Errol Oh Optimistically Cautious

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14 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM

A way to weed out the undesirables

If FIFA does integrity checks on candidates for key posts, shouldn’t listed companies do the same for directors and top managers?

5 Sep 2015 | 7:00 AM

Everybody loves celebrities

KIM Kardashian could have been in town this week, rubbing shoulders with our corporate bigwigs and maybe a business columnist or two. What a missed opportunity. If only the Securities Commission had been savvier about celebrity culture.

25 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM

Understanding Honda’s drive for English

We may be taken for a ride if we have poor language proficiency.

Nazir: ‘English is the global language and as a nation we should declare English language proficiency as our top priority’.
4 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM

A pattern of turbulence

A STRANGE thing happened at Ire-Tex Corp Bhd on Monday, when it had an annual general meeting (AGM) in Penang. The manufacturer of packaging materials surprisingly announced that co-founder and group managing director Datuk Donald Yap Tatt Keat had stepped down.

18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM

Decent CG score, but could do better

JUDGING from a press release last week, the Securities Commission (SC) is pleased with how Malaysia has fared in a well-known biennial assessment of corporate governance in the region.

23 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Lessons from MRT Corp CEO’s surprising resignation

SOMEWHERE in cyberspace, a prominent Malaysian accountant posted this one-line observation on Tuesday: “It takes an accountant to demonstrate what accountability means.”

2 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

A bad time to up profit margins

THE Government hasn’t finished changing the law to pave the way for the introduction of the goods and services tax (GST). The GST Act itself was gazetted on June 19, while several regulations and orders stemming from the act came out on June 30 and July 1.