This time in an interview with Bloomberg, reported in the Spore Business Times today under the heading "Dr M sharpens knives for Abdullah yet again".
Specific points raised by TDM:
>> accusing Pak Lah of jeopardising economic growth
>> warning that public confidence in his administration is waning
>> doubts whether Vision 2020 will be achieved
>> not enough spending on technology-related economic activities
>> the MSC has been neglected
>> Proton will collapse unless it finds an international partner
>> the free trade agreement between Japan & Msia is not in Msia's best interests
It was noted in the Biz Times report that the annual meeting of the MSC's International Advisory Panel this year "seems to have been quietly scrapped." If this is true, it will be a major setback for the MSC.
As I have posted previously, international IT companies can find better places to set up operations and invest in than in the MSC. It's not a case of "build it and they will come". Even Spore had to spend big bucks and knock on doors to lure international talent to its multibillion dollar "Biopolis".