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Transmile still making waves

THE Transmile Group Bhd saga is probably still a long way from achieving closure, but a recent court decision shows that the ripples caused by the former stock market darling’s accounting irregularities and its subsequent collapse, are still being felt in corporate Malaysia.

How auditors get a good night’s sleep

LAST week, this column looked at the fact that almost 30 companies, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed on Bursa Malaysia have issued 2016 accounts that come with independent auditor’s reports in the revamped format.

Has anyone noticed the new audit reports?

Auditors now have to discuss key matters. We should pay more attention.

New Auditor-General’s demanding mandate

TODAY is only the third day of Tan Sri Dr Madinah Mohamad’s two-year term as Auditor-General (AG). And yet, there is already scepticism out there about her ability to do the job well.

Will Trump’s order cause disorder?

Optimistically cautious - By Errol Oh
Let’s hope the president is right in wanting to replace the Dodd-Frank Act

Let’s light up palm oil history

THE Malaysian palm oil industry turns 100 this year. Pinpointing the start of an industry this old is often tricky, but in this case, the birth is widely recognised as the first time that oil palm was planted commercially in this country.

The 300th article – milestone or millstone?

Optimistically cautious - By Errol Oh
Nahhh, this columnist isn’t going away just yet, and here’s why

Who needs to be audited?

A QUIET but divisive debate has been going on in some corners of Malaysian business for the past two months. Here’s the topic: Should it still be mandatory for small companies to have their annual accounts audited? And just underneath is another question that may have a deeper impact: What is the value of the external audit?

Are you a human trafficker?

The fight against forced labour may be costly but it’s necessary

A surprise move to register CFOs

MALAYSIAN Institute of Accountants (MIA) president Datuk Mohammad Faiz Azmi revealed something surprising when interviewed by Bernama recently.