Thursday, May 20, 2010

Competitive nations: Malaysia joins world's Top 10 for first time


No 10. Something else for Malaysians to feel good about, other than the 10.1 percent GDP growth in the first quarter. According to the Swiss-based Institute of Development Management, we are now the No 10 most competitive nation, the only developing nation to be in the Top 10, and we are ahead of Germany, Austria, Holland and Denmark, among others.

The institute's World Competitiveness Yearbook 2010 attributes the big improvement in Malaysia's performance to some of Najib Razak's policies and economic measures.

There are still some weaknesses in the economy (read here and here), but things are definitely looking up.

p.s. For the thick-skulled, do remember that this is not what I'm saying, ok, this is what the Swiss-based institute has established based on research on comparing Malaysia's competitiveness with over 50 other countries. .

59 comments:

nstman said...

Who is this Swiss based organisation? I dont think anybody knows who they are. For all we know, they could have been some obscure body who gets paid to paint a rosy picture of our economy. These days, money buys anything, including principles.

Nstman

Anonymous said...

Hahaha... joke of the year!!!
Competitive? hahahahaha Malaysia ku.

Anonymous said...

Yayy Rocky dah tunjuk tegas!!

See folks, Najib knows how to turn things around to his benefit. Anwar's strategy backfired.

So now Malaysia has achieved acceptance ... APCO for hire anyone??

Anonymous said...

we are also top corrupted nation.

de2ll63 said...

BN is still gonna lose the elections..

Plus with Khairy as a minister soon, it's again like the Abdullah Kingdom, where the now-Ministerial son-in-law is back....

BN is gonna get kicked out..

Anonymous said...

Without the non-Bumi we will be below 100 position. How to be competitive if we only make and sell Koropok, Tongkat Ali lotion and snake oil?

Be grateful to the non-Bumi.

wegainasdkf said...

True Datuk Rock. Still, the rakyat wants to see whatever the achievements, be it international ranking, or fdi statistical analysis be translated into better wages, better standard of living, better government delivery system etc. The people has high hope that the government will turn around the economy. One day too, they will realize (especially the Chinese) that you can't win the people's mandate through bad-mouthing and empty promises.

Rakyat biasa said...

Congratulations.

But what does that mean to Amat in the kampung, Ah Chong in the new village and Muniandy in the rubber estate?

Anonymous said...

The Swiss banned minarets and now to appease us? What competitive edge with still no difference with the rakyat's wellbeing. What more with the billions of financial losses - MV Augusta, 2 oil fields, cost over-runs. Rise rakyat!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dato Sri Najib!Keep up the good work!



......wawa

Anonymous said...

Got the P/S message,Bro though it sounded kind of intimidating with thick skull and all that ;D.

Anyway, S&P and Moody's had average ratings for our Sukuks (A- and A3) respectively which puts them within investment grade but, only just, as can be noted here for those who are interested.Conversely, we all can cheer up as Moody's and S&P did not come out of the economic crisis smelling roses regarding their rating games.

Maybe, once the brother and the chinaboys are sacked then more people will be forthcoming on how to stanch that deficit and get back to AAA (+ due appreciations for Malay voters in HS, Bagan Pinang etc are long overdue which beats shortsightedly filling the pigs trough with swilll hands down anytime which by the way is waste of precious dough on recycling useless garbage)

Also thanks for acting on my alert in the previous thread about the competitiveness news. As I said there we are all awaiting Skilgannon's "esteemed" reaction

flygoon said...

Any ranking that doesn't include the two strongest economies in the world: China and India, doesn't worth its salt.

Checked out the ranking, and China and India was not in the top ten. Are you kidding me? Malaysia is more competitive than China? This ranking is obviously rubbish...

Anonymous said...

Yeah...bravo...for a country where one can't find sugar in sundry shops.

BitterCoffee

Tpg2Sg said...

Congrat the Bolehland, and the Singapore!

Competetive Nations:
Bolehland 10, Kiasuland 1

2010 1Q GDP:
Bolehland 10.1% Kiasuland 15.5%

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporebusinessnews/view/1057854/1/.html

Fluke???

eddy said...

