The Malaysian government’s primary method to improve quality of life has been taxation. Despite their efforts, there have been very few direct interventions made by the Malaysian government to improve life quality within the federal territories.
The government has also lowered the cost of doing business for local firms, which makes production cheaper. Cheaper products translate into lower cost of living for Malaysian citizens. By regulating the local economy, the government has more control over economic growth than if it had been participating in free market trade.
This has, however, not been received well by most international organizations who favour free market trade.