Hopes for Malaysia to be a high-income economy are not bright because Najib’s NEM does not dump the NEP policy

by Dr. Chen Man Hin
DAP life advisor
2nd March 2013

Look at the FDIs inflow to Malaysia compared to other Asean countries for 2012.

According to UNCTAD Malaysia FDI for first half of 2012 was US4 billion, and for the full year would be around US 8 billion.

Whereas it was Singapore US 27.4 billion, Indonesia 8.2 billion, Thailand 5.6 billion.

World bank figures for PER CAPITA INCOME for 2011 are:

Malaysia US$ 9500 ( US$ 7440 in 2008)

Singapore 46241

Thailand 4972


South Korea 22424

But Malaysia’s PCI of US9500 is far way from the required high income level of US$ 16,000

A world authority on finance, ICAEW (ACCOUNTANCY AND FINANCE) has predicted that Malaysia per capita income is expected to increase by one third by 2020. one third of 9500 is about 3200. add it to 9500, and Malaysia PCI would be US$ 12700.

But US$ 16000 is the minimum level for high income status. so by the analyst estimate, Malaysia would not reach high income status by year 2020

This is a brutal fact that Najib must admit. With his present policies of NEM cum NEP, the country will stay in the low income economy.

Najib wants to push his NEM, but is blocked by the UMNO cronies who want to keep NEP for their own selfish aims, to maintain the 30% quota in all sections of the economy – foreign investments, industries, construction and housing. The NEP make UMNO cronies very rich, but the people suffer because the economy is slow and unproductive.

This is the time for change. Time for the people to have a government that is clean and competitive. With free market enterprise, Malaysia will have the opportunity to join the Four Tigers, Singapore, Hong Kong, S Korea and Taiwan.

  1. #1 by yhsiew on Saturday, 2 March 2013 - 10:25 pm

    A greedy Najib wants the “best of two worlds” i.e. NEP + NEM and will eventually ruin the country’s competitiveness.

  2. #2 by john on Saturday, 2 March 2013 - 11:50 pm

    What AH-C-4 had ‘brewed’ are just ALL ON STOPGAPE MEASURES MAINLY TO CATER TO GE13 and not that a national developmental in planning !
    All on showbiz like (eh, think of PSY Pg. event – a good, good laugh ! ), feel good ( even that fail miserably, what so good with all LIES, HOODWINKS,,,, GIVING OUR MONIES AWAY 0 BRIM ? ), show caring overnight ! ( 1 kedai, heavily subsidised but cronies laughing $$$ ), transformasi what ? ( just rehatched stories ),
    ,,,,,,,earlier ones eg. 1 M’sia ( he even admitted it’s all ” a fooling ” at the end,,,,,,,
    Any of what been churned out, if on closer look ( no need to scrutinise ) can see all fill with holes, leaking badly – do not hold up as concerted plan ( not to say well plan ! ) .
    Now, coming to 5 years as unelected ‘PM’ through Umno/bn rear-door – WASTING PUBLIC RESOURSES ONLY ! ONLY ‘KNOWLEDGE’ IS TO HOODWINK THE RAKYAT – A MMKutty CELUP, THAT’S ALL !!!

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 6:16 am

    HOLD your horses – Didn’t d author read abt dis: IMF praises NR’s handling of economy
    IMF praised NR leh, don’t know meh

    Also, NR praised over his mediator role (helping 2 broker Philippine, Thai conflicts) dat boosts M’sian diplomacy

    Unfortunately, NOT GOOD at mediating in Sabah
    First Lahad Datu, now Semporna – both turned in2 cowboy towns, gun battles here n there, confirming dat Sabah indeed has lots of interesting ppl, sleepers, agents, etc (most likely with blue IC too, thanks 2 MMK n UmnoB/BN)

    All is NOT QUIET on the Eastern Front! Wild, wild East, heee yaaah
    With curfew enforced there (dunno 4 how long), HOW 2 hv GE13?

    With another new gun battle hotspot in Sabah, UmnoB/BN mayb ready 2 announce EMERGENCY n KONFRONTASI 2 unite rakyat prior 2 GE13 (raise patriotic spirit, incumbent govt SURE WIN 1 mah)

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 6:24 am

    D gun battles in Sabah show how USELESS n INCOMPETENT Hisap is
    Just like his cousin, he only knows how 2 brandish an unsheathed keris, waved his keris, kissed his keris, n threatened 2 soak it in his FELLOW M’sian Chinese blood
    But against foreign invaders, where is he? Mana dia? A big fat racist bully indeed

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 6:46 am

    Well, here’s a wonderful situation 4 UmnoB/BN n d following might happen, Bollywood style
    Dis land is infiltrated by armed subversive foreigners, who must receive help fr traitors here 2 sneak in2 M’sia with their weapons
    Veri soon, HH will announce dat UmnoB/BN hv proof dat PR kaki (loyal 2 an outsider Sultan) r involved in dis konspirasi 2 overthrow d UmnoB/BN govt by force (whatever Spring)
    “Ops Lalang 2” will b launched 2 round up n lock up PR kaki (n keys thrown away)
    Only then GE13 will b held – SURE WIN 1 mah

  6. #6 by chengho on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 8:08 am

    do you what is the similarity between Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea ? Authoritarian , not like Malaysia too liberal

  7. #7 by Bigjoe on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 8:17 am

    Yes the corruption is the Main reason why NEM is not going to work but the truth is the NEM is simply the same old feudal trickle-down economics of UMNO’s NEP when trickle-down economic itself has been debunked to marginalise too many and when its as feudal as UMNO, it simply do not have a chance and in fact make the problem worst.

    The top line numbers don’t mean anything much. It does not trickle down enough to at least half the population. Combined with the destructive power of rent-seeking, it simply don’t make any sense for most of us..

  8. #8 by worldpress on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 8:28 am

    A legal policy to rob

  9. #9 by boh-liao on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 8:45 am

    Tra laaaaa, NEP, NEM hv morphed in2 GTP, happi jiak, jiak, jiak
    Now NR wants IM4U 11 vehicle registration number plate
    What abt MALU 11 or IKLU 11 (I Kasih Lu) n LUKA 11 (Lu Kasih Aku)?

  10. #10 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 12:14 pm

    Dr M, the man responsible for Project IC, now has this brilliant nugget for Malaysians:

    “Najib will take Malaysia to greater heights.”

    As usual, what this Jaguh Kampung Mahathir says is so often wrong, the world knows this aspiring world statesman gets his foot in his mouth with his gaffes all the time. With Mahathir, we just know pride goes before a fall.

  11. #11 by Loh on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 2:40 pm

    Mamakthir said that by creating money Europeans just pretended to be rich. Malaysians too will want to pretend to be rich if only the government does the financial tricks Mamakthir claimed that he knew how Europeans did. Mamakthir has not said how Singapore pretends to be rich. Singapore has 6 times our per capita GDP.

  12. #12 by Loh on Sunday, 3 March 2013 - 2:41 pm

    chengho :
    do you what is the similarity between Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea ? Authoritarian , not like Malaysia too liberal

    Yes, too liberal in allowing corruption to come on top of the table, and institutionalized.

  13. #13 by lee tai king (previously dagen) on Monday, 4 March 2013 - 4:20 pm

    Liberal only when it involves corruption by umno ppl but ridiculously authoritarian towards all others!

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