Syabas, Malaysia Boleh! Lets strive to remain in the top ten for the coming years not just election years.

Anonymous said...

Rocky,

I have a thick skull. God gave it to me to protect the brain I have to discern whether what I read is nonsense. Now, my brain tells me the Bernama is horse shit.

I have travelled to many of the countries in this survey and I can assure you 10 is a bit far fetched. We are not that good.. yet.

Lets refrain from resorting to quotes from obscure organisations etc. It reminds me of our "first lady's" recent award from some random organisation in the US which tax payers probably paid for.

I notice you haven't had time to dig up on that issue. Nut Graph seems to have done a good job in investigating. That is what I call journalism. Go learn from the best. You seem to be critical of Kali but you are no better.

Anonymous said...

.......the only developing nation to be in the Top 10, and we are ahead of Germany, Austria, Holland and Denmark, among others.

Walau-A, this report really makes me laugh 'til rolling on floor. There're thousand of such management institute in this world and why so proud of the fake when in actual fact, we're in deep shit!

wakmempelam said...

Yang Berbahagia Dato,

Satu lagi anugerah supaya YAB Perdana Menteri dan Kak Ros boleh syok sendiri.Sebagai seorang "Jorno" takkan tak bolih menilai prestasi negara yang sebenar.
Mat Jenin makin ramai!

Anonymous said...

swiss-based...?

while cheese eater loves their emmentaler.

but crooks all over the world also loves their banks better.

Anonymous said...

When is Malay Mail front page going to be:
"Motorists to pay less".

World oil prices have dropped (palmoil also). Last time petrol was fixed 1USD = 3.70 Rgt, now it is 3.20

-why pay more?

kluangman said...

Antara ciri ciri yang diperlukan untuk berada di tangga teratas adalah: kstabilan politik.

Apakah gelagat pembangkang di Malaysia sekarang dan isu perkauman dan keugamaan yang lebih menebal berbanding 20 tahun lalu sengaja tidak nampak oleh pihak Swiss-based Institute of Development Management atau terdapat 'agenda tertentu' sebenarnya.

Anonymous said...

Latuk Locky:

Did you ask whether APCO had anything to do with this? I mean, did APCO provide liaison services with this Swiss Institute to get us a decent ranking ?

Ask lah the right questions !

Godfather

Anonymous said...

Top 10? hei numbskull, its more like Top 3 la!

Damn rite! we are damn competitive, fdi are pouring in non-stop.

Don't agree? Just one look at our gambling industry...

sure knows the chinese, malay, indians & dll here are all very fcuking filthy rich, can enjoy this expensive hobby every day.

And bravo to fat boy jibby...

for his foresight on making this country a gambling haven and...

since that tiny red dot beat us in everything, jibby want our gambling industry to be the biggest & largest in the world with the tagline...

"Now everyone can gamble... everything & all the time"

See! we are damn fcuking competitive!

jaan said...

Thick skulled ? Mmmmm....Such arrogance bro Rocky...? Hope your soul will be at peace always...what`s the take home monthly now friend?

rgds.

taru

20 May 2010

allchee said...
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adi_fimiyun said...

Rocky.

How does the report from IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook differ from The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010?

I believe the one from World Economic Forum present a wide angle of economic perspective rather than from IMD Business School.

Rgds

Anonymous said...

its very genius of the present gomen to tap in the w.cup revenue, by the way, hopefully they wiil legalise the bukit bintang china dolls activities becos we as much as others would love to enjoy our games too.

Rocky's Bru said...

nstman,
Go and do some research before and then come back here. Contribute. Be more competitive, mate, and maybe you'd get out of your rut. Hehe. You know what i mean.

Yang lain-lain, kalau nak bidas report ni senang aje. Cari report lain yang menunjukkan kelemahan Mlaysia. Report Swiss-based Insitute ni pun ada menyatakan kelemahan ketara ekonomi kita -- cuba baca sampai habis.

Thank Q.

Rocky's Bru said...

Asian Countries Make Up 4 of the top 10 Most Competitive Economies

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

According to the IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, four out of the top ten competitive economies in the world are based in Asia, not a surprise to those who follow business and economics.

