Monthly Archives: August 2006

Students must play part to reduce unemployment

You know, we have been told so many times by our Ministers, either in Parliament or in media reports, that there are about 60,000 unemployed graduates in the country. We are also told that 70% of these unemployed graaduates are … Continue reading

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Don’t leave without appointing an executor

I was commenting to my wife two weeks ago that Muslims, as much as non-Muslims, would need to write a Will (more properly called a Wasiat). At the end of the day, everyone who has something to give away when … Continue reading

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The moving finger writes …

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it. Have you heard of Omar Khayyam? … Continue reading

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Fresh graduates: Are you an unemployed statistic?

When JobStreet.com ran a survey among a cross-section of senior managers and managers in multi-national corporations and large local companies in 2005, the results revealed a lot of short-comings among fresh graduates. Here are the top 10 reasons why fresh … Continue reading

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Brush up yer English

In the past few days, I have been working on my presentation material for a resume writing talk that I will be giving to the students of a university in Labuan at the end of this month. I had been … Continue reading

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Property, the ultimate investment

To many people, owning property is the ultimate investment. Their measurement of wealth is the number of landed property that they own. I’m sure you have met such people. Property, of course, is an excellent investment tool. There is no … Continue reading

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Whatever you do, don’t panic!

It took just two stories in the vernacular press a few days ago and a few words from our Prime Minister and the whole Unit Trust industry in Malaysia stood condemned in the eyes of the public. Can you believe … Continue reading

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Lovey dovey

Are you and your spouse a lovey dovey couple? As a lovey dovey couple, did both of you decide that when either of you die, everything you or your spouse own will be given to the survivor? You did? Good. … Continue reading

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You gotta listen to what Tilson says…

Tilson … who? Whitney Tilson, an investment guru from the United States. His company manages three hedge funds and two mutual funds. Recently, I chanced upon an old article of his in the Internet. I felt it was quite interesting; … Continue reading

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Wish list

In the Malaysian context of estate planning for non-Muslims, a Will is probably one of the most useful pieces of document a person can ever have. A Will is a wish list not of things you want to acquire but … Continue reading

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