Blog Entries and Commentaries

Malaysia’s Dr Zeti and the future of the GST

It was an honour to have Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz make the overnight flight to Beijing on 23 May to receive the Bill Seidman Lifetime Achievement Award from The Asian Banker despite her tight schedule in the middle of … Continue reading…

To my dear Malay friends, let’s save Malaysia together… Rakan-rakan Melayu saya, marilah selamatkan Malaysia bersama-sama …

Going back to vote in the Malaysian elections on 9 May is not even a question. Malaysia is a country in crisis and all the best and brightest of its children from around the world will go home to make … Continue reading…

On values with Raymond Lee

A memorable conversation with an inflight manager (IFS) on a recent flight. I enjoy chatting with the crew of airlines when I travel, and especially Singapore Airlines (the crew make up for where their company fails). I had taken notice … Continue reading…

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 – a failure in design

The Arrival concourse in Terminal 4 is already a very apt and unimaginative welcome to a boring Singapore.
Based on my first cursory walk about in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 on Sunday, arriving on a CX flight, it is my … Continue reading…

Bitcoin is for real

It is my opinion now that the future of Bitcoin is here to stay, notwithstanding the nonsense that some Asian regulators have been mumbling recently, notwithstanding the self serving comments that the rather devious @Jaime Dimon @JPMorgan has been spouting … Continue reading…

Personalities who will shape China’s regulatory reforms: Watch Guo Shuqing

A narrative that is not being discussed on the recent crackdown of several companies, including Anbang, Fosun, Wanda, HNA and Li Yonghong’s Rossoneri in China, is the regulator that drove the entire episode. In addition, how will that shape the … Continue reading…


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