Click and be rewarded


Recently, two websites have made their debut in Malaysian cyberspace – Currentbuzz and Mygravytrain. The former is an aggregator of trending topics online. As the name suggests, the content is “current” and has a lot of “buzz” in them. Mygravytrain is a click-and-share community, which although is fairly new in Malaysia, has been very popular… Read more >>

HCK Capital Group signs deal with medical school


Recently, HCK Capital Group, which is also involved in the property development and property investment sectors, inked a lease agreement with the Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS). Under the deal, HCK Capital Group which owns a plot of land in Cyberjaya, will build the campus for CUCMS and then lease it to the… Read more >>

Quality over quantity

star medic

Recently, The Star  ran a story about medical schools in Malaysia. I was asked to comment on whether or not there will be a glut of doctors due to the numerous medical schools in the country. SEGi University, where I am the Group Managing Director, also offers medical programmes. I don’t agree that we are… Read more >>

HCK Capital Group Bhd set to diversify


Last week, Sunbiz, the business section of The Sun newspaper carried a story about HCK Capital Group planning to step up its diversification into sectors like food, technology and media. On the same day, Chinese newspaper Nanyang Siang Pau, also carried the same item. Right now, HCK Capital Bhd is largely involved in the manufacturing… Read more >>

The power of social media

A screen capture of my Facebook page

Recently, a minister said the government was doing a feasibility study if Facebook should be banned in Malaysia. This follows some 2,000 public complaints lodged with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission about abuse involving the popular social media site. Fortunately, the Minister has since clarified that Malaysians will continue to access Facebook. From the… Read more >>

The business of hospitality

Nadjib Noui-Mehidi先生领导着酒店管理的部门

We often associate “hospitality” with hotels and airlines. In fact, Malaysia Airlines has coined “Malaysian Hospitality” as part of its branding exercise based on its flight code “MH”.  The truth is, hospitality is also a crucial element in property management, an area which HCK Hospitality Sdn Bhd is involved in. The company is a subsidiary… Read more >>

A diamond in the rough


In late February this year, I bought a sizable stake in public-listed industrial machinery company, Golsta Synergy Bhd. Following that, I made a made a mandatory general offer for the shares I did not yet own, resulting in me owning a 52 per cent stake in the company now. The company has since changed its… Read more >>

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Eat now, work tomorrow

One can dine in soothing ambience in IPO’s outlets

Malaysians love their food. In fact, it is common for us to greet each other by asking “have you eaten?”.  Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures. Our forefathers who came from different parts of the world to settle down here brought together with them, cuisines from their countries of origins. Because of the rich… Read more >>

The joy of giving back

Children play together as it feels like a big family at the Home

As someone who had experienced poverty as a child, I know what it is like to grow up poor. I grew up in Engkilo Village, next to the Rejang River in Sibu. We got by with just enough. My father was a wharf labourer and my mother was a rubber tapper. It is important to… Read more >>

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Riding the digital wave


Recently, a business news portal, Business Insider Malaysia, ran a story about Rev Asia striking a deal to resell advertising space across all of HCK Media’s online publications. Rev Asia, formerly known as Catcha Malaysia, is one of the region’s top media group and is able to reach tens of millions of online users a… Read more >>