Monthly Archives: May 2007

Five years

My sister-in-law called me this morning to tell me the good news. The title deed to her house in Simpang Ampat, Penang, was finally with her. It had been a patient wait of almost five years to complete the estate … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s richest

The top 40 wealthiest Malaysians according to the 4 Jun 2007 issue of Forbes Asia magazine: Tan Sri Robert Kuok Hock Nien, 84: US$7.6 billion; Ananda Krishnan, 69: US$7.4 billion; Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong, 90: US$4.3 billion; Tan Sri … Continue reading

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Obituary: Dr Foo Lum Choon, 1917-2007

The Malaysian chess scene was poorer on 16 May 2007 with the passing of Dr Foo Lum Choon. Junior chess players will not know who he was but older chess players will recognise Dr Foo as a pioneer among Malaysian … Continue reading

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Trading or investing?

I once read an interesting observation by a Malaysian investment advisor not so long ago. I can’t place where I have seen it but the gist of his observation was that a common reason – if not the most common … Continue reading

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Risk

This short essay is often attributed to William Arthur Ward (1921-1994), one of America’s great motivational speakers. However, I greatly suspect that the text may be even older and the original author may be someone unknown. Nevertheless, it’s quite interesting … Continue reading

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SMS spams

There is a very interesting tale presently unravelling on Jeff Ooi’s blog, Screenshots, regarding SMS spam messages. Here is my own experience with SMS spams, the latest one occuring at 1.41am this morning. I was woken up from my sleep … Continue reading

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Plan and think of others

Here is an interesting experience that was shared with me by a senior HR person. My appreciation to Ismail: In every company, there are always employees coming to ask their Finance Dept for the pay day and Finance’s normal response … Continue reading

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Rockwills, OSK settlement?

I’ve been hearing on the ground that the court cases between Rockwills Trustee Berhad and OSK Trustee Berhad are heading for settlement soon. An out-of-court settlement perhaps, with both sides dropping all claims? If this is true, this piece of … Continue reading

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In sickness and in death

The past 11 days have not been easy for me and I’ll tell you why. On 3 May 2007 evening, I received a telephone call from a old family friend from Chicago to tell me that his brother had passed … Continue reading

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Going global Malaysia – Update (May 2007)

Here is a comparison of the top 10 largest investment holdings for each of the three global property funds available here in Malaysia: ING Global Real Estate Fund (31 Mar 2007) (Source: ING Funds Distributor, LLC) * Mitsubishi Estate Co … Continue reading

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