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The slump in the price of crude oil: a call to review Malaysian revenue law and fiscal policies

Hingun, Mohsin and Olaitan Sarafadeen, Nafiu and Petseteye Christiane, Tedongmo (2015) The slump in the price of crude oil: a call to review Malaysian revenue law and fiscal policies. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities, 23 (S). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0128-7702

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Global oil prices have fallen sharply, leading to significant revenue shortfalls in many energy exporting nations. It should be recalled that from 2010 until mid-2014, world oil prices had been fairly stable, at around $110 a barrel. But since June last year, prices have more than halved. The questions that are being raised by some stakeholders centre on the reason for the falling price of oil. This paper looks at the potential long term solutions in a climate of persisting lower oil prices. The objectives of this paper are to draw attention to the implications of the plunging oil prices in the way that it affects Malaysia particularly, to show how Malaysia's reliance on oil exports could become a drag on its economy, to analyse implications policymakers should address on the impact of lesser oil revenues on the economy and to focus on the remedial measures potentially available to them through appropriate legal mechanisms, particularly tapping alternative sources of revenue. The methodology includes an examination of the laws and policies relating to income and expenditures and a consideration of mechanisms employed by other countries in raising revenue which are of relevance to Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5829/49223
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian Economy, Declining Oil Revenue, Revenue Policies, Revenue Laws
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Mohsin Hingun
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 00:13
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49223

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