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 >>

SEGi receives Reader’s Digest Award – again

Datuk Paul Low presenting the award to Emiritus Prof Dr Muhamad Awang.

  Recently, SEGi University Group received Gold at the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Award 2014. Last year, SEGi also received the same award. To me, that is a clear recognition of the Group’s commitment to the provision of quality tertiary education. SEGi University’s Vice-Chancellor, Emeritus Prof Dr Muhamad bin Awang received the award from Minister… Read more >>

Two lessons learned from the Malaysia’s Thomas Cup final event


On the evening of Sunday, May 25, 2014 the entire nation was affected by the final of the most important sporting event in badminton, the Thomas Cup. Malaysia along with fellow finalist, Japan were the dark horses that no one expected would have booked themselves a seat each in the final. Well, at the end… Read more >>

Safeguarding our brand


Having spent a lot of efforts, time, human brain power and of course a fair sum of money to create, build and market our brand, it is time to take stock on how to safeguard the brand. SEGi’s branding exercise has been an on-going activity. So far the results have been within our expectations. However… Read more >>

Do you need a degree to be a successful entrepreneur?


Bloomberg TV posed this question recently to its audience, “Does an entrepreneur need a college degree?” Viewers in the USA were asked to share their views on this topic via Twitter only. The answers received via Twitter from its viewers were analysed and there were essentially three “typical” answers: History tells us “No” so long… Read more >>