I think 7 is enough :)
....and they say "Tidak Apa" to everything that happens in their lives. Little do they know, when they sit and reflect, they'll realise that so much has been wasted. And soon they will regret not acting upon it and say ".. I should have thought about it when I was with my mates having a sip of that strong black kopi Hang Tuah..."
We need to address social and economic disparities. Malaysia has always ensured that its policies are formulated to address such disparities. Even when Government's intervention is minimal, the Government must ensure that the market does not produce such disparities. This is congruent with an old quotation by an ancient Oriental philosopher that says, "Governments do nothing but leave nothing undone." - Tan Sri Dato' Seri Utama Nor Mohamed Yakcop
Malaysia needs to restructure its Constitution, political structure, economic policies, social structure and Government enforcement based on merit, transparency as well as inclusiveness that can achieve a well balanced society and wealth distribution. For this, perhaps it is wise to have a 2nd National Consultative Council (NCC) as how Tun Razak had once done in 1969 - Dato' Sri Nazir Tun Abdul Razak
It is quite amusing that Malaysians themselves are very negative of their own economy when foreign rating agencies like Standard and Poor's and Fitch Ratings are very optimistic. This shows that the agencies are objective in their assessment of the fundamentals of economics rather than be biased by political propaganda.
Malaysia is exposed to contingent risks associated with guarantees on debts and letters of support particularly the ones related to 1MDB for a total amount of RM11.4 billion. However, given the strong asset backing of RM52 billion covering power and realty assets, over the RM42 billion debts on the balance sheet of 1MDB, such contingent risk is remote from being materialised.
With all the information reported by the Edge digital, I guess the big "hoohaa" about 1MDB buying worthless power assets (because PPA expiring soon) is an episode of Benny Hills Show (or, if Malaysians are not familiar with the British comedy, let us use Jangan Ketawa or Scenario)
The non-Malays were allowed to have their share of the prosperity of the country as citizens and they continue to do so as provided under the Federal Constitution. Our Federal Constitution provides for both Malays and non-Malays.
"Factors such as psychological liberation, democratic maturity and scientific progression are some of the key elements for societal development if we are to achieve Vision 2020" - Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar
I must declare that he (AWO) has my utmost trust (as a Rakyat). Although his appointment is somewhat political, I find his ways to be very much non-partisan with the sincerity to serve the nation. For these, I recommend that you too (the Rakyat) to also trust him. Nevermind the political roller-coaster that is on air at the moment. What is important is that the country's economy is being looked after.
The Director of Tate Modern, London, closed off the discussion by saying, "I fear that the current lack of knowledge in contemporary art amongst artists, gallerists, auctioners, academicians and collectors might just kill contemporary art and with that, something else, something we do not know what yet, will emerge."