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Focus Malaysia’s Best Under Billion Awards (BUBA) for the past 3 years, highlighted the outstanding achievements of industry players with the best financial results and shareholder value coupled with strong sustainability and good governance. Taken from my Facebook posting on 28 Nov 2018.

ONLY THE TRULY BEST SHALL SHINE: The Best Under Billion Awards, or BUBA, was conceptualised to honour public companies whose market caps are in the RM150 mil to RM950mil range. That constitutes 80% of all listed entities, in all sectors and industries. Organised annually since 2015 by our business paper FOCUS MALAYSIA, the awards are supported by Bursa Malaysia and the selection process is vetted by KPMG. My Group itself isn't new to winning awards, but it gives me great pleasure to see our peers being recognised for their achievements in various fields at our own media event. To avoid conflict of interests, my companies aren't considered for BUBA awards in any category, and I've personally not attended any of the glittering ceremonies. The spotlight should shine impartially on only the deserving, and the truly best. http://www.focusmalaysia.my/BUBAwards2018

Posted by Clement Hii on Isnin, 26 November 2018

ONLY THE TRULY BEST SHALL SHINE:
The Best Under Billion Awards, or BUBA, was conceptualised to honour public companies whose market caps are in the RM150 mil to RM950mil range. That constitutes 80% of all listed entities, in all sectors and industries. Organised annually since 2015 by our business paper FOCUS MALAYSIA, the awards are supported by Bursa Malaysia and the selection process is vetted by KPMG.
My Group itself isn’t new to winning awards, but it gives me great pleasure to see our peers being recognised for their achievements in various fields at our own media event. To avoid conflict of interests, my companies aren’t considered for BUBA awards in any category, and I’ve personally not attended any of the glittering ceremonies. The spotlight should shine impartially on only the deserving, and the truly best.

http://www.focusmalaysia.my/BUBAwards2018

 

Selected followers’ comments:

Philip Lim: Only truly the best shall shine in a glittering ceremony. Congratulations to the winners and to Focus Malaysia.

Albert Leong Kok Chaw: FOCUS MALAYSIA its name is a Premium that will continue to shine and deliver true facts and valuable knowledge that we readers needed.

Roger Ong: Good initiative to recognize & appreciate their effort. What are the selection criteria for these awards? Something we can try learn from.

 

My other FB postings between 29 Oct 2018 and 4 Nov 2018:

26 Nov 2018

CAN HUMBLE LEADERS BE EFFECTIVE? When I talk to candidates for senior positions, the deal breaker is always an arrogant and over-confident attitude. I look for humility in new hires – fortunately, it’s a trait most of my senior managers have. I believe when a person has humility in his work, he’s prepared to roll up his sleeves and be hands-on with team members. He’s also honest about failures, takes criticisms in stride and uses “we” more often than “me.” I’ve been asked whether an effective leader could be truly humble. There’s this misconception that leadership is all about taking control. But authority can be exerted through influencing, inspiring and supporting, not fear or pressure. It’s wrong to think that a humble manager is someone who’s weak or meek. I’ve seen many successful individuals leading their entities quietly, knowing what they don’t know, and balancing their gentleness with strength.

 

Selected followers’ comments:

Jonathan Keung: A nice person may not necessary be a suitable choice runnng a business whereas a determined focus person may be the right tonic to kick start a business

Chai Moi Moi: Yes, you are right exactly. I agree with you. Humble people work quietly until success. I always like to be humble. An empty tin makes a lot of loud noise. Cheers and be blessed.

Jennifer Chan: I think Tun Mahathir is quite humble but yet can get things done.

 

27 Nov 2018

WHAT ARE YOU STARING AT? As a young entrepreneur, some underlings nicknamed me “Tiger” and I thought it was unfair as I didn’t bite or maul. But they insisted my stare could kill whenever I wasn’t in a good mood. Of course, I’ve mellowed over the decades, and I’ve long decided that staring is an offensive trait, whatever the intent, context or facial expression of the person doing the gaping. We all know it’s fine to look at someone because it’s natural, but when we overdo it, it becomes rude. It’s even ruder to stare for an obvious reason – at a person who’s deformed, handicapped or overweight, for instance. Manners dictate that we should make those around us feel at ease, and constantly gazing at them isn’t going to help. Have you been guilty of staring or have you often been stared at?

 

Selected followers’ comments:

Agatha Tan: I had enough of stares when I brought my younger son out when he was a toddler due to his uncontrolled outburst due to born with congenital hydrocephalus. Never stare but offer an understanding smile instead!

Linda Cheung: A female friend told me that she feels uncomfortable when stared at by guys… who are not so good looking but is ok when the guys are handsome. Double standards right?

