Monthly Archives: August 2008

Budget 2009 let-down for middle-class families

Here are excerpts from The Sunday Star (31 Aug 2008) regarding reactions from the middle-class community towards the Budget 2009 unveiled by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in Parliament yesterday. Headlined as “Middle class feels let down by Budget 2009″, … Continue reading

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Chinese gold

A FEW weeks ago, I was complaining that the IGB Arthur Tan memorial Malaysia open chess championship lacked one essential element: the presence of past champions who were willing to come back to defend their titles. In 2004, China’s Ni … Continue reading

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Tense tourney

During the 28th edition of the Merdeka rapid chess open team tournament last weekend, hardly anyone could remember when a rapid chess show had been so tight. We witnessed one of the most nail-biting finale. Two teams were racing neck-to-neck … Continue reading

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Timing is everything

A press release from Hays Australia: Timing is everything and the recruitment process is no different, quickening as employers realise the need to act fast to secure the best candidates, says specialist recruiter Hays. “Candidate shortages are still very evident … Continue reading

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Curtain raiser

The Malaysian Chess Festival kicks off tomorrow with the Merdeka rapid open team tournament. YES, tomorrow is the big day for the Malaysian Chess Festival. I was told that at the last count earlier in the week, there would be … Continue reading

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Tech support? It ain’t easy!

A bit of old humour. A plain computer illiterate once rang Tech Support to report that his computer was faulty: Tech: What’s the problem? Customer: There’s smoke coming out of the power supply. Tech: You’ll need a new power supply. … Continue reading

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Up against Seirawan

Pit your chess skills against one of the world’s best players. WE ARE almost there. Just about a week away from the start of the Malaysian Chess Festival and there’s really good news for chess enthusiasts in the country, especially … Continue reading

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Foreign challenge

Record high entries expected this year at the Malaysia open. I REALLY believe that this year’s IGB Arthur Tan memorial Malaysia open chess championship can surpass all previous editions of the tournament. It’s not only because this is the last … Continue reading

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