The country's diversified income stream would give it strength, says economist Richard Record.
This after some reports touted her as a possible candidate for the post.
World Bank’s Kenneth Simler says less than one percent of households living below the poverty line.
COMMENT | The World Bank's assessment may suggest weaker growth but this isn’t due to structural weaknesses in the Malaysian economy.
The economy is projected to expand at 4.7pct in 2019 and 4.6pct in 2020 despite challenges.
This had led to lower speeds at higher prices for consumers, it says.
Risks appear contained for the moment but continued vigilance is necessary, World Bank report adds.
UPDATED 4:47pm | Successful debt restructuring has never been about repaying the debt, he says.
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The poorest households have been disproportionately hit by inflationary pressures, it says.
NGO claims this prevented M'sian lawyers and civil societies from participating in the asset recovery forum.
It's important to focus on this area, especially where SME firms were facing difficulties, says country manager.
Increased BR1M cash transfers cited as among factors driving private consumption.
One factor likely to move the ringgit is changes in the United States' fiscal policy, says its senior economist.
This signals a moderate expansion path from a low of 4.2 percent growth expected in 2016.