Thursday, January 9, 2014

How to Open Restaurant In Malaysia?

Restaurant In Malaysia

How to Open Restaurant In Malaysia?...ask Elly Suliana

Elly Suliana is a self-confessed Food Addict who  have been involved in opening, operating and managing few restaurants in Kuala Lumpur for the past 6 years.  Although her technical background is Accounting and Management (she have a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from San Diego States University – USA and an MBA from University of San Diego – USA), her passion for food drove her to be in the F&B industry.  She love food and everything associated with it.

She love the feeling of opening the restaurant door first thing in the morning, before the chefs, the waiters and the cleaners come.  It gives her a peaceful feeling of looking everything “undone” and a pure excitement when seeing the place transforms into a busy restaurant where receptionist greets customers, waiters take orders, chefs shout in the kitchen, food runners dash from the swing kitchen doors and cash register drawers open and close swallowing the cash.

Her first involvement in opening a restaurant gave her a nerve-wrecking experience. She raced with time to finish the renovation, to purchase the required equipment, to install the Point of Sales system, to get reliable suppliers and to hire staffs.  But the one that really gave her the test of patience was to obtain the necessary licenses.

She found out that having a registered company with a valid business license was not enough.  Only after the restaurant was opened, She found out that she couldn’t put up a signboard because she needed a signboard license.  She also found out that she was not allowed to play any music in the restaurant unless she have licenses from Recording Artists Association.  Then she also found out that she needed to apply for Liquor License. And the list went on and on…

She wish someone had told her about this earlier so she wouldn’t have wasted a lot of time going back and forth to DBKL (Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur) to obtain those licenses.

Then she found out that she had to increase the Paid Up Capital of the company if she want to hire foreign workers. Had she known that there is a minimum Paid Up Capital for hiring a foreigner, she would have registered the company with higher Paid Up Capital in the first place, thus saving her time and money to do commandments on the Company Article of Association.

After all the legal issues were settled, she found out that she had wasted money on buying some of the equipment and furniture because she could actually get those things for free.

After that first experience, opening the second, third and forth restaurant was a breeze.  She knew exactly what needs to be done first, second, third, forth, and so on.


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

INVESTMENT: Major Potential IPOS (Initial Public Offering) To Consider In 2014

Definition of 'Initial Public Offering - IPO'

The first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking the capital to expand, but can also be done by large privately owned companies looking to become publicly traded.

In an IPO, the issuer obtains the assistance of an underwriting firm, which helps it determine what type of security to issue (common or preferred), the best offering price and the time to bring it to market.

Also referred to as a "public offering."

Investopedia explains 'Initial Public Offering - IPO'

IPOs can be a risky investment. For the individual investor, it is tough to predict what the stock will do on its initial day of trading and in the near future because there is often little historical data with which to analyze the company. Also, most IPOs are of companies going through a transitory growth period, which are subject to additional uncertainty regarding their future values.

1. 1Malaysia Development Berhad

1Malaysia Development Berhad is a strategic development company, wholly owned by the Government of Malaysia. Wikipedia
Potential size: RM10 billion

2. Malakoff Corporation Berhad

Malakoff Corporation Berhad is a Malaysian power company that generates and sells power as an independent power producer to Tenaga Nasional for uploading onto the National Grid, Malaysia.
Potential size: RM3.3 billion

3. Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd operates as a real estate developer. The company constructs sewage treatment plants, water supply reservoir, suction tank, pump house, and retention pond. Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a former name of Rim City Sdn Bhd and changed its name to Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd in October, 2008. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Malaysia. Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd operates as a subsidiary of Iskandar Investment Berhad.
Potential size: RM2.5 billion

4. IOI Properties Group Sdn. Bhd.

IOI Properties Group Sdn. Bhd. operates as an investment holding company, with operations in property development and investment, leisure, and hospitality business in Malaysia and Singapore. The Company develops residential, commercial, and industrial properties and invests in shopping malls, office complexes, and other properties. Top 3 developer in Malaysia by market capitalization ; Top 10 developer in Malaysia for 6 consecutive years (2003-2008) (voted by the Edge)
Potential size: RM1.875 billion

5. MOL AccessPortal Sdn Berhad

MOL AccessPortal Sdn Berhad was incorporated in Malaysia under the Companies Act, 1965 on 9 February 2000 as a private limited company under the name of Superior World Sdn Bhd. It assumed its present name on 8 July 2000 and was converted into a public limited company on 29 April 2002. MOL was officially listed on the MESDAQ Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad under the Technology Sector on 22 December 2003. It was subsequently privatized by Tan Sri Vincent Tan, Chairman & CEO of Berjaya Corporation, one of the largest conglomerates in Malaysia with an annual turnover of USD3.8 billion in February 2008.

