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The (Non) Evolution of Malaysia's Public Sector

In the early years of Malaysia’s independence, the wholesale changes to the... Read More

Becoming Malaysia Baru

Much has been said about “Malaysia Baru” and, more often than not,... Read More

Exit the Middle Income Trap

ACCORDING to the World Bank’s calculations, Malaysia will soon join the league... Read More

Whither post-Vision 2020?

IT has been eight months since Pakatan Harapan formed the federal government.... Read More

2019 Budget : Deeper Reforms Are Needed

AFTER much anticipation, Pakatan Harapan’s maiden budget as the Federal Government was... Read More

2019 Budget : Decisive and Pragmatic

THE budget to be tabled today will be by a government of... Read More

Future is About Attracting Market-led Technologies

MANY Malaysians, including this author, were caught off guard with the recent... Read More

SST, A Net Loss to Consumers

THE idea to abolish the Good and Services Tax (GST) is mired... Read More

Bumpy Road Ahead: Excise Tax Cut Not Practical

ABOUT a month ago, this writer argued that Malaysians are slowly shifting... Read More

Trade retaliation: business as usual

PROTECTIONISM is not a new phenomena. In the early years of the... Read More

Reforming Malaysia’s Automotive Industry

The recent venture between Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Proton Holdings Bhd... Read More

Asean, the Basis of Malaysia’s Reforms

WITHOUT a doubt, the establishment of the Asean Free Trade Area (Afta)... Read More

It’s All aAbout the Public Wage Bill

Malaysia’s civil servants-to-population ratio is higher than that some other nations Let... Read More

It’s Not Just About the Price

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, December 14,... Read More

Vietnam leads Malaysia in FTA game

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, Aug 11,... Read More

Are Our Incentives Working?

MANY countries, including Malaysia, have been actively employing investment incentives as a... Read More

Prioritise our trade deals

FATIGUE: Ambitious trade deals can drain resources if they are not well... Read More

Malaysia Should Export More Value, Not Just Goods

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 18 March... Read More

With the TPP, the Sky’s the Limit

By Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 13 August 2013. Read More

Higher Manufacturing Technology Needed

By Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Time, 1 May 2013. Read More

Which Trade Pact Should We Pick?

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 18 December... Read More

The Reality of Investing in Myanmar

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 4 September... Read More

Should Malaysia Continue Looking East?

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 17 April... Read More

South Korea Important in Free Trade Nexus

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 7 January... Read More

Pemerintah Komited Perkukuh Demokrasi

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in Berita Minggu, 18 September 2011,... Read More

Link Up Govt Data Silos

Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in TheStar, 25 August 2011 Read More

Pressure mounting to ratify CPTPP

RECENTLY, Singapore became the third nation to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive... Read More

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Mr Firdaos Rosli

Mr. Firdaos started his career in the accounting and banking sector before moving to the public sector as an Assistant Director in the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Malaysia in 2004. He held various responsibilities in bilateral and regional relations, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), as well as the main secretariat to the Malaysia-US Free Trade Agreement negotiation team. He also served in the Minister’s Office as the Senior Private Secretary to the Deputy Minister of MITI since 2008.

He studied Business Foundation Programme from St. Andrew’s College, Cambridge before pursuing his degree in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. He also holds a Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN), Malaysia.

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The (Non) Evolution of Malaysia's Public Sector

13 May 2019
In the early years of Malaysia’s independence, the wholesale changes to the government machinery in achieving the aspirations of the New Economic Policy (NEP) enabled...

Becoming Malaysia Baru

13 May 2019
Much has been said about “Malaysia Baru” and, more often than not, the concept has been discussed in terms of the destination – Malaysia should...

Exit the Middle Income Trap

03 April 2019
ACCORDING to the World Bank’s calculations, Malaysia will soon join the league of high-income nations between 2020 and 2024. Despite such a promising outlook, many...

Whither post-Vision 2020?

08 January 2019
IT has been eight months since Pakatan Harapan formed the federal government. Although the PH government has elucidated much of its short-term policy direction thus...

