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TRANSPORTATION There are many forms of transportation in Malaysia, and being an archetypal nation of today's standards, Malaysia can be considered quite well endowed with a great variety of means of transport. Not only can citizens own their own transport, the wide multiplicity of public transport makes traveling uncomplicated and rather comfortable and luxurious. A car may be considered a necessity to many Malaysian families, and some middle to high income families have even up to six cars. It is also more common to spy Malaysian-made cars, especially ones by the brand of Proton, as they are cheap and come in a large array of models, colors and prices. The price difference between a locally manufactured car, and an imported car amounts to approximately RM$40,000 to 45,000; despite the fact both types of cars have the same C.C. and general functions. This may be due to the verity that the Malaysian government has interests in disseminating the local brands, and thus imposes a heavy tax on imported cars. ...read more.


Fundamentally, the government steps in order to curtail prices that may intensify without control. This is to protect the influence of the public, and thus gaining popularity with the public simultaneously. The government also has a major legal say in this matter. Without government interference in high-demand cases such as cars, and public transportation, a domino effect will be caused, with the prices fluctuating rapidly, concluding with a substantial rise in the standard of living. Other means of transport, which are not as exalted as those mentioned above, such as sea travel, are fully private, with exceptions to the erstwhile case of taxes. In conclusion, the transportation sector is only semi-reigned by the government, as the authority of the government needs only to uphold government-related companies, regulate the extent of the prices quoted and maintain the nation's self interest. Trina Soon Shu Yi 0107C39342 SERVICE SECTOR-RETAIL In a multi-racial country such as Malaysia, the assortment of food and clothes are incessant, from traditional to contemporary. ...read more.


It is forever summer in a country like Malaysia, and it is common to see people wearing loose, cool clothing as they go about their daily lives. But as trends change, just about anything goes these days. Clothes and apparel are not a problem in a country like Malaysia, where trends shift as rapidly as the weather in Europe, and there is an almost 100% no government interference in this subject. The inexhaustible vogue and fads are just too cumbersome to keep a close eye on, except for the obvious (e.g., importing leather jackets, which has very diminutive market potential in Malaysia). With such a rich culture and heritage, the people of Malaysia had much to be contented with. The pristine social values and ethics of today are also more acknowledged and accredited. Thus this sector, the retail sector, isn't a forte with the government, as it is very flexible and adaptable, and the government has virtually the slightest or even no stimulus over this sphere. ...read more.

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