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Managing success is Pak Lah’s business

THE business community, reading the speech of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to the Umno Youth, Wanita and Puteri on Tuesday, can be forgiven if it is disappointed and surprised that the Deputy Prime Minister had hardly devoted any attention to the economy and business.

One-man news crew

Meet Rian Maelzer, the 'four-in-one' man. He is a cameraman, sound technician, reporter and lighting technician all in one go.

A Malaysian success in Taiwan

B>O/B>NE and a half years have passed since Gamuda Bhd successfully bid for a tender to be part of Taiwan#8217;s massive Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit project. How have the Malaysians fared thus far?

Education of girls a wise investment

By Dr INDRANI MANUEL

Corporate reporting on environs likely by 2007

THE Government is looking at making corporate environmental and social reporting mandatory for local companies around 2007 to ensure greater transparency, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister#8217;s Department Datuk M. Kayveas.

Talk by Body Shop founder in KL

THE Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick will be in Kuala Lumpur next month for an event-packed day.

Indonesian palm oil board to adopt MPOB model

Indonesia is in the midst of converting its national palm oil commission into a full-fledged palm oil board similar to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB).

MAS maintains a steady course

Malaysia Airlines would rise further on the flightpath of its business turnaround plan this year. Itscosts would be reduced by RM1bil in the nextfinancial year, said chief financial officer TengkuAzmil Zahruddin. Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd sawbrisk sales of its Plasma TVs and LCD TVs last year.Its managing director Hiroshi Nakamura expectssales of higher end consumer goods to continue tobe strong this year. ACCA director Tay Kay Luansaid the association aimed to provide guidance onbest practices in financial management.

Seeing the bigger picture

While Securities Commission chairman Datuk ZarinahAnwar thinks many companies do subscribe to theprinciples of good business practices, a lot more can bedone. She shares her thoughts with StarBiz on whycompanies should move from corporate socialresponsibility to corporate responsibility.

Fernandes named among 10 rising Asia leaders

AirAsia Bhd group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes has been named among the 10 rising leaders in Asia.