2019 Budget : Deeper Reforms Are Needed

07 November 2018
AFTER much anticipation, Pakatan Harapan’s maiden budget as the Federal Government was finally unveiled. There are clear winners in the budget such as the introduction...

2019 Budget : Decisive and Pragmatic

02 November 2018
THE budget to be tabled today will be by a government of 24 weeks in office. While there are personalities who have had federal ministerial...
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Future is About Attracting Market-led Technologies

26 June 2018
MANY Malaysians, including this author, were caught off guard with the recent announcement that the government wants to start another car project. There is no...
SST, a net loss to consumers

SST, A Net Loss to Consumers

05 April 2018
THE idea to abolish the Good and Services Tax (GST) is mired in confusion. First, there was an idea to “zerorise” it, but this author...

Bumpy Road Ahead: Excise Tax Cut Not Practical

16 January 2018
ABOUT a month ago, this writer argued that Malaysians are slowly shifting away from buying motorcycles and entry-level cars to mid-range ones. It appears that...
Trade retaliation: business as usual

Trade retaliation: business as usual

04 October 2017
PROTECTIONISM is not a new phenomena. In the early years of the Great Depression, industrialised countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom,...
Reforming Malaysia’s Automotive Industry

Reforming Malaysia’s Automotive Industry

15 August 2017
The recent venture between Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Proton Holdings Bhd is a step in the right direction. MALAYSIA has always responded to globalisation...
Asean, the Basis of Malaysia’s Reforms

Asean, the Basis of Malaysia’s Reforms

22 June 2017
WITHOUT a doubt, the establishment of the Asean Free Trade Area (Afta) in 1992 and six Asean Plus FTAs were the catalysts for Malaysia to...
It’s All aAbout the Public Wage Bill

It’s All aAbout the Public Wage Bill

13 March 2017
Malaysia’s civil servants-to-population ratio is higher than that some other nations Let me put the record straight: Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani, Malaysia’s second finance...
It’s Not Just About the Price

It’s Not Just About the Price

14 December 2016
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, December 14, 2016. Download
Vietnam leads Malaysia in FTA game

Vietnam leads Malaysia in FTA game

11 August 2015
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, Aug 11, 2015 Firdaos_NST_11Aug2015.pdf
Are Our Incentives Working?

Are Our Incentives Working?

27 January 2015
MANY countries, including Malaysia, have been actively employing investment incentives as a means to encourage foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow into the country. These incentives...
Prioritise our trade deals

Prioritise our trade deals

30 September 2014
FATIGUE: Ambitious trade deals can drain resources if they are not well managed MALAYSIA is involved in a myriad of trade deals and it seems...
Malaysia Should Export More Value, Not Just Goods

Malaysia Should Export More Value, Not Just Goods

19 March 2014
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 18 March 2014.
With the TPP, the Sky’s the Limit

With the TPP, the Sky’s the Limit

14 August 2013
By Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 13 August 2013.
Higher Manufacturing Technology Needed

Higher Manufacturing Technology Needed

02 May 2013
By Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Time, 1 May 2013.
Which Trade Pact Should We Pick?

Which Trade Pact Should We Pick?

18 December 2012
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 18 December 2012
The Reality of Investing in Myanmar

The Reality of Investing in Myanmar

04 September 2012
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 4 September 2012
Should Malaysia Continue Looking East

Should Malaysia Continue Looking East?

17 April 2012
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 17 April 2012
South Korea Important in Free Trade Nexus

South Korea Important in Free Trade Nexus

10 January 2012
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 7 January 2012
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Pemerintah Komited Perkukuh Demokrasi

22 September 2011
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in Berita Minggu, 18 September 2011, p.29
Link Up Govt Data Silos

Link Up Govt Data Silos

25 August 2011
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in TheStar, 25 August 2011

Pressure mounting to ratify CPTPP

13 September 2018
RECENTLY, Singapore became the third nation to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans- Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after Mexico and Japan. Malaysia’s future in the agreement,...