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#Abidinideas 04 Dec 2020 | 7:00 AM

Let’s get more transparent

Although Malaysia has improved its Budget transparency score, much still needs to improve.

Nation 24 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Transparency needed in refunding overpaid tax

PETALING JAYA: While business groups and experts welcome the government’s announcement of unreturned tax amounts, they feel the taxmen should increase efficiency and transparency in refunding taxpayers.

Thinking Liberally 05 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Taxes must not be too taxing

Raising rates continuously can have a backlash, with people looking for ways to avoid paying.

Business 27 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

Banker suggests mid-year review

PETALING JAYA: A prominent banker suggested that the Government should review its budget at mid-point to further improve the degree of transparency and that it should be more prudent in its spending.

Nation 10 Sep 2015 | 6:12 PM

Malaysia improved in its budget oversight by A-G, says survey

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has improved its budget oversight by the Auditor-General and budget transparency ratings but did badly in the budget oversight by legislature and public participation in the Global Open Budget Survey.

Nation 19 Jan 2014 | 1:23 PM

Malaysian Gnanathurai Nagarajah among 21 killed in Kabul

PETALING JAYA: An international economic advisory body confirmed Malaysian national Dr. V. Gnanathurai Nagarajah, 70, was one of its two advisers who were among the 21 people killed in Friday’s suicide assault at a popular restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan.

World 17 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

World Bank says it will support reforms in Myanmar

WASHINGTON (AP): The World Bank said Thursday it is re-engaging with Myanmar to support reforms and is sending experts to analyze the country's economic infrastructure and banking and finance sector.

World 25 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar shows little sign of economic miracle despite reforms

YANGON (Reuters) - Business is booming at the Golden Sea employment agency in downtown Yangon, but that doesn't mean Myanmar's long-stagnant economy is improving. Quite the opposite.

World 21 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

Erratic Indonesian parliament stirs anger, mockery

JAKARTA (Reuters) - For anyone interested in the state of democracy in Indonesia, a look at recent headlines is instructive: a lawmaker caught watching porn in parliament, 15 politicians indicted for graft and parties more interested in overseas jaunts than passing laws.

Nation 13 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia's budget transparency: ‘Surprised and embarrassed'

Malaysia scored a dismal 35 out of 100 points in the Open Budget Index (OBI) 2008 and is ranked 53rd out of 85 countries, prompting Centre for Public Policy Studies chairman Tan Sri Dr Ramon Navaratnam to declare he was 'surpised and embarrassed.'