Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Commentary: Malaysia’s new PM Anwar needs to get it right for the country

Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has made the right moves in his first week in office. Going forward, he has a slew of challenges, says ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute's Dr Norshahril Saat.

Malaysia's newly appointed Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim (centre) takes part in the swearing-in ceremony at the 
National Palace in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 24, 2022. (Photo: AFP/POOL/Mohd Rasfan)

Norshahril Saat

01 Dec 2022 

SINGAPORE: Within his first week of taking office, Malaysia’s new prime minister Anwar Ibrahim is already sending out good vibes that change in the country is under way. He must keep this momentum going, against all odds.

Anwar’s decision to not take his prime minister’s salary is a populist move. Granted, it is a campaign promise fulfilled. It will not tackle inequality and high rising prices in the country. But this symbolic move signals that he is sensitive to the struggles facing ordinary Malaysians.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Here’s How Much You Need To Earn To Be ‘Rich’ in 23 Major Countries Around the World

Jan 14, 2022

By Nicole Spector

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Here’s a look at how much you need to be considered rich in 23 countries around the world.

[The list seems to be in alphabetical order. A more obvious order would have either been in descending or ascending order of the value of the top 1%. In which case, United Arab Emirates would be #1 ($689,468), Singapore would be second ($627,111), and the United States, third ($506,752). Germany would be fourth ($327,069).]