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The economy remains the topmost voter concern in the upcoming general elections. BFM host Melisa Idris mediates this riveting panel discussion between REFSA executive director Teh Chi-Chang and ISIS Malaysia senior director Steven CM Wong. Listen to the podcast for an … Continue reading



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The Budget You Want

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s administration declared that the Budget 2013 is “people-first”. Does our country’s financial plans for next year really tick with the beats on the streets? REFSA’s executive director Chi-Chang and BFM hosts Caroline Oh & … Continue reading



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Budget 2013 will be tabled on 28 September this year, but do Malaysians understand the ins and outs of our country’s finances? REFSA’s director Teh Chi-Chang’s new book “The Dark Side of the Budget” combines cartoons and everyday English to … Continue reading



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The 2nd and final part of “REFSA’s Critique of the ETP” on BFM89.9 finally saw a face-to-face discussion between our executive director Chi-Chang and PEMANDU’s Chris Tan, director of the Electrical and Electronics NKEA. Listen to the podcast below (or get it here) … Continue reading



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REFSA Critique of the ETP (Part 1)-BFM 89.9

Missed “REFSA’s Critique of the ETP (Part 1)” on BFM 89.9 on 13 March 2012 , or hoping for another listen? Click on the podcast below, or get it here. Chew on the perspective of Dr Ong Kian Ming as he takes on the … Continue reading



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The National Budget & You-REFSA on BFM89.9

Malaysia has overspent RM43 billion last year. How much debt does that translate to for every Malaysian? Countries like Indonesia and South Korea suffered worse hits in the global economy crisis than Malaysia. How did they rise up beyond us … Continue reading



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Budget 2012, announced on 7 Oct 2011, has received both bouquets and brick-bats for its goodies-galore bent. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib’s “election budget” and its populist generosity on handouts, subsidies and civil servants’ pay  may appeal to those who … Continue reading



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Teh Chi-Chang, Executive Director of Research for Social Advancement (REFSA) discusses how consumers can be adversely impacted by the recent MAS-AirAsia tie-up. Under the comprehensive collaboration framework, Khazanah, which has a 69.5% stake in MAS, will take up a 10% … Continue reading



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Are Malaysian IPPs Inefficient?

Originally posted in BFM website: http://www.bfm.my/current-affairs-120711-teh-chi-chang-refsa.html Recently in the news report “IPPs do not benefit from gas subsidy”, the Minister of Energy, Water and Green Technologies Datuk Peter Chin, along with Tenaga Nasional Berhad’s chief operating officer, Azman Mohd, had … Continue reading



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