MOL is a MSC Malaysia Status Company that develops and operates payment systems. It leverages on a network of over 600,000 physical and virtual payment channels across more than 80 countries worldwide to operate its key payment products. MOL processes over 6,000,000 transactions per month with a volume of more than USD300 Million a year.

MOL is recognized as one of the Asia Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific Awards for 2005 & 2006, has won a Merit Award for the Best of E-Commerce Applications in MSC Asia Pacific ICT Awards and is a Microsoft Certified Partner. In 2010, MOL ranked 23rd in the Deloitte Fast 500 Companies of Asia Pacific 2010 becoming South East Asia's fastest growing technology.

Potential size: RM1.8 billion

6. Axiata Group Berha's telecommunications tower assets

Axiata Group Berhad is the emerging leader in Asian mobile telecommunications. The Group, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the region, has extensive operations and businesses in ten countries in Asia, providing a comprehensive range of mobile communication services to over 176 million subscribers.

Axiata has controlling interests in mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia with significant strategic stakes in India and Singapore. Its mobile subsidiaries and affiliates operate under the brand names ‘Celcom’ in Malaysia, ‘XL’ in Indonesia, ‘Dialog’ in Sri Lanka, ‘Robi’ in Bangladesh, ‘Smart’ in Cambodia, ‘Idea’ in India and ‘M1’ in Singapore.

Potential size: RM1.7 billion
"PETALING JAYA: Axiata Group Bhd’s plan to raise at least US$500 million (RM1.64 billion) by listing its telecommunications tower assets across seven nations came as no surprise to analysts." - freemalaysiatoday - September 3, 2013

7. Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd

Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd (IWH) was founded upon thebusiness vision of Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo,  a long-time veteran of the plantation and construction industry. Tan Sri Lim is also the co-founder and Executive Chairman of Ekovest Berhad and has been on its Board of Directors since 30 March 1988.

IWH is a government-linked company that was specifically incorporated to serve as the master developer of 4,000 acres of prime waterfront land in Johor Bahru. Under a dynamic development Master-plan, a new waterfront city, spreading over almost 2,000 acres, will be developed in phases over a period of 25 years with a GDV of RM60bil. Danga Bay, listed as part of Flagship A within Iskandar Malaysia, this will be one of the largest integrated waterfront urban development projects in Malaysia, with excellent road, air and sea connectivity, and direct Causeway access to Singapore.

Potential size: RM1 billion

8. Ranhill Energy and Resources Bhd.

Ranhill Energy and Resources Bhd. is a Malaysian utility firm involved in energy and water. The company provides engineering services for the onshore and offshore oil and gas, refinery and petrochemical industries as well as power stations in Sabah and a water firm in Johor. Ranhill Energy and Resources Bhd. was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Potential size: RM1 billion
"To recap, Ranhill Energy was supposed to list on Bursa Malaysia on July 31, with about 70% of its RM753mil IPO proceeds to be utilised for the repayment of borrowings. The SC instructed Ranhill Energy to postpone its IPO indefinitely on July 25 in view of the non-disclosure issue. On July 26, Ranhill Energy announced that it had terminated its IPO." -

9.  Seven Convenience Bhd

Seven Convenience Bhd, a 7-Eleven convenience store chain operator in Malaysia.
7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd operates a chain of convenience stores. Its products and services include slurpee and gulp, fresh food and coffee, and private labels products; and in store services, such as sale of mobile phone reload cards, ink cartridge refills, photocopying, fax, automated teller machine, bulletin boards for neighborhood community notices, Internet games reloads, and IDD/STD reloads. The company sells its products through licensees, franchisees, and affiliates in Malaysia and internationally. 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd was formerly known as Convenience Shopping Sdn Bhd and changed its name to 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd in October 2007. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As of June 14, 2010, 7-Eleven Malaysia Sdn Bhd operates as a subsidiary of Berjaya Retail Sdn Bhd. - Newsweek

Potential size: RM750 million

"Securities Commission Malaysia has rejected the operator of Malaysia's largest convenience store chain 7-Eleven's RM700 initial pubic offering (IPO), according to the Edge Financial Daily." - The Malaysian Insider, November 25, 2013

10. Icon Offshore Berhad 

Icon Offshore Berhad (formerly known as Kota Bayu Ekuiti Berhad) combines the unique strengths and capabilities of two reputable offshore support vessel (OSV) companies in the country, Tanjung Kapal Services Sdn Bhd and Omni Petromaritime Sdn Bhd.

