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Mek Zhin

starsmebiz@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Mek Zhin

20 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Growing through mentoring

Learning and sharing are a part of an entrepreneur’s journey.

13 Feb 2017 | 7:00 AM

Manufacturing an innovative solution

AFTER years of honing their expertise in manufacturing kitchen equipment, MSM Kitchen Sdn Bhd is now exploring new and innovative products to meet a different need in the market.

Top team: (clockwise from bottom left) Choong, M&D manager Sherry Wong, MSM Group chief executive officer Charles Chan, operations manager Jenn Pan and Chan hope its new products, like the Chef Base seen here, will deliver value to customers. (Right) To the dot: Metal materials are cut to precise measurements to make its kitchen products.
2 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

Bar-ring economic downturns

DURING a time when most businesses are reporting reduced revenue, reduced consumer spending and all kinds of negative impact from a softening market, one industry seems to remain untouched and even thrive.

Comfort away from home: Comfy with a stunning view, Coppersmith is done up to achieve that dream home bar feel.
7 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Your credit score’s out there

Credit reporting agency CTOS has made its consumer credit score report available via phone apps. Your ‘credit-bility’ is now in the public realm, with the agency saying this may encourage people to be more aware and to take charge of their credit health. MEK ZHIN reports.

More often than not, personal financial health is a low priority for most Malaysians, says Chin.
24 Oct 2016 | 7:00 AM

A solid business scent

Adrian Cheong, 27, of The Apothecary, is introducing something new to the Malaysian market — solid cologne. He started making and selling them here last November, and has a toe-hold in Taiwan and Hong Kong. MEK ZHIN talks to him.

14 Oct 2016 | 7:00 AM

EUMCCI: Big plans under way to develop renewable energy in region

OPPORTUNITIES for green technology businesses, particularly in the energy sector, can only increase from this point on as Malaysia, along with most of the region, continues to develop rapidly to achieve developed nation status.

Left: The EU Pavilion had six booths, with some representing a few businesses from their respective countries.Right: Benetello said that the needs of the region will only increase the opportunities for business.
19 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Engaging the millennials

Young workers nowadays have a completely different mindset from previous generations. If employers are to effectively draw and groom talents for the future, then they must learn how to engage these millennials, writes MEK ZHIN.

The younger crowd has a completely different lifestyle, and this needs to be taken into consideration, says Kam.
19 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

The value of a cool workplace

Most people have to spend an inordinate amount of time at the office, so why not make them feel at home? Feruni Ceramiche certainly thinks that a comfortable work environment is an essential investment, writes MEK ZHIN.

Ngei says Feruni believes in providing an environment that is comfortable and encourages a positive lifestyle.
17 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Local mobile virtual network operator eyes Asean market

BUZZME, a Malaysian-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), is celebrating its third anniversary with an eye to expand its presence into the South-East Asian markets beginning with Thailand.

(From left) Kok, Loke, Enabling Asia chairman Datuk Seri Dr Eric Yap and Kewell Yap celebrating Buzzmes third anniversary where they revealed their expansion plans into the South-East Asian markets.
16 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Developer launches third low-medium cost project

SETIA EcoHill will be launching the last of its low-medium cost apartment project, D’Camellia, at the end of this month with confidence in its take-up.

A look at the D'Camellia project site which is located between the D’Cassia and D’Cerrum projects.