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  • Are Five-Year Development Plans Passé in Malaysia? 

    Cassey Lee (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-03-05)
    Since July 2017 bureaucrats in Malaysia’s Economic Planning Unit have been busy preparing the mid-term review report assessing the progress achieved in country’s latest five-year development plan, the Eleventh Malaysia Plan 2016-2020 (11MP).1 The ...
  • Chinese Investment in Malaysia: Five Years into the BRI 

    Tham Siew Yean (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-02-27)
    China’s launch of the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) vision in 2013, subsequently rebranded as the “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), has dominated the global investment landscape by its sheer size, scale and scope. It’s five key goals, namely policy ...
  • The Politics of Wages and Indonesia’s Trade Unions 

    Lane, Max (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-01-18)
    On 1 April 2017, 13 trade unions, having formed a coalition, signed a “Political Contract” with two candidates in the Jakarta gubernorial elections1. These 13 unions then gave their support to Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno, candidates nominated by ...
  • Jakarta-Bandung High Speed Rail Project: Little Progress, Many Challenges 

    Dharma, Siwage; Suryadinata, NegaraLeo (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-01-04)
    The Jakarta-Bandung high-speed-rail project (HSRP) is part of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s ambitious infrastructure development plan, which will cut travel time between the two cities in western Java from about three hours by car to just 40 minutes. ...

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