Potential size: RM450 million

"KUALA LUMPUR Offshore support vessel (OSV) provider Icon Offshore Bhd aims to raise about RM450mil from its initial public offering (IPO), targeted next year, to fund its fleet expansion programme for the next two years." - The Star, Monday October 14, 2013

11. Boustead Plantations Berhad

Boustead Plantations Berhad provides oil palm and rubber cultivation and processing services. In addition, it offers edible oil bulking, agricultural research, and advisory services. The company was formerly known as Kuala Sidim Berhad and changed its name to Boustead Plantations Berhad in April 2004. The company is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Boustead Plantations Berhad operates as a subsidiary of Boustead Holdings Bhd. Businessweeks

Potential size: Awating pricing

"PETALING JAYA: Boustead Holdings Bhd is planning to create another plantation giant by listing its plantation division next year. It is also eyeing to add more plantation land-bank to its portfolio." - The Star, December 6, 2013

Source: The Sun/MIDF Research, news reports

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

INVESTMENT: 5 ASEAN Stock To Consider In 2014

ASEAN is an organization of countries in southeast Asia set up to promote cultural, economic and political development in the region. ASEAN was officially formed in 1967 with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration.

The original five members included Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Since its formation, ASEAN has been growing slowly, and more countries in the region have gained membership. Through co-operation the goal of the organization is to increase the welfare of the people in the region, both economically and culturally.

Personal Money, magazine on managing your finances, in January 2014 issue have listed 5 ASEAN stock picks(Value Buy).

1. Semen Indonesia

Semen Indonesia, formerly known as Semen Gresik, is the largest cement producing company in Indonesia with an annual cement producing capacity of 29 million tonnes in 2012. Wikipedia

Cement company PT Semen Indonesia said it needed Rp 6 trillion (US$ 508.9 million) capital expenditure (capex) for expansion in 2014.

Its estimated dividend yield of 2013 is 3.2%.

The company’s president director Dwi Soetjipto said that it had between Rp 4 trillion and Rp 5 trillion.

“The available capex currently does not include expansion plans in Myanmar and Bangladesh. To do that, we need a total of Rp 6 trillion,” Dwi said as quoted by

He added that the company would seek external financing to meet its capex target in 2014. -

2. Charoen Pokphand Foods

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited is Thailand's largest agribusiness firm. It is a publicly traded subsidiary of the Charoen Pokphand Group. Wikipedia

The company plans to invest 50 billion baht ($1.6 billion) during 2014-2016 to expand the capacity of its feed, farm and food businesses.

Its estimated dividend yield of 2013 is 1.2%.

3.  PTT Global Chemical

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited is a Thailand-based integrated petrochemical and refining company with a total olefins and aromatics production capacity of 8.2 million tons per year and petroleum production capacity of 280,000 barrels per day. The Company is emerged from the amalgamation of PTT Chemical Public Company Limited and PTT Aromatics and Refining Public Company Limited. As of June 30, 2011, the Company had 13 subsidiaries including Bangkok Polyethylene Plc., Bio Creation Co., Ltd., TOC Glycol Co., Ltd., Thai Ethanolamines Co., Ltd., Thai Oleochemicals Co., Ltd., PTT Polyethylene Co., Ltd., NPC Safety and Environmental Service Co., Ltd., PTT Chemical International Pte. Ltd., Bio Spectrum Co., Ltd., PTT Maintenance and Engineering Co., Ltd., Thai Tank Terminal Limited, PTT Phenol Co., Ltd. and PTT Utility Co., Ltd. On May 31, 2012, the Company acquired 51% shares of Perstorp Holding France SAS and renamed it to VENCOREX Holding.

Its estimated dividend yield of 2013 is 4.3%.

4. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC)

The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39, OTC Pink: OVCHY) , is a publicly listed financial services organisation with its head office in Singapore. OCBC Bank has assets of more than 224 billion SGD. As of November 2010, the bank is the largest local bank in Singapore by market capitalisation. However, it is the smallest local bank in Singapore by global presence. Based on Bloomberg, in 2011 OCBC is the number one of World's 10 strongest $100 billion assets banks.

