The Chinese Migration into Malaya in the 19th century

In view of the recent Chinese New Year celebrations, I thought it will be appropriate to write a bit on the history of the Chinese population in Malaysia specifically the Chinese migration into Malaya in the 19th century. Below is a summary version of a paper I have written previously in my university days and … More The Chinese Migration into Malaya in the 19th century

Why the Phoenix Suns need its Fast Break and 3PT Shooting no matter what, a Linear Regression Analysis

Phoenix Suns, home of the 7 seconds or less offense. Over the years, basketball fans all over the world have been treated to the up tempo offense, pioneered by Mike D’Antoni. This offense would not have been possible without some of the talents on the roster. Steve Nash, a pass first point guard, pushed the … More Why the Phoenix Suns need its Fast Break and 3PT Shooting no matter what, a Linear Regression Analysis

Why Bank Negara Malaysia should just let the ringgit do its thing – to float freely (Part 3)

In part 2, I wrote about how BNM ultimately will hit the trilemma wall if it decides to “control” the ringgit. In part 3, I will write about what the exchange rate means to Malaysia and how it does not reflect fully the state of the economy. This is entirely my opinion and in no … More Why Bank Negara Malaysia should just let the ringgit do its thing – to float freely (Part 3)

Why Bank Negara Malaysia should just let the ringgit do its thing – to float freely (Part 2)

In part 2, I will attempt to explain the monetary arrangements that are being pursued by BNM and how ultimately its hands are tied in relation to what the institution wants to achieve. In the economics field specifically monetary policy, there is a an empirically proven tri-lemma that exists for central banks to follow. The … More Why Bank Negara Malaysia should just let the ringgit do its thing – to float freely (Part 2)

Why Bank Negara Malaysia should just let the ringgit do its thing – to float freely (Part 1)

Much has been said over the months from the years of 2014-2015 about the weakness of the ringgit, about how its decline should be controlled by the various governmental institutions (Bank Negara Malaysia), or more extreme, the pegging of the ringgit to a major currency or a basket of currencies. To the layman or rather … More Why Bank Negara Malaysia should just let the ringgit do its thing – to float freely (Part 1)