Recent commentaries on durian

Mulling the economic and price implications of freezing durians, an important change in the Malaysian durian supply chain. Price transparency is an issue. Interviewed for “China to buy US$120 million of durians a year from Malaysia as spike in sales expected after green light on export of whole fruits,” 18 Jun 2019, Tashny Sukumuran, SCMP.

On durian prices and grades. A hefty bill for Malaysia fans? But why are Singapore prices cited as lower? BFM podcast, “WOULD YOU DUIT FOR DURIAN?” Khor Yu Leng, Independent Political Economist, Segi Enam Advisors 04-Jun-19. Produced by Tasha Fusil, BFM.

Big boys getting into Malaysia durian? Property tycoon Lim Kang Hoo connects China players (including Greenland) with FGV Berhad. He also buys Mahathir-linked. Value-added durian products eyes. Durian pizza? “As Malaysia ramps up its durian exports to China, quirky product offerings may be answer to rivalling Thailand’s dominance,” by Khor Yu-Leng, 6 May 2019, SCMP Commentary.

 #durian #Malaysia #China #ChinaMalaysia #BRI

Via Linkedin Profile, other commentaries and interviews in the media are linked here.


On the rural political economy of Malaysia

This is looking back a bit,  but thought it might be useful to draw together here various media interviews and think tank articles I have had on this subject. Primarily on the Felda-FGV political economy.

Recent and upcoming:

  • A radio show interview. GE14 - BECAUSE FELDA MATTERS by KHOR Yu Leng, Independent Political Economist, Segi Enam Advisors 08-May-18 11:13 on BFM 89.9 The Business Station.
  • Two topics in commentary: 'FELDA in GE14 - New Access to the BN Fortress and a Takeover Rumour' in The Edge Malaysia 
  • Research article comparing the voting preference and socio-economic indicators for Felda settlements and kampung biasa in GE14.

Playing palm oil politics ahead of Malaysia’s elections By KHOR Yu Leng - East Asia Forum, Australia National University, Crawford School, 26 April 2018.

The FELDA Quarrel and its National Ramifications By KHOR Yu Leng - ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, 12 Jul 2017.

Malaysia Paddy Fields Are Najib’s Battlefield to Woo Voters By Shamim Adam, Bloomberg, June 20, 2016.

The Political Tussle Over Felda Land Schemes by KHOR Yu Leng - Kajian Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2014.

Others include interviews on Al Jazeera news.

Also, do read:

Voting Behaviour in FELDA Parliamentary Constituencies since 2004 by Geoffrey Pakiam, 26 Apr 2018.

Coalitions in Collision: Malaysia's 13th General Elections, Ed. J Saravanamuttu et al., 2015. Chapters by Maznah Mohamad and KHOR Yu Leng.


#Felda #FGV #Malaysia #PRU14 #GE14 #PRU13 #GE13 #PoliticalEconomy #GeneralElection

Think tank: Counting Migrant Workers in Malaysia

Published by ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS): "Counting Migrant Workers in Malaysia:  A Needlessly Persisting Conundrum” by Hwok-Aun Lee  and KHOR Yu Leng is now out and downloadable...

Features #KhorReports geo-data analytics and estimates on foreign worker ratio by district. 

#Malaysia #Labour #Data #DataScience