Archive for the 'Economics' Category

So, I have managed to complete the map for Sabah and Sarawak yesterday after posting the map summarizing median income across Peninsular Malaysia at the district level. Here it is: Just like the immediately previous post, these districts are colored based on the median household income, based on data from the 2019 Household Income Survey. […]

This is something that I have always wanted to see but I do not think I have seen them in the media. So, I decided to do it myself. This is a map representing the median household median income for all Peninsular Malaysian districts, based on data from the 2019 Household Income Survey. Out of […]

Despite the deep second quarter GDP contraction for Malaysia, monthly data suggests the economic situation is sitting somewhere between “becoming less bad” and improving. The new monthly GDP (April, May and June 2020) estimates shared by the Department of Statistics suggest the recesssion is becoming less bad from year-on-year perspective (it is impossible to independently […]

We are back and tomorrow, the Department of Statistics Malaysia will be releasing the second quarter GDP figures. Without further ado… And… what. A. Ride. It. Has. Been. Politics. Economics. The result is… there is no doubt the second quarter GDP figures will be terrible with a capital T. The question now will be by […]

Last week, I participated in a discussion panel on urban poverty and urbanization. Over the course of the session, a fellow discussant highlighted the potential of working-from-home phenomenon in reducing the need for urban centers. I am unsure if I could agree with the suggestion. First off, such decentralization is possible. It is not out […]

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