IDEAS' director says the government won't reduce the national debt by much through the sale of non-essential properties.
Governing a country in the 21st century by appointing advisers, committees or task forces is also costly and will bleed our national coffers even more.
RSN Rayer urges government to bar politicians from government-linked companies.
Johor Menteri Besar Sahruddin Jamal says he will make an announcement once the state exco discusses the long-standing issue.
The government should sell loss-making enterprises instead of entrusting civil servants to turn them around.
Maria Chin Abdullah warns against costly bailouts, similar to those after the 1997 financial crisis.
Sulaiman Mahbob says what is important is to study the role of GLCs in totality.
Divestment will help raise funds to reduce national debt and attract foreign fund managers.
These include the third national car and the privatisation of Khazanah and other GLCs.
The channels for patronage and corruption can be dismantled by placing large numbers of GLC subsidiaries into the private sector.
Michael Jeyakumar says some GLCs are well run and can be used to help workers as well as those from the B40 group.
Universiti Malaya's Terence Gomez says heavy government involvement in the sectors could be abused for patronage politics.
Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan notes that government-linked companies contributed RM130 million in dividends to the Sabah government last year.
The chief minister says the state wants to focus on the root causes of the problems faced by GLCs before carrying out a restructuring exercise.
Don’t sideline politicians just because they are politicians and don’t appoint professionals just simply because they are professionals.
Centre for a Better Tomorrow expresses concern over recent appointments of politicians to lead GLCs, saying only qualified professionals should head these firms and agencies.
A group of NGOs and think tanks voice concern over the slow progress of reforms in GLCs and criticise Pakatan Harapan for reneging on its promise to not appoint politicians to such companies.
Edmund Terence Gomez says Penang must also reveal why other state GLCs need funding as well.
Chief minister responds to calls by backbenchers for state GLCs to be cut down or restructured to save money by saying the GLCs helped put Penang where it is today.
'Advice is given but not necessarily taken.'
The former minister says it’s best to take the politics out of government-linked companies and that people are rejecting politics-centric governance.
Economist questions why government following what previous administration did despite saying it wanted to reform GLCs.
UM's Terence Gomez says no reform committee has been set up to review GLCs.
The Rembau MP says Khazanah today is different from what it was during Dr Mahathir’s earlier stint as PM and that business models of the 1990s will not apply.