The bank's global network has grown to comprise more than 530 branches with representative offices in 15 countries and territories, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and a few small branches in China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Australia, UK and USA. The branches include the 411 branches and offices in Indonesia operated by its subsidiary, Bank OCBC NISP. wikipedia

Its estimated dividend yield of 2013 is 3.2%.

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC), Southeast Asia’s second-biggest lender, made a binding bid for Hong Kong’s family-run Wing Hang Bank Ltd. (302), two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Singapore-based OCBC conducted due diligence and offered less than the two times book value Wing Hang was seeking, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. The companies are discussing if they can bridge the valuation gap, the people said. The Hong Kong bank has a market value of $4.6 billion, which is 1.7 times its estimated 2013 book value, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
businessweek: Jan 03, 2014


Noble Group Limited manages a portfolio of global supply chains covering a range of agricultural and energy products, as well as metals, minerals and ores. Wikipedia

As of Dec 28, 2013, the consensus forecast amongst 24 polled investment analysts covering Noble Group Limited advises investors to hold their position in the company. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts deteriorated on May 15, 2013. The previous consensus forecast advised that Noble Group Limited would outperform the market.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Feature Films Released In 2014 ( My Watchlist )


1. Transformers: Age of Extinction

A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons - and a paranoid government official - on them.

Director:Michael Bay
Writer:Ehren Kruger (screenplay)
Stars:Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor
Expected Release Date:  27 June 2014 (USA)

2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

 A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species.

Director: Matt Reeves
Writers: Mark Bomback (screenplay), Pierre Boulle (novel)
Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis
Expected Release Date:  11 July 2014 (USA)

3. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life.

Director: Marc Webb
Writers: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay)
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx
Expected Release Date: 2 May 2014 (USA)

5.  X-Men: Days of Future Past

The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants.

Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Matthew Vaughn (story)
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen
Expected Release Date: 23 May 2014 (USA)

6. The Expendables 3 

The third installment of the action-adventure franchise that follows the exploits of Barney Ross, Lee Christmas, and their associates. 

Director: Patrick Hughes
Writers: Sylvester Stallone (screenplay), Creighton Rothenberger (screenplay)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
Expected Release Date:  15 August 2014 (USA) 

7. RoboCop

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha
Writers: Joshua Zetumer (screenplay), Edward Neumeier
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish
Expected Release Date:  12 February 2014 (USA)

8. The Legend of Hercules

Having enduring his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

Director: Brett Ratner
Writers: Ryan Condal (screenplay), Steve Moore (comic book)
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane
Expected Release Date:  25 July 2014 (USA)

9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 

Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay)
Stars: Chris Evans, Frank Grillo, Sebastian Stan

Expected Release Date:  4 April 2014 (USA)

10. Dumb and Dumber 2(To)

20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney. 

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Writers: Sean Anders (screenplay), Mike Cerrone
Stars: Jim Carrey, Angela Kerecz, King

Expected Release Date: 14 November 2014 (USA)

11. The Hobbit: There and Back Again  

The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair; but, can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it? 

Director: Peter Jackson
Writers: Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay)
Stars: Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage

Expected Release Date:  17 December 2014 (USA)

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

INVESTMENT: 10 Potential Stocks In Malaysia to Buy in 2014

Sun News paper in January 2014 issues, SUNBIZ section had published article with title "What to expect in local equity market this year". In that article three market researcher from RHB Research Institute Malaysia, BIMB Security and Maybank IB Resesearch have been asked what is their top picks stock for 2014. Here are 10 stocks that I choose from their top picks.

1. Tenaga National

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is engaged in the business of the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity. The Company operates through three divisions: Generation Division, Transmission Division and Distribution Division. The Company also manages and operates a transmission network-the National Grid. Spanning the peninsular, the grid links TNB power stations and IPPs to the distribution network. The grid is also interconnected to Thailand's transmission system in the North and Singapore's transmission system in the South. TNB is also involved in diversified activities linked to the power industry. Through its subsidiaries, the Company is in the manufacture of transformers, high voltage switchgears and cables; the provision of professional consultancy services; architectural, civil, electrical engineering works and services, repair and maintenance; as well as in research and development; property development, and management services.

