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Beware of the rolling bad apples

Bank Negara has proposed rules to tighten the financial industry’s employee screening

Cushioning a painful fall

UNLESS we’re trapeze artists, we rarely think about safety nets. That is, until we fall. The thing is, only the luckiest among us never fall. The rest know how it is when we lose control and gravity takes over to send us on a quick and often painful trip downwards.

Divisiveness drains profits

ONCE upon a time in America, some businesses had no problems seeing certain groups of people as no better than canines. In the vast collections of the Library of Congress, there’s a weathered sign that’s said to be distributed to members of a Dallas, Texas-based trade body called the Lonestar Restaurant Association.

The MIA’s quiet unrest

Will the accounting body make a sharp change in direction?

A tough test for audit industry

Optimistically cautious By ERROL OH
With audit exemption here to stay, small accounting firms must change.

Companies Commission should explain its stand

WHAT will change when potentially tens of thousands of small companies in Malaysia are no longer required by law to appoint auditors? Will these companies benefit from not having to bother with annual audits of their financial statements? Will others find it riskier if they have to rely on the companies’ unaudited accounts? And how will audit firms deal with the drop in revenue?

Sorry is not a bad word

ARE apologies taboo in corporate Malaysia? Or are CEOs and boards incapable of publicly owning up to mistakes or failure to do their jobs well? It’s fair to say that sorry seems to be the hardest word for the men and women at the helm of our biggest businesses.

The name-and-shame game

IF A company isn’t bothered about its reputation, it’s safe to assume that the company isn’t meant to be around for long.

How’s your appetite for taxes?

It takes fairness and transparency to sell the sugar tax as a weapon against obesity

Bzzt! Wrong answers, Lay Hong

Optimistically Cautious - By Errol Oh
Why poultry company’s responses to UMA queries led to reprimands, fines.