Tag Archives: Malaysia

Property investment clubs

More than a decade ago, people were talking about wine investment. Maybe wine investment clubs are still around but I haven’t heard any new development for a very long time. Several years ago, I had my first whiff of a … Continue reading

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Passport to bad English

This story appeared in the Free Malaysia Today website on 15 April 2012. It simply accentuates the depths which the Federal Government have sunk to in their command of the English Language. PETALING JAYA: Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian passports … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt from Syed Kechik’s estate legal battle

There are three lessons to learn from this classic example of intestacy, that is, a situation where someone dies without a Will (or Wasiat in the case of a Muslim). Continue reading

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SMS alerts for credit card usage

This is a positive development in improving the security of credit card usage in Malaysia but it’s still a lot away from implementation: Bank Negara Malaysia will implement SMS alerts for credit card transactions by Jan 1, 2012, in a … Continue reading

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Parr’s passing

Larry Parr had made himself such a familiar face on the local chess circuit that he will be missed by his friends in Malaysia. IN the week that I want to share with you a few games from the recent … Continue reading

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Larry Parr: a reflection

In this Friday’s edition of The Star newspaper, I will be writing a piece about the demise of Larry Parr who passed away on 2 Apr 2011 at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre in Selangor after a short illness. He … 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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Malaysian insurance laws under sections 166 and 167

Well, I learnt something useful today. I’m not an insurance person, so I’ve always found it very confusing when trying to deal with the types of nominations under the important sections 166 and 167 of the Malaysian Insurance Act 1996. … Continue reading

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Perak chess kicks off

Kinta leg draws an impressive crowd. LAST Sunday, I dropped by the Kinta leg of the Tan Sri Lee Loy Seng Perak chess grand prix. This was the first leg to kick off the grand prix, and it was also … Continue reading

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Graduate unemployment

This is from a Bernama report today. The Ministry of Higher Education cited a study by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers to give the top five reasons for unemployment among university graduates. The first two reasons are a lack of … Continue reading

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