Category Archives: General

Fund-raising appeal for Ooi Eow Jin

A call to raise funds for Ooi Eow Jin through Kee Thuan Chye’s play, Swordfish + Concubine Continue reading

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The future direction of JobStreet

So where does JobStreet go from here after divesting its jobs portal business to SEEK Asia? Continue reading

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Reason why JobStreet is selling

This excerpt is extracted from the JobStreet.com Annual Report 2013 which explains the rationale behind the company’s decision to sell their online job portal business to Australia’s SEEK Asia Investment Pte Ltd. SALE OF THE ONLINE JOB PORTAL BUSINESS TO … Continue reading

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English as the medium of instruction

My old school friend, Kee Thuan Chye, wrote an interesting piece below on English proficiency that had appeared in the Free Malaysia Today news portal. I am in agreement with his point of view but I would also like to … Continue reading

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A warning about plastic

Reproducing here part of an article that appeared on Rodale News. 5. Eating and drinking plastic Toss your plastic water bottles into a recycling bin. According to a University of Cincinnati study, the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) found in hard … Continue reading

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Potential landmine in Financial Services Act 2013?

I’m just a lay person where insurance is concerned but I’d like to share here whatever little that I know about the newly introduced Financial Services Act 2013 vis-a-vis the insurance industry. If I am wrong, I am willing to … Continue reading

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Charter of free inquiry

I’m inviting you to read these 10 lines below in good faith: read them and see whether you’d agree with them. Let me just say at the onset too that this is a Charter of Free Inquiry which advises us … Continue reading

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No-pain grammar checks

I’ve just been introduced to a new service on the Internet which claims to help users of the English language with their grammar. You know how difficult this language can be and although I had gone through my education mainly … Continue reading

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Financial Services Act 2013

This is the new Financial Services Act 2013 that I was talking about earlier which came into effect on 30 June 2013. It has implications for the finance industry in Malaysia as a whole as the new FSA2013 replaces several … Continue reading

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Not quite understandable

Why can’t companies write a friendlier note that’s not so couched in officious words to the point that I’ve to read and re-read it several times in order to understand what they’re trying to say? For example, this letter from … Continue reading

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