KUALA LUMPUR (May 4): The government should consider implementing a windfall tax on industries that benefit greatly from the Covid-19 crisis, according to Khazanah Research Institute senior advisor Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 1): Malaysia should focus on the economic impact of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project rather than seek a review of the project, said Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 25): Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng's concern about putting Malaysia's "national considerations at stake" is valid, but the cancellation of the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) can still be done through proper negotiations without affecting bilateral relations with China, said prominent economist Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram.
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): Prominent economist Professor Dr Jomo Kwame Sundaram has urged the federal government to reopen the question of cancelling the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) mega infrastructure project, following 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)-Tanore trial key witness Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin's statements that the project was mooted to bail 1MDB out.
KUALA LUMPUR: Rising investments from China can bring immense economic potential to Malaysia, but there needs to be a higher level of transparency and accountability in such state-business relations to prevent power abuse, according to economists.