Friday, May 24, 2019

Why Democracy?

“Of the five regimes, democracy is only better than tyranny” - Plato. For many, the ideals of democracy are embodied in universal suffrage – the...

Budget 2017 – An Opportunity to Help our SMEs

The Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Tun Razak is expected to table the Budget 2017 in parliament on 21 October 2016.   ...

Being Critical

“If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it” – Mark Twain People who know me well know that...

Reaping What We Sow

“For whatever you sow, that will you reap” (Galatians 6:7-8) "According to the seed that’s sown, so is the fruit you reap there from” (Samyutta Nikaya) The saying...

The Glory of Entrepreneurship

I grew up in a family where entrepreneurship is shunned and something to be ashamed of. My elder brothers flung their exams and were...

Who’s Calling the Shot?

Tony Soprana, in the hit television series ‘The Sopranos’ famously said, “I'm the motherfuckin' fuckin' one who calls the shots!”. While I don’t condone the...

Making Things to Last

My mobile phone, which is a little over a year old, will not start. That’s the third time in the past one month. I...

Singapore Budget 2016 – Partnering & Transforming for the Future

By Lam Fong Kiew & Edwin Leow, Head of Tax and Tax Director respectively of Nexia TS, Singapore's leading home-grown full service audit and...

Lessons from the Vegetable Seller

My mom has a favourite vegetable seller in the local market. The stall owner is a gregarious lady who is friend to almost everyone...

What Have You Done For Your Country?

Many of us would have heard the most famous quote of US president John F Kennedy: "Ask not what your country can do for...

Lessons From MH370

It is very rare that Malaysia headlines international channels for weeks on end. That's exactly what happened the past few weeks for a very...

G20 drive for global fast internet by 2025

Germany wants to use its presidency of the Group of 20 major economies to promote fast internet for all, agree common technical standards and...