“Tony, are going to keep quiet and not take responsibility for your statement just 7 months ago?”
Lim Sian See
UPDATE: External trade figures were just released today. Malaysia’s exports grew 30.9% in July – which means we can expect a great Q3 GDP growth figure too.
Still waiting for Tony Pua to comment after his silence over past 9 months already.
*Apa komen Tony Pua sekarang tentang ekspot negara?*
Back in Oct 2016, DAP’s Tony Pua said that Malaysia is “No more an export powerhouse” and our growth in exports was not good despite a weaker currency.
“The anticipated explosive growth in exports and manufacturing activity as a result of persistent depreciation of the ringgit never materialised.
Either no one wants to buy more Malaysian products, even though they are significantly cheaper, or more plausibly, businesses and investors are not investing in additional production capacity in Malaysia because they had lost confidence in the country.” said Tony.
Well, ever since Tony said that, our exports jumped 7.8% in November, 10.7% in December and expectations that it will accelerate even further at a forecast growth of 13.6% in January.
In February 2017, our exports jumped a staggering 26.5% with the highest ever trade recorded for Malaysia.
March 2017 exports growth was reported at 24.1% and breaching the RM80 billion mark in receipts for the first time in history.
Today, it was announced that April 2017 exports grew 20.6%.
So Tony, what is your comment now?
Or you are going to keep quiet and not take responsibility for your statement just 7 months ago?
Tony Pua: Malaysia is No more an export powerhouse
Malaysia’s Nov exports surge 7.8 pct y/y, more than forecast
Malaysia’s Dec exports up 10.7 pct, beat forecast
Malaysia Jan exports surge 13.6 percent y/y, fastest in more than a year
Malaysia’s Feb exports, imports rise at fastest y/y pace since 2010
Exports skyrocket in March, breaching RM80 billion mark for first time in history
Malaysia’s April exports surge 20.6% to RM73.79bil
Malaysia’s May exports soar 32.5pc, well above expectations
Malaysia’s June exports up 10% to RM73.1bil from year ago
Malaysia’s July exports up 30.9 pct y/y, exceed forecast