Monthly Archives: January 2008

Nigerian scams

Like viruses, the Nigerian lottery scams or confidence tricks always have interesting mutations or variants. What started out originally as hardcopy letters that suddenly arrived in one’s letter boxes, these scams later progressed to emails. Emails are now the main … Continue reading

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“Fairy tale” offer rejected

It was reported in the New Straits Times today (30 Jan 2008) that the case of an inheritance of an insurance payout left by a woman’s son who died after converting to Islam has been rejected by the woman. Read … Continue reading

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Nina Wang court battle in a nutshell

Here is an interesting take on the Nina Wang court battle to date, as reported by Forbes Asia: The death of Hong Kong’s richest woman triggers a fight over her $4.2 billion fortune. Hong Kong’s richest woman, Nina Wang, died … Continue reading

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English fluency still poor

According to the Malaysian Examinations Council that runs the Malaysian University English Test (MUET), only about 48 percent of candidates were able to achieve Band Three or higher in the latest MUET. The results, which were released late last week, … Continue reading

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EPF contributions until age 75

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will introduce two new initiatives effective 1 Feb 2008 to help improve the employment prospects of members above the age of 55 and to enhance financial security of all members upon retirement. For the first … Continue reading

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Universal selling tactics

I was reading through some old magazines and came across an article on selling. What sort of tactics do companies employ to multiply their profits? There are several universal tactics but generally, they fall under these broad categories: Cross-selling their … Continue reading

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First round to Nina Wang’s siblings

Chinachem Charitable Foundation was accused yesterday of possibly having a “different agenda” when it asked for more time to respond to fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen’s demand to be awarded Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum’s entire estate. Chan’s lawyer, Jonathan … Continue reading

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Using English doesn’t make one less patriotic

BANGI, Jan 8 (Bernama) — Having a good mastery of the English language does not make a Malaysian pro-British or less patriotic, says the wife of the Tunku Mahkota of Johor, Raja Zarith Sofia. Rather, she said, fluency in English … Continue reading

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Fancy being a Chief Beer Officer?

I was surfing the Internet today and I came across a most unlikely position that you may find advertised: that of a Chief Beer Officer (CBO).That’s right, you didn’t read it wrong. A Chief Beer Officer. At the start of … Continue reading

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