PETALING JAYA: A five-member independent tribunal will decide on May 24 if it has jurisdiction to investigate six former Election Commission (EC) members over allegations of misconduct in relation to the 14th general election (GE14) last year. R. Kengadharan, who represents former EC member Datuk Leo Chong Cheong, said when contacted today that he received a letter from the tribunal on the matter. The other ex-EC members are Tan Sri Othman Mahmood, Datuk Md Yusop Mansor, Datuk Abdul Aziz Khalidin, Datuk Sulaiman Narawi, Datuk K. Bala Singam. Attorney-General Tommy Thomas had said in January the members of the tribunal, appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in accordance with Articles 114(3), 125(3) and 125(4) of the Federal Constitution, are retired judges of the Federal Court, namely Tan Sri Amar Steve Shim Lip Kiong, who will be the chairman, Tan Sri Zaleha Zahari, Tan Sri Suriyadi Halim Omar, Tan Sri Jeffrey Tan Kok Wha and Datuk Dr Prasad Sandosham Abraham. He said the counsel … [Read more...] about Tribunal to decide if it can probe former EC members
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MANILA, Philippines — Most can attest to moms being the nurturers of families, and providers of affection, love and care. But through the years, they continue to reinvent themselves — breaking stereotypes in society, taking on multifaceted roles, and showing strength amid tenderness. So when it comes to making and saving money, moms surely can. In celebration of Mother’s Day, meet two moms who have bravely stepped up, brought their A-games, and raised their children while providing for their families. Mommy Chrys: The wise spender Chrys learned to be a wise spender by minimizing spending in small things that add up. Photo Courtesy of Chrys Esguerra del Monte Imagine separating from your husband at the height of the Asian Financial Crisis — a period that gripped most of East and Southeast Asia in the late 90s — with two very young daughters to raise alone. Sounds difficult? Maria Chrystia Esguerra del Monte, now 50, went through all these … [Read more...] about When it comes to saving, managing and growing money, moms can!
MADE specially for the Hari-Raya season, Bata Malaysia’s latest collection has something for each member of the family, as the collection features an array of footwear along with bags for both men and women. Themed “Bond in Style This Raya”, Bata Malaysia presents a line of offerings that clearly defines their style when it comes to standing apart from previous years. In 2019, the footwear giant has aimed to create new, rewarding and memorable style moments that can be shared among family members through its latest offerings. Celebrity couple Amyra Rosli and Amar Baharin have also teamed up with the company to promote this year’s exquisite collection as campaign ambassadors. This follows their recent engagement as the ambassadors for Bata Fashion Weekend 2019, which took place in Prague, Czech Republic. In a bid to place further importance on the act of giving this Raya, Bata Malaysia is giving away charming Marie Claire watches in three different designs and … [Read more...] about Festive styles for the entire family
FAMILY businesses are “stronger financially, have higher stakeholders, live longer and are more trusted by the public, Harvard Business Review says, a finding endorsed by Credit Suisse and EY. Despite superior performance metrics compared with non-family companies, family businesses don’t enjoy corporate longevity. One of the oldest FOBs worldwide is Hoshi Ryokan, a Japanese inn, founded in 718 and run by the same family for 46 generations. Other family business centurions are US-owned Hallmark Cards Inc established in 1910 and Germany’s KASTO Maschinenbau, a global sawing and storage technology specialist which celebrated its 175th birthday this year. Transience is the norm, for most family businesses. Only 30% of family businesses last into a second generation, 12% reach the third and a niggardly 3% get to the fourth generation and beyond, data by the Family Business Institute shows. Family businesses face unique management issues: separating family and work … [Read more...] about Yin and yang of family businesses
JOHOR BARU: Former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (pix) today stressed that he himself, or family members or any individuals including his former officers should be charged if they are found infringing the law. He said his stand is nothing new as he has been consistent from the start and had even informed enforcement agencies about it. “I am consistent about my former officers from the start, whether it is my officers, former officers, my family or myself ... we cannot put ourselves above the law. “If they are wrong, investigate and charge them in court ... but do not link politics with me as I have been consistent from the beginning, what is wrong, is wrong ... if they break the law, just do not try to victimise them,” he said. Hishammuddin, who is also Sembrong Umno division head, was met by reporters after attending the Johor Umno Liaison Meeting here today. Today, the Putrajaya magistrate’s court issued a three-day remand order against … [Read more...] about Charge me, my family or ex-officers if we violate the law: Hishammuddin