Called the 2010 World Competitiveness Yearbook, the Swiss business school report analyzed 58 countries, focusing on social, economic and financial data to come up with their list.

Examined are four specific categories: infrastructure, economic performance, government efficiency and business efficiency.

Elements within those categories include the provision of high-speed Internet, debt stress (a new metric) and how good the research and development in a country is.

The four countries from Asia appearing in the top ten are Singapore, which was in the No. 1 spot, Hong Kong, placing second, Taiwan came in at No. 8, and Malaysia landed in the No. 10 spot.

Malaysia may have been the biggest surprise. Not because of the fundamentals of the country, but being a relative unknown in the public eye.

America came in third, as concerns over financial markets and the government debt knocked them out of 1st place from last year.

For Singapore to retain its top spot, IMD said they'll need to increase their economic relationships with other countries in the region to participate stronger in the economic growth in the Asia Pacific.

Other countries listed in the top ten were, Switzerland at number 4, Australia at number 5, Sweden at number 6, Canada at number 7 and Norway at number 9.

the reader said...

We are better than holland!!!and we beat Germany too!!porsche..bmw..mercedez...we beat them all!!! man,,,we are the best!!!

Anonymous said...

Rocky,
My old Rocky ! you believe that Swiss ranking ? on what basis ?Just because they are famous for staching those untold corrupted money in their Swiss bank account you got to believe them? It looks they were paid to do a ranking ....

Kharma

Anonymous said...

The flygoon fellow says, "Any ranking that doesn't include the two strongest economies in the world: China and India, doesn't worth its salt."

He lists himself as a 37 year old "lecturer". What kind, I wonder.

Does he put more faith in Anwar Ibrahim's Merdeka Research Centre than the Swiss one Rocky quoted?

Susahlah with this kind of "lecturers". Thick skulled, to use Rocky's words.

Anonymous said...

The same comment to Anon 10.15 AM as to the flygoon fella. They probably fly together.

Anonymous said...

kluangman said...

Antara ciri ciri yang diperlukan untuk berada di tangga teratas adalah: kstabilan politik..

Yang tak stabil is the Pakatan Rakyat and its supporters. You still cannot see what the world sees?

PERWIRA

amir said...

Competitive Nations, bukan developed nations. Baca pun tak reti, whining tak habis-habis.

Pergilah mampus. Malaysia memang kompetitif. Ko dengki apasal?

Menyampah betul kaki sabotaj.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, what do you mean by top 10?

Do you know who is ranked 1st? It is non other than our next door Singapore!

So why is Singapore 1st and Malaysia manage only 10th position? Isn't we started at the same starting point in 1963?

Congratulation to LKY, you make Tun Dr M and Najib like a fool.

Greenbottle said...

....we are ahead of Germany, Austria, Holland and Denmark, among others....

faaaark!!! isn't that bloody amazing! i'm sure all these people will come and migrate to malaysia now!

funny , despite such scintillating achievement everytime i go even to fucking vietnam or philippines our ringgit seems to get worse and worse exchange rate....

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha

Yeah Rocky you're right. Some retards here are really thick-skulled and thick-skinned.

Tak dijemput, tapi berebut rebut serbu nak kutuk Rocky.

Benci tapi RINDU ... aisehman

Anonymous said...

Tebal tebal tebal

kulit tebal, tempurung tebal, lidah tebal, otak pulak BEBAL

hee hee hee

Anonymous said...

first they say mana ada system

then they say Malaysia backward like Zimbabwe

now they say the Swiss-based Institute of Development Management is some obscure organisation

they also add that it must have been paid to rank Malaysia at 10

so that means the little middle kingdom MUST have paid lotsa dollars, wow ...

how retarded can anyone be, sheesh

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

..So why is Singapore 1st and Malaysia manage only 10th position?..

Answer:
Because Singapore got no SJKC/T!

PERWIRA

Anonymous said...

You won't see skewedmoron coming to sondol on this entry..coz his fetish fantasy island also clinging on the same Swiss faculty..

