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BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease (CVD) related deaths is not only the prime cause of mortality in the world, it has also continued to increase in the low and middle income countries. Hence, this study examines the relationship between CVD risk factors and socioeconomic variables in Malaysia, which is a rapidly growing middle income nation undergoing(More)
A sample of Malaysians in the Klang Valley indicating their decision on becoming unrelated living kidney donors was surveyed regarding huge amounts of financial incentives to be rewarded to them. From the 1310 respondents, 72.1% said "no" on becoming a living donor. The reason "I don't think humans can live with only one kidney" scored the highest (35.6%),(More)
This paper seeks to examine the drivers of R&D collaboration between firms and universities and research institutes using a sample of automotive, biotechnology and electronics firms from Malaysia. The Probit regression results indicate that R&D intensity, openness to R&D as measured by partner diversity, access to wider range of channels of information, and(More)
ISIS Malaysia was set up in 1983 as a nonprofit private company. In essence, ISIS Malaysia is the country's first think tank. Its primary concern is with the study of policy in five central areas of interest. Universiti Malaya is Malaysia's oldest university. It was established in April 1949 in Singapore with the merger of the King Edward VII College of(More)
This paper seeks to compare the export and technological capabilities generated by foreign and local electronics firms in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, and to explain their determinants. FDI has been the key driver of electronics exports in all three economies. While the data available prevented an assessment of the role of FDI in technology diffusion(More)
Rapid industrialisation in Asia is generating significant new demand for raw materials and pressure on local, regional and global environments. In the future these demands and pressures are expected to increase markedly. Informing these concerns are models of development that assume that economic growth follows a pattern leading to a convergence between the(More)
The growing shortage in human organs has raised serious concerns. To address this problem, we examine in this article the association between demographic and socioeconomic factors, and respondents' willingness to donate cadaveric organs using a large survey of Malaysian adults aged 18 years and above.A convenience sampling method was used to extract(More)
This paper compares the performance of small and medium size subcontractors in the machine tools industry in two different regions of Malaysia, Penang state and Kelang Valley. It is shown that while Penang state has developed a fairly successful small and medium subcontracting industry, Kelang Valley has not. The difference in performance (measured by(More)