"Malaysia’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth moderated to 4.3% in 2019 — the lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis in 2009. The country’s fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19) GDP growth slowed to 3.6%, which is the lowest in 41 quarters since 3Q09, according to Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) statistics released."
Now we can see the significance of the drop in GDP growth below 4% mark. As the Chinese saying goes, one swallow does not make a spring, the same goes for one slow quarterly growth does make a recession. Unfortunately, many Malaysians are convinced that we will be heading into a recession for the simple fact that none of our Government leaders is concerned about the state of the economy. They are only concerned about their ability to attain & retain power. I sincerely hope that Dr. M would remember the Roman expression, Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and focus his attention on the economy and the rakyat.