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 >>

CENBET speaking up for a better Malaysia

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The Centre For A Better Tomorrow (CENBET) is a new non-governmental organisation that is starting to gain more attention. It has been vocal on various issues related to moderation and good governance.  These are two areas which are key in ensuring we become a fully developed nation by 2020. It is helmed by Co-Presidents, Lim… Read more >>

Jazz Residences a testament of quality


By this month, buyers will be able to get physical possession of their units at Jazz Residences @ Ara Damansara. The façade work as well as the installation of windows and glass doors for all 174 units has been completed. I visited the site recently and I am glad to note that the contractor has… Read more >>

Golsta property plans subject to greenlight

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The Edge Financial Daily ran a story last week about the possibility of Golsta Synergy Bhd entering the property market in the future. I recently took control of the company through a mandatory general offer. As I told the business daily, this all depends on shareholders’ and regulatory approval. On my private side, my HCK… Read more >>

SEGi’s driving force – The Board of Directors

Seated: Yours truly and Tan Sri Megat. Standing, from left, Goh Leng Chua, Dato Amos Siew, Hew Moi Lan, Dato’ Seri Chee Hong Leong, Nicholas Bloy and Tan Chow Yin.

  Today, SEGi University Group held its annual general meeting (AGM). Looking at the financial statements and reports made me reflect on how an institution with humble beginnings has become a leading tertiary education group boasting a student population of 28,000 and a market capitalisation of over RM1 billion. I think key to SEGi becoming… Read more >>