Monthly Archives: March 2011

Zhuo Ren a chess champ at last

Lim Zhuo Ren has succeeded in exorcising chess demons from the past. TWO years ago, Lim Zhuo Ren met with the greatest of his heartaches. At the national closed chess championship of 2009, he was leading a close pack of … Continue reading

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ATM bank fraud

Here is an interesting story from The Star regarding an ATM fraud. Can’t tell how widespread the problem is but judging from the story, it seems that several people have fallen victim to it. Such frauds are actually quite difficult … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s new credit card rules

Finally, I see some initiatives taken by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to address credit card debt in Malaysia and rein in the commercial banks which have contributed much to cardholders’ financial misery! But personally, I feel that the steps are … Continue reading

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Attention on junior players

Young players provide excitement at championships. ONE of the most encouraging signs in local chess is the continuing willingness of the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) to allow their state chess affiliates to play active roles in organising some of the … Continue reading

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Chess prodigies vie for women’s world crown

Former child prodigy emerges as new challenger for the women’s world chess crown. THE biggest prize in women’s chess is the women’s world chess championship crown. Right now, it sits pretty with Hou Yifan, the 17-year-old wonder lass from China. … Continue reading

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Phishing emails

Phishers – the people who steal your online username and password – are getting more ingenious. Continue reading

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A true chess champion

Vietnam’s Le Quang Liem shows the stuff he is made of. IF a champion is someone who has won a competition, how would you define a true champion? To me, it’s very easy: a true champion is one who successfully … Continue reading

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Payday loans

In several parts of the United States, and also in some other countries, there is a type of short-term borrowing commonly known as the payday loan. It’s a type of small cash advances that are meant to tide borrowers over … Continue reading

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