Abang Johari Openg says this is because the state is politically stable.
Despite getting RM360 billion and government protection, Proton failed to survive. In the end, it was taken over by a Chinese company that did not even exist in 1985.
The former Kedah menteri besar says good plans and strategies he had put in place were not implemented by Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, who succeeded him after he resigned in 2016.
Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers calls for a maritime port commission to ensure transport charges are regulated to make ports competitive.
He says changes in strategy, an upswing in commodity prices and a little Alibaba 'magic' might save Malaysian ports.
Putrajaya not addressing right issues in quest to build new ports and upgrade existing ones, especially with decline in manufacturing industry, says source.
Professor Jomo Kwame Sundaram says Malaysia's shrinking industries and heavy reliance on its services sector is a sign of failure rather than success.
Not willing to accept that he was wrong and Wawasan 2020 not really workable after twice derailed by oil crises