Malaysia

Malaysia struggles to escape the middle-income trap

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Malaysia’s economic reforms are under question, writes GREG LOPEZ. The term ’middle-income trap’ possibly first entered Malaysia’s official policy lexicon when Premier Najib Razak (pictured below) referred to it as Malaysia’s greatest development challenge. He noted: We have become a successful middle-income economy. But we cannot and will not be caught in the middle income […]

Malaysia

Missing aircraft flies into the turbulence of Malaysian politics

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The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, writes AMRITA MALHI,  has become enmired in Malaysian politics. On Saturday 8 March, Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared. The same weekend that the aircraft was reported missing, MP and opposition leader for the People’s Alliance coalition, Anwar Ibrahim, was sentenced to a second prison term for sodomy by […]