Finance and Economy

Budget 2013 – What the Govt Doesn’t Want You to Know

There are good reasons why the opposition does not and should not reveal its shadow cabinet. It would be a suicidal mission to do so in a country like Malaysia whereby racial politics and race-based policies are part and parcel of present government which has been ruling since independence. The moment the shadow cabinet is […]

... written on Oct 02 2012

Eiffel Tower, The Most Expensive Structure in Europe

The structure was erected 123 years ago in 1889 and at 320 meters tall (roughly the height of an 80-story building); it is the tallest structure in Paris. It received numerous controversy and criticism from sculptors, architects, painters and whatnot even before its construction. It was ridiculed as a piece of useless and monstrous structure. […]

... written on Aug 23 2012

Abolish Car Excise Taxes – First Step Towards Dismantling Mahathirlogy

Slightly more than three months ago, I wrote an article about the reasons why you shouldn’t buy a car, at least for now. You can read it here. Basically consumers (yes, that’s you, dude) have been taken for a long ride since the introduction of former premier Mahathir’s pet project, Proton, not that it was […]

... written on Jul 24 2012

Debate 2.0 – Guan Eng 4-0 Soi Lek – The Beautiful Goals

Just like how Spain proved herself to be the best team in Euro 2012 final by beating Italy 4-0, yesterday’s Chua Soi Lek vs Lim Guan Eng debate 2.0 saw the same result – Guan Eng beats Soi Lek hands down 4-0. And just like how the Spanish finished Italian’s dream via magnificent four – […]

... written on Jul 09 2012

Panda Diplomacy Stunt Invites Netizens’ Ridicule

Giant Pandas were used as diplomatic gifts for as long as history can remember, dating at least as far back as the 7th century Tang Dynasty, when Empress Wu Zetian sent a pair to the Japanese Mikado Emperor. Just when the pandas thought they won’t get “exported again”, their country did it again in what […]

... written on Jun 16 2012

FGVH IPO – What You Should Know Before Investing

Unlike the era of the 1990s, thanks largely to 1993’s Super Bull Run, you can’t expect to make easy money at IPOs tables nowadays. During the good old days, making 100% profits via IPO was a normal story. Heck, you would probably get laughed at for trumpeting 100% profits. Even if you were very “Sui” […]

... written on Jun 12 2012

Facebook – From Stealing Idea to Cheating Investors?

The story of Facebook was full of controversies – from the moment the company’s birth to its IPO last Friday. Mark Zuckerberg, then 19-year-old, was accused of stealing Facebook’s idea, the source code and the business plan for Facebook in 2003 from Harvard seniors, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. And now the company which was supposed […]

... written on May 24 2012

Drive It To Believe It – The Prevé Accident Story

Weekend joke came early late last Friday when images of newly launched Proton Preve suffering “weird damage” made its way on the internet, filling up forums and social network Facebook, which otherwise should take a “break” from the digital world as netizens taking time off for weekend shopping. After claiming trophies as the best democracy […]

... written on Apr 23 2012

Tax Season – 11 Critical Deductions You Should Know

The 2012 Tax Season is here again and taxpayers (employed individuals) have until April 30 to file their tax returns. Sole proprietor or business partner is luckier as their deadline is June 30. Nevertheless with the e-filing system, you should not wait till the last minute as we’ve heard horror stories about people forgetting to […]

... written on Apr 15 2012

Here’re Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy A New Car Now

Buying a car in Malaysia is an expensive affair. Besides a place called home, car is perhaps the biggest commitment to an average Malaysian. It’s not a fairy tales anymore that an average-Joe could be spending the rest of his life paying installments for his home and car. And we’re not talking about bungalow with […]

... written on Apr 12 2012

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