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Beware of the rolling bad apples

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

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.

How’s your appetite for taxes?

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

Risk factors you don’t hear about

Optimistically cautious by ERROL OH
Maybe IPO prospectuses should discuss governance issues too

A tale of two research schemes

Optimistically cautious by Errol Oh
There is a new source of reports on small-caps. But what about the old one?

A forgiving way to boost revenue

Optimistically cautious by Errol Oh
Should Malaysia be inspired by Indonesia’s successful tax amnesty?

Lobbying for the right language

THE Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) turned 20 early this month. Although a relatively young organisation, it can teach others a thing or two about how to effectively represent the nation’s interests on the global stage.

The 300th article – milestone or millstone?

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