Watch – Malaysian economy continues to thrive

As the economic recession continues to bite Europe, in Malaysia the economy is on track of achieving a five per cent growth for the year.

Government reforms, a special task force identifying key industries for growth, such as education, health care and approved multi-billion dollar development projects across the country, are policies that have created a healthy economy.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from the state of Penang on how it is thriving from the economic boom: