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9MP: Reactions

Reactions to the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) from various sectors.


Stemming the tide and keeping our talent

Every now and then, we hear of friends and relatives leaving for greener pastures abroad. While we are happy that they are moving on, their leaving also leaves a lump in our throats. Last month, the issue of our people leaving was brought up again when about 300,000 left, double that of the previous year. Do we, as a nation, have the will power to stem the outflow of skills and talent, the building blocks of our country?


The kiss of debt

Lin See-Yan touches on how ballooning fiscal deficits and rising public debt are raising investor anxiety about sovereign risk in many advanced economies.


The scramble for skills

There's a concerted effort to woo and retain talent in Malaysia. Talent Corp Bhd has been set up with this mandate. Its CEO Johan Mahmood Merican talks about the mammoth task ahead.


Malaysia still needs a 5-year plan – at least – to outline its fiscal policy direction

THE Budget 2012 is wide-ranging in terms of the sectors and components it touches on, and it is basically seen as a people-friendly budget.


Emerging Asia at risk

Region better off to ride through tapering of QE.


Zeti shares her views

Governor gives her frank opinions on the central bank, her successor and the challenges the country faces


Kwakwa: Asean needs to reinforce commitment towards common goal

KUALA LUMPUR: One key lesson about economic intergration that Asean can take away from the European Union is perseverance.


Full integration is key to success, Asean told

KUALA LUMPUR: One key lesson about economic integration that Asean can take away from the European Union is perseverance.


Two sessions – pursuit of the China dream of socialism

THE “Two Sessions” of China’s National People’s Congress gathering last month marked the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up which led to its transformation, furthering the China Dream of socialism with Chinese characteristics.