Stock Info

Ticker: TENAGA
Board: Main Market
Sector: Trading/Services
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 11.18
Pick By: Maybank IB Research

2. Maybank

Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) is principally engaged in all aspects of commercial banking and related financial services. The subsidiaries are principally engaged in the businesses of banking and finance, Islamic banking, investment banking including stock broking, underwriting of general and life insurance, general and family takaful, trustee and nominee services, asset management and venture capital. The Group's business segments comprise of Community Financial Services, Global Banking, International Banking, Insurance and Takaful, and Islamic Banking. Community Financial Services is the retail banking arm of the Bank, serving individual, Retail SME and Business Banking customers. The Global Banking segment includes Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Transaction Banking (with four lines of business: Cash Management, Trade & Supply Chain Financing, Financial Institutions and Securities Services i.e. trustee and nominee services), Global Markets (providing treasury services including Foreign Exchange, Money Market, Fixed Income Markets, Derivatives and structured products) and Asset Management. International Banking includes commercial banking business operations in 19 countries including all 9 ASEAN countries outside Malaysia (Singapore and Indonesia being the largest markets) and the rest in strategic markets including Greater China, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States. Insurance and Takaful segment provides all classes of general and life insurance, general takaful and family takaful, and offshore investment life insurance. Islamic Banking leverages on the Group’s infrastructure and network to offer end-to-end Shariah compliant financial solutions.

Stock Info

Board: Main Market
Sector: Finance
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 9.93
Pick By: RHB Research Institute

3. Cahya Mata Sarawak

Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad, an investment holding company, engages in the manufacture of clinker and cement; construction and quarry operations; and provision of financial services, and property development, trading, and services in Malaysia. It involves in the manufacture and sale of ordinary portland cement, masonry cement, and clicker; pre-formed concrete products, such as square piles, bridge beams, culverts, cement sand bricks, and kerbs; stone aggregates, including granite, microtonalite, and limestone; and asphaltic concrete and bitumen emulsion for the construction of highways, flyovers, and airport runways. The company also offers water management products, petroleum products, and construction materials and systems, as well as safety products, vehicle and equipment spare parts, road furniture, and green waste management products; manufactures organic soil conditioners; and owns and operates a school that provides kindergarten, primary, and secondary-level classes in Kuching. In addition, it undertakes civil engineering, building and utilities works, road construction and maintenance, and bridges and water-related projects; provides engineering services to the oil and gas industry; and involves in the software research and development, and provision of software and Internet related services, and trading of computer software, as well as develops technology solutions for the insurance and healthcare sectors. Further, the company provides property holding, property development, and project management; corporate financing; private equity investment management; and organic waste management and related consultancy services. Additionally, it manufactures and sells steel wires and wire mesh products; and provides green waste management and composting, site clearing and earthworks, electrical and telephone works, and environmental protection services. The company was founded in 1974.

Stock Info

Ticker: CMSB
Board: Main Market
Sector: Industrial Products
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 6.85
Pick By: RHB Research Institute and Maybank IB Research

4. Bumi Armada

Bumi Armada Berhad is a Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider. The Company is engaged in the provision of marine transportation, floating production storage and offloading system (FPSO) operations, vessel construction, and engineering and maintenance services to offshore oil and gas (O&G) companies. It provides services through its ownership and operation of marine assets across the O&G value chain; from exploration through to field development and construction, production and operations and eventually, decommissioning. It serves clients in over 10 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Bumi Armada provides these offshore services via four main business units and two support units. The main business units are FPSO, Offshore Support Vessels (OSV), Transport & Installation (T&I) and Oilfield Services (OFS). On October 4, 2011, the Company acquired Bumi Armada Russia Holdings Limited .

Stock Info

Ticker: ARMADA
Board: Main Market
Sector: Trading/Services
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 4.07
Pick By: RHB Research Institute and Maybank IB Research

5. Hong Leong Bank

Hong Leong Bank Berhad (HLB) is a Malaysia-based company. The Company is engaged in commercial banking business and in the provision of related services. The Company provides services in personal financial services, business banking and trade finance, treasury, branch and transaction banking, wealth management, investment banking, private banking and Islamic financial services. The Company's business segments include Group Consumer Banking, Group Business Banking, Global Markets, Investment Banking, Overseas Associate and Overseas Joint Controlled Entity. Group Consumer Banking focuses on servicing individual customers and small businesses. Group Business Banking focuses mainly on corporate customers. Global Markets refers to the Group's treasury and capital market operations. On 6 May 2011, the Company acquired EON Capital Berhad, and EON Bank Berhad and its subsidiaries, including EONCAP Islamic Bank Bhd and MIMB Investment Bank Bhd and its subsidiaries became part of the Company.

