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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

That is a lot of Money for defamation

Based on the local saga Ong sues Tiong for RM500 million.
No matter how one look at it, that seems like a ridiculous amount to ask for.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Paradox talk

Starting from next month onwards bus and taxi fare are up in Malaysia. Depending on destination prices are up from 25-50%. In a torrent of price hikes from electricity to tolls it can be easily forgotten just 10 years ago some of these standard service used to cost half of the present rate -- not counting the impending price hike.

In other words, in a decade the price of a bus ticket went up almost 300% while the standard salary baseline stay almost stagnant with like 10-20% increment. In the meantime though, the public can be assured by the government officials "the new increment will not burden them" again and again.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Work Faster - There's More Work!

Based on a real story.

Now how are you supposed to motivate any worker with more work, when the job in question is almost a dead-end. This is something beyond us.

Maybe that's why some of us might never make it to become a boss in the future.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

You Own the Car, or the Car Owns You?

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There was this chart which was published in a local paper portraying the causes of Malaysian bankruptcies. A staggering more then 50% was attributed to failure to pay car loan installments - that says something about the local situation.

Inadequate public transport systems coupled with very expensive cars forced a lot people to purchase cars which were out of their means. Now that the recession has hit, all hell broke loose.

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