Monthly Archives: June 2010

Snippets: always be within reach

Always be reachable when you are applying for a job. As mobile phones with pre-paid plans have become rather affordable, getting one would be advisable as you can then be contacted wherever you are. Other points of contact that you … Continue reading

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Lost treasure

I came across this interesting story in The Times newspaper quite some time ago. Do note that the article was written with the United Kingdom in mind. In Malaysia, there is something similar called the Unclaimed Moneys and if your … Continue reading

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Your move, Fischer

Claimants from the far-flung corners of the earth battle for Fischer’s estate. THE great Bobby Fischer may have died more than two years ago but even from his grave in Iceland, he continues to command a lot of attention. The … Continue reading

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When you die owing money…

I haven’t read a clearer story than this one from The Times. It’s so clear that I feel the need to share it with everyone I come across. The gist of the story is that your debts are never written … Continue reading

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Dividing an inheritance

I was reading this Q&A item in The Times newspaper recently. Do bear in mind that as this advice was given by a barrister in England and the circumstances refer to UK law, it may not be totally applicable here … Continue reading

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Will history repeat itself?

I’VE got a feeling that we may see a youngster as national chess champion this year. Some of you will say that we have had young national champions before, and you are not wrong. ( Former national chess champion Edward … Continue reading

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Russian roulette

KHANTY-Mansiysk in the middle of Russian Siberia experiences wide swings in temperature during the course of a year. Historically, the summer temperature is highest at 18°C while the lowest temperature in winter is around -21°C. September may be the last … Continue reading

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Inheritance battle looms in Malaysia

Estate planning for non-Muslims and Muslims can be worlds apart. For Muslims, the Syariah inheritance laws take precedence over any civil considerations. When a Muslim dies, his estate will be subjected to divine laws already laid down in the Quran … Continue reading

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When an estate is too small…

Here’s a real life situation. Some years ago – maybe two years ago – I helped to write someone’s Will. The person wanted to appoint a Trust company as the executor despite being advised that a family member would probably … Continue reading

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