Saturday, June 13, 2009


Chairman of the Port Klang Authority Datuk Lee Hwa Beng won't be able to make it for the episode on PKFZ. I was informed that he had been advised by his doctors that he shouldn't attend the recording. A real shame. So instead, the Special Advisor to the Ministry of Transport will be in the studio. Dr Loi Kheng Min, the Secretary-General of Transparency International (Malaysia) will also be on the programme.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


Extraordinary - is how I would describe the Deputy Minister of Intl Trade and Industry, Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir’s comments when asked about the further decrease in exports for April.

“The drop in export is still something of a concern to us. We will try to get information from the industries from where demand has fallen.”

One would have thought he’d be one of the first to have the information. One would have hoped that by the time the information is released to the public, the people in charge would already be hard at work on a plan. Specifically, what other information would he need? I’m not an economist but I know our E&E exports have fallen because our largest trade partner, the US is in a recession.

How about making economics a compulsory pass subject for politicians? Alternatively, bring in the technocrats.

On a happier but mundane note: Point of View has new furniture for the set - a two-seater sofa and a couple of armchairs thanks to Khazanah (the furniture shop not the country’s investment arm).

Monday, June 8, 2009


Next episode on Point of View – Lee Hwa Beng, Chairman of the Port Klang Authority will be in the studio to answer questions on the PKFZ. A representative from PWC and the Secretary-General of Transparency International (Malaysia), Loi Kheng Min will also be here.

Post your questions here or email

Tune in to ntv7 (Channel 107 on Astro) to watch Point of View at 6.00pm on Sunday, 14 June. Repeat Monday, midnight.