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Voices

Interviews, opinions, fresh insights and commentary

Ethics in Business: The dethroning of our value system

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“So I have just one wish for you – the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of...
Interview: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on New Malaysia and the rule of law

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Transcript of full interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Firoz: Our first question is about the "New Malaysia." You’ve fought very, very...
Change in Malaysia – Please, just fix the saddle!

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Reform – Separation of Executive - Legislative and Judiciary. These are some of the current buzz words in our political discourse in Malaysia these...
Health sector challenges for the new government

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A friend from United Kingdom was mocking my friends and me on the eve of our 14th general elections, saying sarcastically that we Malaysians...
What the Malaysian election means to me

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The year 2018, it was 9th May – I went into the day with much hope for the future of my country, Malaysia. I...
Axiata makes a Foray into the Digital Space

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Malaysia-based Axiata Group, one of the largest telecom operators in Asia, recently revealed a record-high 2016 revenue of 21.6 billion ringgit, an 8.5-per cent...
Pixaranimationstudios

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Innovation and disruptive thinking have a long tradition in the US, and in most cases this also inspires people in other parts of the...
In grief comes clarity – a tribute

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Ever been in a place in your life where hope and doubt is indiscernible? Been with people where truth and falsehood seem unrecognisable? Seen events where...
‘Education in Malaysia must move towards technology’ – Interview

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We interview the Chairman and Pro-Chancellor of KPJ Healthcare University College (KPJUC), Tan Sri Siti Sadiah Sheikh Bakir, on what it takes to become...
Suu Kyi to get prime minister-like role in Myanmar government

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Aung San Suu Kyi, a recent recipient of the Harvard humanitarian of the year award and a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1991 in...
Setting up shop in the Philippines

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Multinational corporations (MNCs) are finding it increasingly harder to survive in an evermore competitive global economy. The challenges decision makers of the world’s leading...
Modeling is a way of business in real estate

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This is the first in a series of blogs in my Real Estate Operational Performance Series, where I will discuss the benefits of modeling...
Ethics in Business: Your integrity is your collateral

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An interview with the Auditor General of Malaysia, His Excellency Tan Sri Dato' Setia Haji Ambrin bin Buang Prologue “Why should they ask me to put...
Interview with ‘Dr. M’: Leadership in Malaysia – and its abuse (video)

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Investvine met Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, prime minister of Malaysia for 22 years between 1981 to 2003 and today an outspoken critic of the incumbent...
Malaysia has to face its challenges

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The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of MAHSA University in Selangor, Malaysia (and former Director General, Malaysia Ministry of Health) Dr. Tan Sri Ismail Merican talks...
How to invest in Philippine property: A guide for foreigners, expats and OFWs

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Acquiring property in the Philippines, whether it’s a completed condominium or an off-plan unit, is fairly straightforward for foreigners and expats. You just need...
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As Silicon Valley venture capital funding slows down considerably, it's likely to be startups with real business models, product and service offerings that will...
College Simulates The Real World

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Current research reveals that students decide to go to college primarily to improve their employment opportunities. They look to colleges to prepare them not...