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. .