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  • Rewards and Motivation Among Administrators of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Unisza): An Empirical Study

    The aim of this paper is to examine effect of rewards and employees' motivation among administrators of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA). Reward and motivation are relying upon in many countries to induce changes in higher education. One of the ways to heighten the motivation is through effective reward system. Reward prescribes two important dimensions consist of extrinsic and intrinsic. ...

  • The Eternal Optimist

    Datuk Dr Mahani Zainal Abidin, the Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia tells Sharmila Valli Narayanan the relevance and importance of think tanks like ISIS for Malaysia, what Malaysia did right and where it went wrong in our push or industrialisation and explains why Scarlett O'Hara is her role model. Oprah once said that 50 is the new 30. Datuk ...

  • Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohd Tahir: Can He Drive Proton Forward?

    WHEN Proton Holdings Bhd's supremo Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff made a sudden departure from the company in July 2005, he left behind a much-publicised vacant position. In less than a month, numerous names had been proposed. Only some 40 names were shortlisted, and in the end, only one stood out - that of Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohd Tahir, the former executive director of second national ...

  • A Global Malaysian Concern

    `FRIENDS began in 1998, probably the worst time for any business to begin. Much of Asia was in financial crisis. Clients were slashing budgets to the point where many stopped advertising altogether. Our biggest job was to design a bookmark.' That is how Friends Worldwide, consisting of Friends Advertising & Communications Sdn Bhd and Friends Recruitment & Design Sdn Bhd, described its...

  • Around the World

    Malaysia crowns its 13th monarch KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin was crowned Malaysia's 13th king Wednesday in a traditional ceremony filled with pomp and pageantry, becoming the second-youngest monarch.

  • What Will the New Year Bring?

    WHILE the stock market has remained relatively quiet throughout 2005, there was no dearth of significant developments in the corporate sector. Be it a hostile takeover, the removal of a long- serving chieftain or a sector becoming en vogue because of a new technological finding, these developments have added spark to an otherwise lethargic market last year. What can one expect in 2006? That would ...

  • Proton Revs Up

    AFTER several years on the slow lane, Proton Holdings Bhd turns the corner with strong profits, rising sales, and a pleasant dividend surprise. THE road ahead should be less bumpy for Malaysia's first national car company Proton Holdings Bhd given the surge of optimism over its last financial numbers: an outperforming net profit, generous dividend payouts and robust sales.

  • A Skipper for Team Proton

    NATIONAL carmaker Proton is looking to turn its fortunes around with the installation of a new managing director (MD). Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohd Tahir was brought in from rival Perodua where he was executive director. Proton Chairman Datuk Mohammed Azlan Hashim introduced the new MD and also announced the designation of Datuk Kisai Rahmat as executive director (manufacturing and engineering)...

  • A Sumptuous Old-World Holiday

    Seri Chenang Resort & Spa Langkawi is the newest addition to the resort landscape of the legendary island. Capturing the grandeur and splendour of the beautiful Malay heritage houses, it offers luxury and tranquillity steeped in tradition. The idyllic island resort of Langkawi needs little introduction. It remains a top tourist destination for both Malaysians and foreign tourists alike and...

  • Malaysia's 13th King Formally Ascends Throne

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's 13th king formally ascended the throne today, pledging to reign wisely and safeguard the sanctity of Islam in a ceremony marked by traditional Malay rites and imperial pageantry. Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, wearing a regal black jacket embroidered in gold thread and a belt buckle decorated with rubies, was installed as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong - the Malay...

  • An Upgraded Waja to Go with a Savvier Savvy

    PROTON'S ultra compact Savvy has been given a facelift, hardly a year since its introduction back in 2006. The 1.6-litre Waja has also been given a cosmetic makeover to tide the national car company over until a new model is introduced sometime in the middle of this year. The company's Managing Director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohd Tahir said customers can expect some fresh and exciting...

  • Patriotism Is Worth a Saga

    CAR buyers have been given the best-ever National Day present from Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional (Proton) - you need only have RM248 in you pocket now and you could be driving a spanking new Saga Aeroback. This comes in the wake of the national car manufacturer's `ultra-generous' Proton Saga offer of just RM26,999 made in conjunction with this year's 50th year independence celebrations. Proton...

