From the Home Office in Tanjong Pagar, here's the Top Ten List:
Top Ten effects of Malaysia's capital control measures.
It's bold. It's a gamble. It may be a step forward. It may be a step backward. It may be a long step over the cliff. Only time will tell. But already, the effects are being felt. Good or bad, you decide.
Heeeeeeeeere we go:
10 "Monopoly" money now worth more than Ringgit outside of Malaysia.
9 Former VCD pirates and smugglers now smuggling Ringgit instead.
8 M$1000 & M$500 notes now collector's item.
7 Malaysian narco-dogs now being retrained to smell money.
6 Jack Neo coming out with new movie called "Ringgit no enough".
5 Moneychangers in Malaysia now face arrest under ISA.
4 If you win money in Genting casino, you can only bring it back after a year.
3 If you win a gold medal at the Commonwealth games, you can only bring it back home after a year.
2 Malaysian cops will only accept foreign currency for bribes.
And... (drumroll) the number one effect from Malaysia's capital control measures...
1. Maybank changing its name to Maynotbank.
[Cue music, "We Will Rock You" - Queen]
Contributed and written by Gabriel "Loco Lobo" Goh