Stock Info

Ticker: HLBANK
Board: Main Market
Sector: Finance
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 14.30
Pick By: RHB Research Institute and Maybank IB Research

6. Dayang

Dayang Enterprise Holdings Bhd. is an investment holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company operates in four business segments: Investment holding, which is engaged in the provision of management and secretarial services; topside maintenance, which is engaged in the provision of offshore topside maintenance services, minor fabrication works and offshore hook-up and commissioning services for oil and gas industry; marine charter, which is engaged in chartering of marine vessels and provision of related support services, and equipment hire, which is engaged in the equipment hire operation. Its subsidiaries include Dayang Enterprise Sdn. Bhd., DESB Marine Services Sdn. Bhd. and Fortune Triumph Sdn. Bhd. On December 8, 2010, the Company entered into a conditional share sale agreement with AWH Equity Holdings Sdn Bhd for the disposal of its 40% equity interest in Syarikat Borcos Shipping Sdn Bhd. The proposed disposal had been completed on April 18, 2011.

Stock Info

Ticker: DAYANG
Board: Main Market
Sector: Trading/Services
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 5.75
Pick By: RHB Research Institute and BIMB Securities Bhd

7. TH Plantations

TH Plantations Berhad (THP) is an investment holding company. The Company has two segments: oil palm plantations and management services. Oil palm plantations includes in cultivation of oil palm, processing of fresh fruit bunches (FFB), marketing of crude palm oil (CPO), palm kernel (PK). Management services include provision of management services. The Management services segment also provides services to a related company in Indonesia. During the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company produced 463,949 metric tons of FFB. As of December 31, 2010, the Company had 37,484 hectares oil palm plantation area, of which 22,541 hectares were mature and 14,943 hectares were immature. The Company's subsidiaries include THP Ibok Sdn. Bhd., THP Gemas Sdn. Bhd., THP-YT Plantation Sdn. Bhd. and THP Sabaco Sdn. Bhd.

Stock Info

Board: Main Market
Sector: Plantations
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 1.87
Pick By: BIMB Securities Bhd


AMMB Holdings Berhad is an investment holding company. The Company's business segments include retail banking offers credit facilities; business banking operations provide trade services, cash management and transactional banking services; investment banking encompasses debt capital markets and equity capital markets services, equity derivatives, funds management and private banking; corporate and institutional banking offers commercial and investment banking products through the overseas business operations and providing real estate management services; insurance segment offers life and general insurance products; treasury and markets operations focuses on activities and services, which include foreign exchange, money market, derivatives and trading of capital market instruments, and group functions and others comprises activities, which complements and supports the operations of the main business units, and noncore operations. On February 28, 2011, it acquired AmIslamic Bank Berhad.

Stock Info

Ticker: AMBANK
Board: Main Market
Sector: Finance
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 7.32
Pick By: Maybank IB Research


Telekom Malaysia Bhd. is the leading integrated telecommunications company in Malaysia. It has been incorporated in Malaysia on 12 October 1984. It was listed in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on 7 November 1990. The principal activities of the company is the establishment, maintenance, and provision of telecommunications and related services under the license issued by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications (now known as the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture).

Stock Info

Ticker: TM
Board: Main Market
Sector: Trading/Services
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 5.40
Pick By: BIMB Securities Bhd

10. Time dotCom

TIME dotcom Berhad (TIME) is an investment holding company. The Company is engaged in the provision of management and marketing/promotional services and retailing of telecommunications products. TIME is a fixed-line telecommunications network and solutions provider in Malaysia. Its business segment provides managed services, corporate/government solutions, wholesale and carrier services, fixed line services (voice), fixed line services (data), broadband and Internet. Its consumer segment offers fixed line services (voice), broadband and Internet. Within the consumer sector, TIME offers 100% fiber-based broadband services. The TIME business is built on its fiber optic network, the Cross Peninsular Cable System (CPCS). During the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company rolled out a broadband service in Malaysia: TIME Fibre Internet. TIME Fibre Internet is the Company's 100% fiber-based services with compelling packages, to 30,000 premises.

