Malaysia’s government is in the midst of implementing a long-term strategy that seeks to diversity the national economy away from dependence on the core Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley area. This plan, introduced in 2006 under the 9th Malaysia Plan by then-Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmed Badawi, created five regional economic corridors: Iskandar Malaysia (IM), the East Coast Economic Region (ECER), North Coast Economic Region (NCER), Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE), and Sabah Development Corridor (SDC). By focusing on distinct industries within each region and soliciting private domestic and foreign investment, the government is hoping to alleviate regional poverty and rebalance the nation’s economic growth. This chapter includes interviews with Jebasingam Issace John, CEO, East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC); Ismail Ibrahim, CEO, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA); and Mohd Ali Rustam, Chief Minister of Melaka.

The Report

This chapter is from the Malaysia 2012, 2012 report. Explore other chapters from this report.

Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Mohd Ali Rustam, Chief Minister of Melaka
OBG talks to Mohd Ali Rustam, Chief Minister of Melaka

Covid-19 Economic Impact Assessments

Stay updated on how some of the world’s most promising markets are being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and what actions governments and private businesses are taking to mitigate challenges and ensure their long-term growth story continues.

Register now and also receive a complimentary 2-month licence to the OBG Research Terminal.

Register Here×

Product successfully added to shopping cart