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As domestic and external demand recover, the Malaysian economy is projected to grow by 5.8% in 2022. However, this projected growth may be dampened by the rise of new COVID-19 variants, supply disruptions, and limited fiscal space. Rising vulnerabilities both at household and firm levels pose concerns to the country’s recovery path. Uncertainties abound for the Malaysian economy in 2022.

The Malaysian Economy in 2022: Leaping Tiger or Fading Star? (PART 1) (POSTPONED)

As domestic and external demand recover, the Malaysian economy is projected to grow by 5.8% in 2022. However, this projected growth may be dampened by the rise of new COVID-19 variants, supply disruptions, and limited fiscal space. Rising vulnerabilities both at household and firm levels pose concerns to the country's recovery path. Uncertainties abound for the Malaysian economy in 2022. ASLI of Sunway University brings to you a two-part panel discussion for us to understand how to navigate the Malaysian economy in these trying times

The 17th EAEA International Convention (2022)

World class academics, economists, and policymakers present their papers on “Growth, Resilience and Sustainability: Asian Dynamism in an Uncertain World”.

EAEA-JCI International Webinar: Pandemic Recovery and East Asian Economic Resilience

The Covid-19 pandemic is the most serious shock to the peacetime global economy in 90 years. The webinar will bring together leading researchers and expert panel to discuss key economic and social issues related to the economic resilience and recovery of East Asia.

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Prof Woo Wing Thye, Prof Noor Azlan Ghazali, and Prof Yeah Kim Leng consider the tradeoffs and complementarities on the optimal policy mix and implementation priorities to attain the nation’s short and medium to long term goals.

The Rise of Strongmen Regimes: Duterte, Jokowi, and Chinese Capital in Southeast Asia

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Trade and investment the key

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Prof Yeah said Malaysia’s success in the 90s now needs to be tempered with effective implementation strategies, programmes and initiatives formulated in RMK-12.

Crafting the right strategies

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Yeah Kim Leng said an investment-centred strategic thrust, comprising strategies to attract domestic and foreign direct investment, could be developed.

Inflation risk

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According to Yeah, Malaysia needs to be vigilant against imported inflation and global price shocks, even though the threat is rather limited.

Tough to regulate online gambling, says economist

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Yeah Kim Leng of Sunway University said regulating and licensing online gambling would ensure that the country does not lose its tax revenue.

Experts: Budget is good start but implementation may be an issue

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Prof Dr Yeah commented that Budget 2022 should ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the spending through monitoring the outcome so no one is left behind.

Tight fiscal headroom raises eyebrows

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Dr Yeah Kim Leng voiced concern over the 3rd straight year of expansionary budgets as the debt service charge is close to the unsustainable threshold of 20%.