Anon 5.51pm
Economy is not a sprinter race game, you moron..its a kind of long endurance marathon..how do you explain then the rise & fall of world civilizations?

As we all can see, Singapore already coming to their saturation point compared to Malaysia that still have plenty of potential not yet being explored..

No, they did not start the race at 1963, idiot..they started 100yrs++ earlier, i.e when Stamford Raffles came..and don't forget Albert Winsemius..
Nope..its not a product of a pure pendatang chingkie brain, as you love to think of, you idiot..don't look or think too high on your own kind lah..

memang buta sejarah..patutlah bodoh.. pity the chingkies..

:D muhahahaha
-anti hindraf & ultra chingkies-

WhatTheFuckAreYouTalkingAbout? said...

Dear All,

The 2009 corruption rankings for 180 countries in the World Democracy Audit are listed below.

Country Corruption Rank Democracy Rank
New Zealand 1 3
Denmark 2 1
Sweden 3 2
Singapore 3 71
Switzerland 5 5
Finland 6 4
Netherlands 6 6
Canada 8 8
Australia 8 9
Norway 10 6
Germany 11 11
Ireland 11 9
Austria 13 13
United Kingdom 14 13
Japan 14 29
United States 16 15
Belgium 17 12
France 18 17
Chile 19 21
Uruguay 19 20
Slovenia 21 18
Estonia 21 16
United Arab Emirates23 73
Israel 24 30
Spain 24 22
Portugal 26 18
Taiwan 27 37
Botswana 27 39
Korea, South 29 32
Oman 29 79
Mauritius 31 31
Costa Rica 32 23
Hungary 33 26
Bhutan 34 76
Poland 34 27
Jordan 34 77
Czech Republic 37 24
Lithuania 37 24
South Africa 39 40
Malaysia 40 82
Source: World Audit, www.worldaudit.org

Tak Payah Syok Sendiri said...

Malaysia improved its "competitiveness" ranking to top 10 as the foreigners that want to set up their companies in msia can get so many goodies, ie tax exemptions, incentives, pay msians crappy salary, govt give grant, bla, bla, bla.....

as for msians/msian companies, we are bogged with high income tax (personal and corporate), high cost of living (thanks to expensive car and tolls everywhere), slow broadband (and highest rate in the world), low working hour (7/11, nobody leaves office until 8pm), 3rd world's education standard, and the list goes on.

So why excited about this Competitive Index shit?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous nstman said...

Who is this Swiss based organisation? I dont think anybody knows who they are. For all we know, they could have been some obscure body who gets paid to paint a rosy picture of our economy. These days, money buys anything, including principles.

Nstman

4:37 AM


nstman?
siapa dia ni?
Dia ni datang dari mana ye?
Dari hutan mana ye?
Banyak yang dia ni tak tahu la...
konon berlagak pandai.....tapi
bodoh.....
bangang......
tongong.....
dengki.....
bebal.!!

-tukang perati

Anak Permatang Pauh said...

nstman,

You seems to know much about such kind of people/organisations. My guess is, you're one of them that sell principles.

The funny think is you keep coming back to this blog. Why don't start your own blog and show what kind of principles you have. Again, my guess, you're a person of unprincipled, and no telor too.

Anonymous said...

Nstman.... a jolly confused person..

Good is bad, bad is good!!

hahaha

PERWIRA

Anonymous said...

Perwira said...
"Answer:
Because Singapore got no SJKC/T!"

But Singapore school are more like our SJKC than our SMK, so you also support to convert all the SMK, SMB, SJKTI to SJKC?

Bravo to SJKC and Singapore education system!

Anonymous said...

This is only a 'shiok sendiri' news. Due to the fact that Singapore (located just a stone throw away from Malaysia) rank much higher and with our bad corruption index, it is an easy decision for foreign investors to by-pass Malaysia and opt for Singapore instead.

Kiasu

Anonymous said...

