Rethinking the National Defence Industry

There is no doubt that Malaysia has potential to be a producer of various arms and other defence accoutrements. However, this potential must be guided with the right objectives and principles in mind to produce the relevant outcomes.



LCS fiasco at critical crossroads

Malaysia's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program is now at a difficult crossroad. The program was slated to see its first delivery in April of 2019, with the remaining ships being delivered every six months after that. It is now March 2021, nearly two years since the original due date, and it would appear no end is in sight for the troubled procurement project.

As a nation, we can’t be flying blind forever

Few in Malaysia are serious about policy discourse. It is understandable for a poor nation but unusual for a middle-income nation with a relatively well-educated population such as Malaysia. The consequence of not having serious policy discourse is that policies are made on the fly and often based on personal preferences, whether genuine or being swayed by interest groups or partisan considerations. There are some explanations.

Memikirkan semula GLC/GLIC di era kapitalisme pemegang taruh

There are three fundamental questions that we need to consider when it comes to government-linked corporations (GLCs) and government-linked investment corporations (GLICs). First, should the State get involved in the economy? Second, should the GLCs/GLICs, which are essentially agents of the Malaysian State, act as if they were private actors Third, what purpose should GLCs/GLICs serve in the new era of stakeholder capitalism? Article in Malay.
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