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sirgalahad2010
23-12-2005, 04:24 PM
See report in today's StarBiz .

Wow, some pretty spicy comparisons drawn between Msia and Spore by the panelists!

Can we expect a riposte from the nationalistic fringe or a studied silence from the folks in Putrajaya?

I suspect the word "competitiveness" is to these people akin to "re-colonisation" :rolleyes: So, how to catch up with Spore, let alone China and India? Methinks that Msia has got itself well and truly cooked!!!

Teeque
24-12-2005, 03:44 AM
Post the link dear sir?

VeeJay
24-12-2005, 09:32 AM
Post the link dear sir?

Here it is...
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2005/12/23/business/12922150&sec=business

isarahim
24-12-2005, 10:25 AM
It's a good discussion. I wholeheartedly agree with almost all the points.

They omit one major factor though; the Malaysian customs make life extremely difficult for foreign companies who wish to locate their headoffices and R&D activities here.

tupai
24-12-2005, 11:18 AM
cannot disagree with that...watch out for the second series.

Mark my word that someone in putrajaya (or was it belum jaya or tak jaya) or in parliament is going to brand these so-called experts 'traitors' and racists for bad mouthing our beloved country...and that if things were so bad, these experts should pack their bags and go elsewhere...preferably down south. :p

Yang amat berkecewa lato tupai P.I.S.S (mal), V.O.m.I.T.

p/s a regional GM friend whose company has more than rm16million assets & employs 35 locals got plenty problem getting his work permit & visa for his taiwanese wife...i told him to pray and better yet change god :o

sirgalahad2010
24-12-2005, 01:30 PM
Looks like Msia has to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the era of globalisation, borderless economies and the free flow of talent and capital. Its obvious that many decision-makers don't have a clue as to what our competitors are doing these days, or else, are wilfully ignoring the warning signs in favour of their own little "agendas".

Sigh....Nazir Razak, where are you when when we need you?