Stock Info

Board: Main Market
Sector: Infrastructure
Last Price At Jan 02, 2014: 3.61
Pick By: Maybank IB Research

Their Advice To Investor

"As the economy will likely experience a cyclical recovery in the period ahead, there are more values in high growth sectors, in our view. While more values could be found in the mid to smaller-cap stocks with sound fundamentals and accumulate them on weakness" - RHB Research Institute, Malaysia

"Buy on weakness" - BIMB Securities Bhd

"This will very much be a stock-picking year and we advice investors to focus on the value stocks in near term, and notice the big-caps on broader market dips" - Maybank IB Research

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

INVESTMENT: Top 10 Dividend Stocks In Malaysia


Personal Money, magazine on managing your finances, in December 2013 issue have listed 10 companies which have ten continues years of dividends, profit and positive operating cash flow.

1. Marco Holdings

MARCO Holdings Berhad was listed in the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) Main Board in Malaysia in 2001. In 1972, Marco Corporation (M) Sdn. Bhd. - A wholly owned subsidiary to Marco Holding Berhad - was established as specialist for timepiece and consumer electronics product for Malaysia. Their products are watches, calculator, label printers, digital camera and Electronic Musical Instruments. Their popular brands are CASIO, CATERPILLAR, MOVADO, Hush Puppies and Dunlop.

Stock Info

Ticker: MARCO
Sector: Consumer electronic and electrical appliances
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 121.55
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 0.150
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%): 14.67

2. Protasco

Protasco Berhad is an investment holding company operates in four segments: Construction Contracts, Engineering Services, Training and Education, and Trading. The road construction and maintenance activities involve construction of new roads, rehabilitation works, road upgrading, and road maintenance. It provides a range of engineering and consultancy services, such as site investigations, laboratory testing, slope studies, traffic studies, product listing, research and development and quality control and assurance. Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College offers a range of foundation, diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes. It markets products, such as bitumen, petroleum products, building materials and MAXON paving machine. In October 2011, its wholly owned subsidiary, HCM Engineering Sdn. Bhd, acquired HCM Kasturi Sdn Bhd and Alkatech Sdn Bhd. On October 20, 2011, it wholly owned subsidiary HCM Engineering Sdn. Bhd., acquired 51% interest in Empayar Indera Sdn. Bhd.

Stock Info

Sector: Infrastructure development and services
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 107.61
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 1.40
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  10.00

3. Tasik Corp

Tasek Corporation Berhad (MYX: 4698-W) is one of Malaysia's largest cement producers. It is based in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Established to answer the nation's demand for cement, Tasek Corporation Berhad was incorporated in 1962 as Tasek Cement Limited and listed on the stock exchange the following year. It commenced cement production in 1964 with an annual rated production capacity of 250,000 tonnes at its present plant in the Tasek Industrial Estate, Ipoh against the backdrop of scenic limestone hills and excellent infrastructure. Since then, Tasek had embarked on a series of multi-million ringgit expansions in tandem with the country's development, culminating in the latest rehabilitation and expansion programme designed to increase the plant's annual clinker production to 2.3 million tonnes per year. Cement is produced at the Company's plant in Ipoh which operates 24 hours a day. Cement is then transported by road or rail direct to the users. Cement is also sent to its packing and distribution terminal at Sungai Buloh for storage, packing and channelling to strategic distribution centres and to users in the Central and Southern regions. Tasek is also an active member of the Cement and Concrete Association of Malaysia or the C&CA, contributing to defining the direction and growth of cement manufacturers in Malaysia.

Stock Info

Ticker: TASEK
Sector: Cement producer
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 215.57
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 15.70
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  9.68

4. Classic Scenic

Classic Scenic Berhad (CSCENIC) is a Malaysia-based investment holding company, with subsidiaries principally engaged in the manufacturing of wooden picture frame moldings, and wooden pallets. Its subsidiaries are Finesse Moulding (M) Sdn. Bhd., which is engaged in the manufacture of wooden picture frame molding; Scenic Moulding (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Lim Ket Leng Realty Sdn. Bhd., which are engaged in property holding and rental of properties; Classic Frame Moulding (M) Sdn. Bhd.; Lim Ket Leng Timber Sdn. Bhd., which is engaged in the manufacture of timber products; Lim Ket Leng Marketing Sdn. Bhd., which is engaged in marketing of timber-related products, and CScenic Agro Marketing Sdn. Bhd. Operations are carried out in Malaysia, North America, Australia, Europe and other Asian countries.

Stock Info

Sector: Housewares & durables
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 121.65
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 1.260
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  9.37

5. CYL Corporation

CYL Corporation is headquartered in Malaysia and was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on the 21st of April 2003. CYL is setup as an Investment Holding Company whereby its sole subsidiary Perusahaan Jaya Plastik (M) Sdn Bhd is principally involved in the plastics packaging industry. The company has more then 25 years of experience in the plastics packaging industry and is constantly at the forefront of plastics packaging technology in its mission to provide the best quality product with competitive pricing for its customers in various industries.

