Monthly Archives: January 2009

Browsing for jobs

You don’t have to be a signed-up member with JobStreet.com in order to browse through the thousands of jobs that are posted daily on the website. For example, when you visit the JobStreet.com country sites in Malaysia, Singapore or the … Continue reading

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State of chess

I WAS doing some reflection this Chinese New Year: making a personal reflection and also reflecting on the world at large in general. Not least, I was also reflecting on the state of chess and the direction it is likely … Continue reading

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Reading the fine print

Good advice in the newspapers. Reading the fine print can save you a lot of heartache and problems especially if you are planning to go on a holiday. It pays to read the fine print because if you don’t, be … Continue reading

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Man who killed wife wants share of her estate

SHAH ALAM, 28 Jan 2009: A former Petronas Carigali geologist who killed his wife is challenging a Syariah High Court decision allowing Amanah Raya Berhad’s application to drop him from the list of beneficiaries of her estate. Muhamad Suhaimi Abdul … Continue reading

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Travel insurance (5)

Compensation and satisfaction You need to protect you and your family in case of unexpected emergencies during your travel. However, you may not be satisfied with the offer made by your insurance company. How do you deal with this? First, … Continue reading

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Eight things to do while jobless

Losing one’s job can be traumatic enough. Not only will it affect your financially, it’s going to be an emotional strain on you and your family. Here are eight things that you should do if you were to go jobless … Continue reading

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Salary search

Most times after a successful job interview, you are hard put to propose a reasonable salary to the employer. If you ask too much, you may be pricing yourself out of the competition while if you ask too low, you … Continue reading

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Do you fit in?

When it comes to hiring new staff, employers have to balance a variety of concerns. Two of these concerns – your skills and experience – are usually answered in your resume which will have told them what they need to … Continue reading

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Asian economies are reeling from global fall-out

An AFP story from Beijing says that Asia’s major economies reported a slew of gloomy news on Thursday showing the global crisis was hitting harder, as export-dependent nations feel the pinch from the worldwide slowdown: China’s economy slowed sharply in … Continue reading

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Rapid fire

The action between two top players at the Penang chess league was fast and furious. THE only hint you’ll get from the picture on the left that this was anything remotely associated with a chess event would be the chess … Continue reading

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