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Is your pocket 41 percent deeper?

Aidila Razak

Published
Modified 23 Mar 2013, 1:45 am

COMMENT Whether 41 percent or 49 percent, the numbers in the Economic Transformation Programme 2012 annual report is essentially trying to tell us this - Malaysia will reach high income status by 2020.

That gives the impression that the average Malaysian will be bringing home about RM48,000 (or US$15,000) a year by that time.

But will it? Does the average Malaysian feel 41 percent - or even the more modest 24 percent in ringgit terms - richer today compared to 2009? Are their pockets deeper?

The simple answer is no...

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