Monthly Archives: March 2008

Baby who survived accident to inherit RM2m

It was an accident that claimed four lives, and the only survivor of the horror car crash in Tangkak, Johor was a two-month-old baby girl. In last Thursday’s accident, Jolene Bong was flung 10 metres away while her parents, maternal … Continue reading

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Penang Port warns of discontinuing ferry services

The newspapers are giving coverage to this news item. Penang Port is warning that they will discontinue the vehicular ferry services once the Penang Bridge expansion project is completed. This may mean Year 2010. But should the vehicular services be … Continue reading

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Reunion dinner

I RECEIVED a telephone call from Datuk Tan Chin Nam’s office last week. Tan, in case you don’t know, is the president of the Malaysian Chess Federation. The call was an invitation to dinner in Kuala Lumpur. “You must come,” … Continue reading

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Bursa Malaysia: Main, second boards to unify soon

It has been announced by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that Bursa Malaysia’s main and second boards will be combined into a unified board. Also, the Mesdaq market will be transformed into a sponsor-driven market. The two boards would be … Continue reading

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Smooth show

IT’S ALWAYS the case that when tournaments run smoothly without a hitch, it doesn’t make for any excitement. Okay, the success of the event is a credit to the organisers and the tournament director but where is its newsworthiness? I’m … Continue reading

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MySinChew: Gerakan Floored On Last Question

by Stephen Tan, in MySinChew, 17 Mar 2008 The Opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) is now enjoying the electoral euphoria that the Gerakan experienced on May 10, 1969, but the latter was summarily consigned to political oblivion after a period … Continue reading

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TheStar’s Cafe Latte Chat

This is reproduced from today’s The Star newspaper (18 Mar 2008). it’s all about an exclusive response by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to questions received from the newspaper’s readers. It’s well worth documenting but beware…it’s quite long: What’s … Continue reading

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World heritage listing

We will know by July whether George Town, together with Malacca, will be successful in making it to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (Unesco) list of world heritage sites. If successful, George Town and malacca will join … Continue reading

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Star: Majority neglect retirement plans

This is a news item in the Star today. It is a cause of concern, and my comment is that people should look to real financial planners to help plan their retirement and not people selling insurance and unit trusts, … Continue reading

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For the love of the game

Committee members in chess associations give of their time voluntarily. Have you had enough of the general election? I know I have. I’m satiated with the unending news and analysis about what went right or wrong for the political parties. … Continue reading

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