Monday, October 27, 2008

My interview with an American Jew in M' sia

My friend Beng Ching just called and said I interviewed US economist Paul Krugman for the Sin Chew Daily (formerly known as Sin Chew Jit Poh) before. I certainly remember the one-to-one exclusive interview was conducted at the Palace of Golden Horses hotel in 1999 but I can not recall the exact date. I am sure those who are interested can still find the published interview in the archive of the Chinese newspaper. Krugman, the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Economics, is a Jew who supported the institution of a capital control regime for a limited period of time in Malaysia during the 1997/98 financial crisis in Asia.

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