Changing landscape of the retail industry
I was born in Malaysia in 1960 and have stayed, studied and worked here all my life. I am a Malaysian citizen by law - this constitutional right is not given by any living or non-living politician, academician or racist bigot.
Since Malaysia achieved independence in 1957, those born in Malaysia and naturalised citizens of all races have played a part in the economic development of this country. The nation’s rapid industrialisation was due to the hard work of responsible politicians, gung-ho entrepreneurs and diligent citizens who just wanted to build a better life for their families.
Capital was scarce in the 1960s. Fortunes were built by those who had access to capital, foreign companies (mostly British) which owned most of the plantation land and local entrepreneurs who pooled their ...