Johari: Malaysia’s economic environment positive ahead of GE14

 |Mar 2, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s economic environment and market sentiment remain positive ahead of the upcoming 14th General Elections (GE14), said Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani.

He said the economy had performed well in 2017, posting a 5.9 per cent growth in gross domestic product (GDP) — the second best in Asean after the Philippines, which registered 6.7 per cent.

“The strengthening ringgit, double-digit growth in exports and improved oil prices translate into better revenue for the government.

“Hence, in terms of economic environment, the country is doing fine,” he told reporters after the launch of Takaful Malaysia Digital Strategy here today. — Bernama