I’ve been on an extended break from blogging, what the holidays and all, and just as importantly, from a lack of issues to really talk about.
But I suspect that will change this year, as we get closer to the deadline for the general election and all that entails.
In the meantime, Malaysia’s minimum wage regulation came into effect on the 1st, and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of impact it really has – there’s been a bevy of companies, largely smaller SMEs who’ve already been granted exemptions until the middle of the year.
Inflation? Unemployment? We’re about to find out. I suspect any effect would be minor in aggregate, though no less real to the ones most affected. For the academics out there, here’s a prime opportunity for research grants a couple of years down the road.