  • Hot Over Solar

    Interest in solar energy swamps that for other renewable-energy sources as Malaysia's Feed-in-Tariff for Renewable Energy programme gets underway. WHEN the nation's Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) for Renewable Energy (RE) mechanism came into effect recently, the limelight went to solar photovoltaic (PV), with the solar PV quota promptly snapped up within hours.

  • Rethinking the Aviation Sector

    The union between Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia could run the risk of degenerating into a monopoly that jeopardises the larger interest of the nation in the aviation and tourism sectors. Before that happens, it would be best to be vigilant. AVIATION-related developments continue to hog the headlines of not only the local media but also internationally.

  • Brave New World: Faces to Watch

    AS the ambitious plan to turn Malaysia into a high-income nation gets into gear, certain personalities, both government and corporate, will be keenly watched for their ability to shape things. Who are they? MALAYSIA prepares to enter a promising new era with the launch of the concluding part of the National Economic Advisory Council's New Economic Model (NEM).

  • Even Mighty Pap Not Spared

    Although the ruling People's Action Party of Singapore won the recent election, it was its worst ever performance in the island- republic's history as the Opposition made greater inroads into the Parliament. Other regional governments would do well to sit up and take notice. NOBODY expected the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) of Singapore to lose the May 7 general polls, and when the results...

  • History Repeats Itself?

    While analysts have dismissed any notion of impropriety in Tenaga Nasional Bhd's purchase of a stake in Integrax Bhd, many still question the wisdom of the move. ONCE again Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB)'s move to secure cheaper supplies of coal to fire its electric-power generators has attracted flak. Memories still linger of TNB's expensive purchase of a coal mine in Kalimantan, Indonesia in 2001...

  • Inculcating Unity

    YAYASAN 1Malaysia, a foundation set up to engage the citizens in working towards the admirable goal of unity, is a noble effort in this day and age of easy provocation. What has it lined up for us? THE QUEST FOR COHESIVE UNITY appears to be the holy grail many nations have embarked upon, with varying degrees of success. For Malaysia, the pursuit of this goal is a vital component if its pursuit of ...

  • In Battle Over Election Laws, Malaysian Opposition Digs In

    Election reform advocates said they would proceed with a rally in a stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, despite warnings from the authorities that such a gathering would be illegal. Election reform advocates said Thursday they would proceed with a rally in a stadium here on Saturday, despite warnings from the authorities that such a gathering would be illegal.

  • Malaysian Ministerial Delegation Visits Ecobuild 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th anniversary of Ecobuild, world's largest event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment conveyed wider and bigger exhibitors, industry players, speakers, conference and seminars than ever before. The 2014 edition held from 4th to 6th March 2014 at London's ExCel was additionally significant with the visit ...

  • Energised

    What next for utility giant Tenaga Nasional now that it has finally secured a tariff hike and a fuel cost pass-through mechanism? TENAGA Nasional Bhd (TNB) has finally secured some goodies in the form of a tariff hike and a fuel cost pass-through mechanism (FCPT) after languishing at the mercy of rising energy prices over the past few years.

  • Power Talk

    Is there any truth behind market speculation that utility giant Tenaga might be taken private? DESPITE Tenaga Nasional Bhd's 2% net tariff hike in June for Peninsular Malaysia allowing but only a partial pass through for higher coal costs incurred in the generation of electric power, the power house's fourth- quarter financial performance - for Aug 31, 2011 - is expected to be in the black. Hence,...

  • Banking On Resilience

    MALAYSIAN banks had a bumper year in 2011. But with the economy expected to slow down and the central bank prodding for slower household loans growth, are local banks sufficiently capitalised to weather the downturn? Our cover story looks at the state of the banking sector. We analyse the eight listed banking stocks. Elsewhere, ex-banker Chua Eng Kee explains why the current lack of integrity by...

  • The Innovative Sme

    For ProEight Offshore Engineering Sdn Bhd, bagging two awards at the recent SME Innovation Showcase 2011, is a catalyst to improve further ProEight Offshore Engineering Sdn Bhd

  • Sme Solutions Expo 2013 Breaks Attendance Record ; Capital, Talents and Rising Costs Remain Key Challenges of Smes

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Over 3,000 visitors thronged SME Solutions Expo 2013, creating a first- day record for the Expo in its 5 years history. This includes the 300 delegates who packed the concurrent SME CEO Forum 2013 - one of the largest gatherings of business owners and SMEs in the country. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130906/MN75071)