I found a blog that post the statistics from The World Competitiveness Scoreboard 2007 and I think all Malaysian can read this simple graph. The stats show that our efficiency on the scoreboard in term of competitiveness had dropped from 22 (2006) to 23rd. So where did they get the figure of 8?(I know figure of 8 is used for abseilling).
Singapore our neighbor obtained 99.121 points and is placed 2nd after USA. Malaysia only obtain 74.091
PM: Improved economic performance and government efficiency
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia improved its rankings in government efficiency and world competitiveness last year compared with eight years ago, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
The Prime Minister, quoting statistics obtained by the World Competitiveness Yearbook released by the Swiss-based IMD (one of the world’s leading business schools), said Malaysia’s economic performance last year was sixth in the world.
In terms of government efficiency, Abdullah said Malaysia was ranked sixth last year, up from eighth in 2000.
Who are they trying to hoodwink?