Kau orang ni komen je pandai. Very analytical konon. Federal gomen buat semua salah. Dapat perintah 4 negeri pun hancus. Rasuah, pengotor, dengki, bergaduh sesama sendiri dlm parti dll. Makin malap selangor dan penang. Apa layman dapat. Yang kaya berambah kaya, yang miskin papa kedana. Habuk pun tara. Tak payah cerita kelantan dengan Kedah. Lagi teruk. hopeless punya state gomen. Tak ada apa yang boleh buat contoh pun. Apara. Cakap je pandai, kerja macam cibai. Sapa-sapa yang rasa Singapore is much better pi duduk sanalah. This is a borderless world. Why u worry and why u care. There are other people who love to stay here. Afterall you guys yang bahalol ni request ramai foreign workers, maid sebab nak bayar murah dan buat hamba abdi. Kalau ranking no 1 tapi top job by mat sallehs and foreigners while local people jaga jamban pun tak guna jugak. As long as we are in the middle, not too weak and not too strong, then it is OK. Why we need to be like Singapore? We want to be competitive in every sector but no need to be no 1.

Anonymous said...

Annon 8:14 AM said

...Bravo to SJKC and Singapore education system!

... Ya very brilliant LKY learnt well from the British. Their source of uninterrupted lifelong supply of cheap labour..

.. Can supply transport to pick-up at causeways some more.. no need to bundle them in tongkangs..

hahahaha

PERWIRA

Wenger J Khairy said...

According to the same Swiss based institute, Thailand is more competitive from Japan. The blogger AoB purposely censored this observation. Report from the World Economic Forum tells a different story. The blogger AoB censored this as well.

Some bloggers are cowards to face facts.

Anonymous said...


Dear,
WhatTheFuckAreYouTalkingAbout?

Apa la kamu ni.....

List yang kamu bagi tu dari the World Democracy Audit ke?

The World Democracy Audit tu kata siapa bayar banyak dia dapat nombor satu. Siapa tak mahu bayar dapat nombor corot.

Itu la korupsi dan demokrasi dia.

Sana sini kena bayar macam ni melambak la....

La ni semua kena bayar tahu. Nak kencing pun kena bayar. Nak berak lagi banyak kena bayar!

-tukang perati

Anonymous said...

“Bravo to SJKC and Singapore education system!”
We don’t need anymore compliment, we had enough, and perhaps some motivation in monetary term will do.


“Ya very brilliant LKY learnt well from the British. Their source of uninterrupted lifelong supply of cheap labour..”
Singapore is now a knowledge economy, what they need is the supply of knowledge workforce. And you are quite right to say Malaysia is their source of uninterrupted lifelong supply of relatively low-cost knowledgeable workforce.


“Can supply transport to pick-up at causeways some more.. no need to bundle them in tongkangs.”
Who need a tongkangs when the scholarship and salary can afford a SIA air ticket? I don’t know who still took the tongkangs now, it is very unsafe to do so especially along the Malacca straits.

Rhan

Anonymous said...

Sorry APEK ANEY Rhan,

Jenis you do not interest my group...
Singapore there you go.. PAI PAI..

You have the semangat of the PATI.

PERWIRA

amir said...

Anonymous said...


Dear,
WhatTheFuckAreYouTalkingAbout?

Apa la kamu ni.....

List yang kamu bagi tu dari the World Democracy Audit ke?

The World Democracy Audit tu kata siapa bayar banyak dia dapat nombor satu. Siapa tak mahu bayar dapat nombor corot.

Itu la korupsi dan demokrasi dia.

Sana sini kena bayar macam ni melambak la....

La ni semua kena bayar tahu. Nak kencing pun kena bayar. Nak berak lagi banyak kena bayar!

-tukang perati

-------------

Patutla Malaysia dapat nombor corot, ya?

Pasal TIDAK rasuah dalam ranking negara-negara rasuah.

mad said...

amir hafizi, is that ur photo in the superman suit? u r so ugly dude.

Anonymous said...

I know it is never easy to debate in a sensible and factual way. As long as you give your best, no one will laugh at you.

Hahahaha

Rhan

mad said...

haha amir, aku tengok ko nyer iq 160+. aku buat test 155 jer tapi bila aku modified skrip yg diberi aku dapat 160+ jugak. ko gune teknik ubah skrip ye hehe

edit jer 1155 tu jadi 1160