Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Trusting Zeti...

PM Najib has every reason to congratulate Zeti Akhtar Aziz for steering Bank Negara Malaysia as among the world's best-managed central banks.

And we should be proud of her too. Only a few women possess such a credible talent and knowledge for that job.

It means our banking system is well-recognised as vibrant, the economy moves in the right direction while our foreign debts, if any, is manageable.

However, there are still unpleasant remarks to undermine the fact and figure, such as "our experts are not telling us the whole truth about the actual situation of the economy..." or "of course we have to blanket some negative elements about the economy or we would see massive capital outflows..."

Be wise, please. Our growth and economic indexes are monitored by the World Bank, IMF and other internationally-recognised bodies, and they never lied with their findings and analysis.


KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia’s governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz maintains her position among the heads of the central banks named by Global Finance magazine as the World’s Best Central Bankers over the past year. Zeti was one of the six heads of central bank scoring an “A” in the Central Banker Report Card published by Global Finance. She scored an “A” last year and also in 2010. The other heads of the central banks who maintained the “A” score include Amando Tetangco Jr of the Philippines, Taiwan’s Fai-Nan Perng, Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens, and Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer. A newcomer was Mark Carney of Canada, who last year received a “B+”.

Meanwhile, the US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke improved his score to “B” from “C” last year. The “Central Banker Report Card” feature, published annually by Global Finance since 1994, grades Central Bank Governors of 50 key countries (and the European Central Bank) on an “A” to “F” scale for success in areas such as inflation control, economic growth goals, currency stability and interest rate management.

“A” represents an excellent performance down through “F” for outright failure. Subjective criteria also apply.Said Global Finance publisher Joseph Giarraputo: “During one of the toughest years on record, the World’s Central Bankers were tested as never before. “Every year, we assess the determination of Central Bankers to stand up to political interference, and their efforts at influencing their governments on such issues as spending and economic openness to foreign investment and financial services.” - Bernama


mat lincoln said...

its part of the opposition's job to reject anything the govt does until they form their own govt and appoints their own finance minister and central bank governor.

what have they said about our economy thus far? all bad to them.

penangan said...

salam tn,

memang ketokohan tan sri zeti tiada tandingannya berbanding kebanyakan gabenor bank pusat negara lain. kita amat berbangga dengan pencapaian serta semangat gigihnya menerajui BNM ke tahap yang ada hari ini.

bagaimanapun, sudah menjadi lumrah ada pihak yang iri hati dan tidak senang dengan apa yang dilakukannya, termasuk terhadap usaha kerajaan meningkatkan pemacuan ekonomi dan kewangan negara.

mereka hanya memandang sepi segala niat baik kerajaan dalam membangunkan sahsiah serta ikhtisad rakyat tanpa sedikit pun mengatakan bahawa usaha ini memang memberi kesan.

mereka tidak langsung dapat melihat kebaikan dalam setiap usaha yang dibuat, kecuali menempelaknya.

3-corner said...

sooner or later, they will claim that they are the ones who built bank negara!

Anonymous said...

its a great honor to have this woman with us.

compared with some bankers in the developed nations, including the US, we can be proud of her.

what a woman she is!

Anonymous said...

have you ever heard what they said about BNM?

- BNM is just another jewish build up!

pro-Pakatan said...


letak je sapa2 kat situ, dah tentu boleh buat kerja punya.

takyah la dabik dada.

pakatan boleh buat lebih baik daripada ini!

Anonymous said...


congrats tan sri!

Anonymous said...

"Only a few women possess such a credible talent and knowledge for that job"

????? are you serious bro?

caddy said...

i salute her for the good job, hoping she will deliver better results.

grandma said...

yes, she is the best so far.

however, still plenty to be done to enhance our banking system.

bank negara must look into some loopholes and regulate a 'consumer-friendly' environment for the rakyat

biskut makmur said...


semoga malaysia terus makmur.

Anonymous said...

if she can pool herself in the group, she is a real elite.

but she must not be carried away. malaysian economy is so fragile. hope she understands