were only about 64,000 engineers, said National Economic Action Council special adviser Datuk Rahmah Abu Kassim.

SARS and war add salt to injury

AS if coping with the uncertainties of war isn#039;t enough, economies in the region now have to cope with yet another crisis. The deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is taking its toll on Asia at a time when many of these economies are already vulnerable due to a weak external sector.

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