Aside from sounding like Yusli, a sobering moment would be to have a look at the latest quarterly results of all listed companies, just pick from the bunch any listed firms and you can see the positive earnings growth. Be it finance, plantations, services or exports, most companies are registering significant improvement in revenue and margins. In line with being the best dividend yield paying market in Asia, its time for more stickability with foreign funds.
The country spent 7 long suffering year trying to get rid of the excesses, now we can compete much better, and our ringgit is still a long way from the 2.6 to the USD back in the mid-90s. While we cannot and should not be over-exuberant, we must know how "pretty" we are so that when strangers call us fat and ugly, or bloated, or like now very sexy - we should know who we are and where we stand and not be swayed by sweet nothings.