YK Cheah: Yes I am always guilty as l like staring at beautiful beings. Of course you must do it stealthily. To me a thing of beauty is a joy forever.

 

29 Nov 2018

LOCAL INSTITUTION, GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: Alliance Bank recently posted its highest revenue growth in five years, and Mr Joel Kornreich, its Group CEO since early 2015, is obviously the main driving force. With small medium enterprises as its core clients, the bank has implemented transformation programs to scale up its competitive edge. Our HCK Group is benefiting from the bank’s innovative funding for an education city we’re building, with a GDV of RM1.3 billion. Kornreich’s fruitful helming of Alliance, backed by capable local team members, like Head of Corporate, Commercials & Transactions Jeff Tham (pic), shows expatriates can shine even in highly regulated industries such as banking. Besides, they’ve to delicately work across different business cultures. Global entrepreneurs like Kornreich bring with them the much-needed global perspective and multicultural connections that add good value to local initiatives.

 

Selected followers’ comments:

Philip Lim: Yes, we do see many talents among the expatriates but let’s be wary of the fact that there may be also some ‘cari makan’ expatriates out there whom we can do without.

Albert Leong Kok Chaw: Bankers with entrepreneurial mindset will definitely help its borrowers to grow which creates mutual beneficial relationship.

Andrew Amaladoss: Not all expatriates can adapt to local conditions and then drive and transform local businesses to higher levels of success.

 

30 Nov 2018

THINGS WE LEARNED FROM OUR PARENTS: I was thinking about some of the life lessons I could share here, when it popped in my head that my own parents had impacted my life in more profound ways than I’d realised. They were humble and honest folks who worked hard to provide for their 8 children. They were rare jewels who loved the Lord and spent a lot of time in church and prayers. In the end, both of them suffered from cancer, and watching their decline was extremely painful for all of us. I’ve always regretted they were not around to see me rapidly expand my horizons in the last 15 years. The main values my siblings and I learned from our late parents, especially my beautiful mum, were to speak the truth and be frugal. I’ve no doubt that no matter how far we’ve come in life, our parents are there in us.

 

Selected followers’ comments:

Dolly Tommy: So true,Mr.Clement they’ re not only smiling at you from above beside they’re feel very proud of you with what you have do helping the people who really needs your help like the charity works..

Jennifer Chan: Whose look do you inherit? Your father or mother? I think you inherited more of your late mum’s genes.

Linda Cheung: Nice photo. Don’t worry about them not seeing you fly. They are secretly smiling from above.

 

1 Dec 2018

GOOD CUT, BUT IS IT CLEAN? I’ve no qualms about going to an Indian barber for my RM11 haircut. But there’s some legitimate concerns about the cleanliness of barber shops and hair salons. The other day, I noticed that the combs and scissors looked unclean, with hair remnants from previous clients. The barber had kind of dusted the tools, but they still didn’t seem hygienic enough. There might be a possibility of contracting diseases if the blades aren’t cleaned properly, and lice and dandruff could be passed on. I’ve avoided the risk by keeping and using my own set of tools at my regular salon. It’s rightly said that “cleanliness is next to godliness” and I think it also means getting a clean haircut.

 

Selected followers’ comments:

Willson Tan: When one is poor, one doesnt have choice or care much as this is the only barber shop to go and i do believe if something is meant to happen, it will, so just go with the flow

Doris Wong: These must be the only times someone could turn and twist your head around and gets away with it!

Birtha Blasius: An awesome TS giving us good example too. Gorgeous Saturday afternoon to you TS and all.

 

2 Dec 2018

UNDERPRIVILEGED, BUT THEY’RE NOT ALONE: It isn’t just about providing a shelter and an education. We want the kids at the Children Home run by my charity arm to have social interactions and learn new things. Activities such as the Brain Gym conducted recently by Apex Club of PJ (pic) help to build self-confidence. Raising the underprivileged kids takes a lot of parental skills and patience, and I’ve left it entirely in the good hands of manager Diana Ooi and her team. Each of the kids has a heart-wreaking story to tell. They don’t deserve the brokenness life has given them at such a young age. I know they desperately need good role models – perhaps my senior staff and I should spend more time with them. The Home is incredibly fortunate to have voluntary groups like Apex who’re ever ready to offer altruistic services and time. We shouldn’t leave the orphaned or marginalised kids to carry their burden alone.

 

Selected followers’ comments:

Latha Ravindran: Perhaps some of us from this platform can conduct workshops for them on Sundays. At least a small contribution on our part. I will be glad to do one session.

Roger Ong: Very magnanimous to help society in need. Giving the children a future is wonderful initiative.

Santa Kumari: God Bless. Good guidance , very well taken care the children. Beautiful.

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