Monthly Archives: March 2007

Legal tussle

This just in … a news item in today’s The New Straits Times. I’ll be reproducing it verbatim and won’t be making any comments on it as the item is self-explanatory: KUALA LUMPUR: Two rival companies which specialise in the … Continue reading

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Picking up after a job loss

Not long ago, my friend, Raymond, was living through a personal crisis. I bumped into him recently. The last time I met him, he was with a well-known local company bringing in impressive sales. He is still in the sales … Continue reading

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Shattered dream

I had a telephone call from a friend last week. He was telling me about the problems that one of his friends, a lady, was facing since the death of her husband several years ago. Their children were still minors … Continue reading

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Sub-prime

When the world markets slid last week, one of the reasons suggested for the slide was nervousness centering on the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market in the United States. Now, what is a sub-prime mortgage market? According to definitions, … Continue reading

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Penang

I’ve just created a new category for this blog and I call it Penang because I’m a proud Penangite and I will always care for this place called Penang. I’ve also transferred a few pertinent stories from the General category … Continue reading

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Najib on English proficiency

In an article in today’s The Sunday Star (18 Mar 2007), Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak was asked: What do you think can be done to improve the level of English in the country? “I think we … Continue reading

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RapidPenang?

I stay on the mainland but that does not mean I’m insensitive to the transportation problems faced by my insular island cousins. On the contrary, as one that grew up on the island before transplanting myself to the mainland some … Continue reading

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Malaysia-US FTA

My wife asked me yesterday whether I had read the Letter To The Editor which the FMM President had released to the newspapers. So I went to the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturer’s website and saw that it was already in … Continue reading

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What a diff’rence a day makes

The markets bounced back with a vengeance, spurred by recovery on Wall Street. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index was up by 13.93 points from yesterday’s close. But don’t bet your last dollar that it is the last we’ll see of … Continue reading

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Another job scam

This is not the first time I am writing about job scams but a recent case that was reported in The Star on 14 Mar 2007 certainly took the cake. When a team of police officers raided a house in … Continue reading

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