Growth forecasts have been downgraded for most countries, says the Bank.
The record-breaking trade surplus came as global commodity prices rallied and traders took advantage of eased restrictions.
The World Bank sees a greater downside risk in Indonesia following the emergence of more contagious COVID-19 variants.
oreign direct investment (FDI) into Malaysia recorded a net inflow of RM14.6 billion in 2020, down 54.8 per cent from RM32.4 billion in 2019, the lowest since 2009.
The G7 members should concentrate on working to ensure a more equal and fairer world rather than telling others what to do.
The new tax regulation - which almost doubles the income tax - on the country's private schools will be a big blow.