Monthly Archives: April 2008

Placing your trust in Wills

I came across this old article, called Placing Trust in Wills, by BhupinderSingh which first appeared in the June 2006 edition of MalaysianBusiness: WILLS and trusts are generally associated with the rich. One company that is bringing these services to … Continue reading

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Milking the dead?

This article Long wait, hefty fees the bane in dealing with ARB by LeeSiewLean points out the danger of appointing an estate administrator without first ascertaining the fees that would be charged. Always shop around, especially if you are writing … Continue reading

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Out of limbo

Audrey Wong IT IS settled: Audrey Wong Su Yi’s position vis-à-vis the World Chess Federation (Fide) regarding her title of woman international master. Wong was our first woman international master (WIM), long before Siti Zulaikha Foudzi became only our second … Continue reading

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Some thoughts to share…

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. THREE. Don’t believe all you hear, … Continue reading

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NST:Private sector prefers 55 years

From the New Straits Times (19 Apr 2008): The private sector is not keen on extending the retirement age from 55 to 60 years. Malaysian Employers Federation executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said the private sector preferred to adopt the present … Continue reading

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Keeping the trophy

I WILL never understand how my oft-absentminded friend ever got involved in playing. He forgets so many things in his life that it’s a wonder that he can remember his chess strategies and tactics, or even how the chess pieces … Continue reading

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NAJIB: Mastery of English vital in attracting investors

An extract of a Bernama news item, as reported in NST Online today: The mastery of English by Malaysians has been an asset to the nation particulary in attracting foreign investors, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. … Continue reading

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Allure of Amber

HOW would you like to have a chess tournament named after you? If you are superstitious, you may be the first to say: “Cheh, touch wood, touch wood!” It’s not common for a person to want a chess tournament named … Continue reading

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Survey: What financial success means to many Malaysians

 Here’s an interesting story, deadlined today (4 Apr 2008).  that I’ve just seen on the Bernama website: Providing For Family & Having Savings Is Financial Success For Many Malaysians A good number of Malaysians define financial success as being able … Continue reading

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Will retirement be boring?

I saw this interesting item on The Star Online this morning and thought it’s a good article to share around: Anyway, here’s the full story: Malaysian men find life as retirees boring, while women are more likely to experience problems … Continue reading

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