Monthly Archives: July 2007

Northern corridor economic region

Great things are in store for Penang. Malaysian prime minister Dato Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will be here tomorrow to launch the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) that empasses Penang, Kedah, Perlis and northern Perak. As a Penangite, I’m absolutely thrilled. … Continue reading

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Moral decay

If you are a parent living in Malaysia or Singapore, I would like to point you to a posting that I’ve just written in my other blog. It’s about moral decay in our society that’s affecting our youths. Normally, I … Continue reading

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Will we be affected by fresh sub-prime worries?

To see the extent of how the world markets are all inter-connected, the various bourses in the Far East are reacting negatively this morning to the sharp overnight drop on Wall Street. Yesterday, the Dow industrials tumbled 312 points on … Continue reading

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Are Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) for you?

Malaysia’s first equity-based exchange traded fund (ETF), launched by the AmInvestment Bank group, made its maiden appearance on the Bursa Malaysia last Thursday (19 July 2007). The introduction of the equity ETF as a viable alternative investment instrument had been … Continue reading

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70,000 wills

This article is taken from The Malaysian Reserve of 13 July 2007. It has also been reported in The Edge Daily website and The China Press: ROCKWILLS International Group chief executive officer Saw Leong Aun said with many Malaysians yet … Continue reading

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Privacy and you

I wrote this article today in the old JobStreet Blog on the WordPress server in my capacity as the Content Manager. The blog has been taken down because WordPress considered our material as too commercial. So, while we at … Continue reading

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Do more

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. – William Arthur Ward (1921-1991)

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Same RM40 billion problem

Every now and then, we are reminded about the unresolved inheritance issues affecting all the races in this country. No one is immune. Just today, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Aziz mentioned again that the … Continue reading

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Irresponsible and unprofessional

Frankly, I’m quite disappointed with the level of professionalism displayed by all banks today. In the quest for profits and more profits, the banks have failed to train their younger staff properly. The trend was seen starting about 10 years … Continue reading

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Professionalism at job interviews

When you are attending a job interview, you are always told to be on your best behaviour. What this usually means is that outwardly, you are expected to dress right for the interview and mind what you do and say. … Continue reading

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