Should the government extend retirement age?
06 September 2019
After a one-year hiatus, the proposal to extend the retirement age beyond 60 has resurfaced. Once again, the government responded to external pressure that the...
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
14 December 2016
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, December 14, 2016. Download
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?
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
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
19 March 2014
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 18 March 2014.
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
02 May 2013
By Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Time, 1 May 2013.
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
04 September 2012
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 4 September 2012
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
10 January 2012
Article by Firdaos Rosli which appeared in New Straits Times, 7 January 2012
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
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,...