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Tutorial Questions for Discussion
(For both Kampar and Sungai Long Campus)

Tutorial 1: Introduction
1. What can you tell about historical, contemporary and future Malaysian economy? 2. Do economic & socio-economic factors play roles in the 12th General Election (in March 2008)? What possible effects you expected from the impact of the mentioned election to the future Malaysian economy? [Refer Appendix: Article 1] 3. Briefing on Students’ assignments.

Tutorial 2: A brief history of Malaysian economic development

1. Elaborate the favorable scenarios that respectively enable tin mining and rubber plantation became Malaysia (Malaya) main source of growth. 2. Why Malaysia did not continue to rely on tin and rubber plantation as main source of growth? 3. The contribution of British to Malaysian economy during colonial and early post-colonial period has been both positive and negative. Discuss the statement. 4. “I was in school in Johor Baru in 1967, and I'd go to Singapore on a bus over the weekend. Singapore was then a shanty town, of no significance. But today, it is the pride of the world. If they can do it, why can't we?” claimed Zaid Ibrahim, former de facto Law Minister of Malaysia. Discuss his statement [Refer Appendix: Article 2].

Tutorial 3: Economic planning of Malaysia
1. What are the major objectives of New Economic Policy (NEP) and what are the government’s efforts to achieve those objectives? 2. What are the main focuses of National Development Policy (NDP)? 3. What are the challenges of Vision 2020?

4. “New leader, new style”. Discuss this statement with reference to Abdullah Badawi, Dr. Mahathir and Najib Razak approaches to economic development and planning.

Tutorial 4: Industrialization (Industrialization strategies and challenges) 1. Elaborate the problems during the early phrases of import-substitution industrialization (ISI) in Malaysia. 2. Rising labor cost could make Malaysia’s...