Sunday 28 April 2024

Frankly, Mr Prime Minister....

ANWAR Ibrahim told an audience at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Special Meeting in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, that  READ: Malaysia is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, as well as one of the fastest growing economies.

FRANKLY, Mr Prime Minister in my book , Malaysia is indeed one of the most if not the most peaceful country in the world.

THAT being said, if I was an alien outside of Malaysia, frankly Mr Prime Minister, i will have a  hard time figuring our the metrics you had used to define peaceful, as well as among the fastest growing economies in the world.

FRANKLY, Mr Prime Minister, we are not even among the top six fastest READ : fastest growing Economies in the Asia Pacific Region, according to the International monetary Fund.

AMONG the Asia Pacific nations familiar to the western world, that will grow faster than Malaysia in 2024, are India and the Philippines.

FRANKLY Mr Prime Minister, 2024  is a watershed year, which will hurt our ego's and as well as our economic standing in the eyes of the world.

2024, is the year, when the not only self sufficient but net exporter of rice,  Vietnam will emerge  READ : to have a GDP worth USD$469.7 billion as opposed to Malaysia, who imports nearly 40 per cent of our rice needs, will see its economy in 2024 VIEW :  valued at USD$445.52 billion.

FRANKLY Mr Prime Minister, coming back to the question of being one of the most peaceful nations in the world, if I was a foreigner, relying on Google,  below is the search engine's discoveries.