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Business 04 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Why there is a need for a minimum wage policy

ALL these years people have talked about how Malaysia’s poverty line income (PLI) is way too low and that we have been understating the amount of poverty in the country. Some even go as far as to say that the amount of poor in Malaysia could well be increasing. But when we set a minimum wage based on reference to the PLI for households in Malaysia, there was a lot of outrage over this. “How are we to be able to make ends meet and show a profit” the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ask.

Business 04 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Why and how to complain

I AM not the type who usually kicks up a fuss about, say, service at a restaurant. It has to be pretty bad before I show my displeasure.

Transformation Unplugged 19 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Generating income is vital for redressing social inequity

WHAT gives me a major attack of the blues is the oft-repeated charge that transformation occurs only in the already developed areas, citing for instance the urban transport plan for Kuala Lumpur.

Transformation Unplugged 22 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

It is time for M'sia to fish in global waters

I LOVE to fish – you could say I am mad about fishing. I forget everything, I am relaxed, I am focused on what I am doing and the time just flies. And when I get a catch on the line – thats something else altogether. You have to try it for yourself.

Transformation Unplugged 24 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Firing up oil and gas

COMING from Sarawak and as a former Shell employee, I know very well how important the oil and gas (OG) industry is not just to Sarawak but the whole of Malaysia. But we have to move beyond being largely upstream producers to increase value at every link in the entire chain.

Transformation Unplugged 10 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

The next stage of progress in M'sia

KEY new features have been introduced to take us into the next stage of transformation while consolidating achievements made

Transformation Unplugged 27 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

It helps to stop and think about our purpose - the reason for our being

SOMETIMES it helps to stop and think about our purpose - the reason for our being. That helps us to focus on what we should be achieving – our doing.

Transformation Unplugged 30 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Refocusing Govt’s role in business

ONE of the complaints that we regularly get about our economic transformation is that the Government is too heavily involved in business; it has too many Government-linked companies (GLCs) and that these companies are being given preference over others.

Transformation Unplugged 16 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

An efficient MRT system is vital to make KL a great city

THAT the Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley area needs great improvement in public transport is undeniable for upwards of five to six million people who live and work in this area, with many of them having to commute long distances to get to work.

Transformation Unplugged 02 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

It is not a fight but a war against corruption

WHEN we talk about corruption, we are not talking about a fight against corruption or a battle against corruption. We are talking about a war against corruption fought on a broad front with many battles, some lost and some won, over a period of years before eventual victory.