A visitor walks under Chinese lanterns and decorations displayed at a shopping mall ahead of the Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur on January 20, 2014. The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and marks the beginning of the Spring Festival holiday.
A visitor walks under Chinese lanterns and decorations displayed at a shopping mall ahead of the Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur on January 20, 2014. The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and marks the beginning of the Spring Festival holiday. - 
Listen To The Story
Marketplace

Malaysia's southern state of Johor is moving weekends to Friday and Saturday, so the state's Muslim population can attend Friday prayer. Private companies can choose whether to move their weekends to Friday as well, but Malaysians are divided on the issue - and it could impact investment from foreign companies.

“I think the best compliment I can give is not to say how much your programs have taught me (a ton), but how much Marketplace has motivated me to go out and teach myself.” – Michael in Arlington, VA

As a nonprofit news organization, what matters to us is the same thing that matters to you: being a source for trustworthy, independent news that makes people smarter about business and the economy. So if Marketplace has helped you understand the economy better, make more informed financial decisions or just encouraged you to think differently, we’re asking you to give a little something back.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.