The macroeconomic challenges faced by Malaysia are expected to continue, but the World Bank has reaffirmed its confidence that Malaysia’s aspiration to become a high-income nation by 2024 remains possible, as long as the country’s gross national income (GNI) per capita continues to grow at a range of 4% to 4.5%.
Malaysia’s government is clamping down hard on illegal factories importing plastic waste from other countries. In recent weeks, Malaysia has also sent back shipments of such waste to their countries of origin. But as Melissa Goh reports, authorities face an uphill battle, plagued by poor enforcement and alleged corruption.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reiterated on Tuesday (Jun 25) that Putrajaya has accepted the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Pedra Branca, citing it as an example of how the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have worked together based on mutual respect.
Two Malaysian men were recently caught trying to smuggle e-cigarettes and related paraphernalia into Singapore by strapping the items to their legs, the authorities said on Thursday (Jun 20).