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To the point: Shahril (right) fielding questions with ease. With him is Star Media Group Bhd specialist editor M. Shanmugam.
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Shahril steals the show with deft answers

PETALING JAYA: He came to the venue of a talk on the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) unannounced, and without any fanfare – he drove his own car to the car park and walked up to the hall without an entourage of escorts or officials to accompany him.

Shahril: ‘In times of high growth, the conventional fund will give better returns. But in difficult times, the syariah-compliant fund will generate more stable returns.’
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Two-tier returns

Returns from EPF’s conventional and upcoming syariah schemes differ in the short term but are similar over the long term

Huge potential: Yap (second from left) attending a business-matching session with an owner of a company in China. Yap says there is vast business opportunities for the halal market in the republic.

Lay Hong JV partner for China market

XIAN (CHINA): Integrated livestock group Lay Hong Bhd is looking for a joint venture partner in China to manufacture and sell halal processed food products there in its bid to further expand into the overseas market.

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