Its state of the art manufacturing facility is located at Shah Alam spanning a total area of about 330,000 square feet.

The company’s products are manufactured under stringent manufacturing standards including the ISO 9001 : 2000, Quality Management Systems and HACCP MS 2007 for manufacturing of pharmaceutical and food packaging products.

Stock Info

Ticker: CYL
Sector: Packaging, canning and bottling
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 183.67
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 0.520
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  8.65

6. UCHI Technologies

UCHI Technologies Berhad is engaged in investment holding and providing management services. The Company operates in three segments: investment holding, which includes management services; manufacturing of mixed signal microprocessor-based application and system integration products, and trading of complete electronic module and saturated paper for printed circuit board (PCB) lamination. Its subsidiaries include Uchi Optoelectronic (M) Sdn. Bhd., which is engaged in the design, research, development and manufacture of mixed signal microprocessor-based application and system integration products; Uchi Electronic (M) Sdn. Bhd., which is engaged in the assembly of electrical components onto PCB and trading of complete electric module and saturated paper for PCB lamination, and Uchi Technologies (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., which is engaged in the design, research and development, manufacture and trading of electronic modules.

Stock Info

Sector: Consumer electronic and electrical appliances
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 105.63
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 1.470
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  8.16

7.  Eng Kah Corporation

Eng Kah Corporation Berhad is a Malaysia-based investment holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in three segments: personal care, which include the manufacturing cosmetics, skin care, perfume and toiletry products; household, which include the manufacturing of household products, and investment holding. Its subsidiaries are Eng Kah Enterprise, Eng Kah Enterprise (KL) Sdn. Bhd. and Eng Kah (H.K.) Limited.

Stock Info

Ticker: ENGKAH
Sector: Housewares & durables
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 146.68
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 2.770
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  8.12

 8. Formosa Prosonic

Formosa Prosonic Industries Berhad is engaged in the assembly of speaker systems. The Company is also engaged in investment holding, manufacturing and sales of integrated circuit cards and provision of system development and solutions for business software. It operates in four geographical areas: Malaysia, which is engaged in manufacturing and sales of speaker systems and integrated circuit cards, and provision of system development and solutions for business software; China, which is engaged in manufacturing and sales of speaker systems; United Kindom, which is engaged in sales of speaker systems, and Japan, which is engaged in sales of speaker systems. Its products include home theatre audio systems, satellite speaker, high-end audio systems, audio/video racks, wireless fidelity (WI-FI) Internet radio, WI-FI Internet adaptor, outdoor speaker, receptor radio, and compact disk radio and car speaker series. In September 2010, it acquired additional 2.19% interest in Acoustech Berhad.

Stock Info

Ticker: FPI
Sector: Consumer electronic and electrical appliances
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 64.52
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 0.785
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  7.64

9. JT International

JT International Berhad (JTI Malaysia) is a Malaysia-based investment holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacture, marketing and sale of tobacco products. JTI Malaysia manufactures the cigarette brands Winston, Mild Seven, Camel and Salem. It has nine state sales offices throughout Malaysia. Manufacturing facilities are located in Selangor, while its leaf and stemmery operations are located in Kelantan. In addition, JTI Malaysia has leaf offices in Sabah and Kelantan. The Company's direct subsidiaries are JT International Tobacco Sdn. Bhd. and JT International Trading Sdn. Bhd.

Stock Info

Ticker: JINTER
Sector: Tobacco
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 107.26
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 6.600
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  6.52

10. Bursa Malaysia

 Bursa Malaysia Berhad is an exchange holding company, whose principal activities include treasury management and the provision of management and administrative services to its subsidiaries. The Company operates in four market segments: securities market, which comprises the provision and operation of the listing, trading, clearing, depository services and provision and dissemination of information relating to equity securities quoted on exchanges for the securities market; derivatives market, comprises the provision and operation of the trading, clearing, depository services and provision and dissemination of information relating to derivative products quoted on exchanges for the derivatives market; exchange holding business refers to the operation of the Company, which functions as an investment holding company, and others comprises the provision of a Sha'riah compliant commodity trading platform, an electronic trading platform for the bond market and trading of an offshore market.

Stock Info

Ticker: BURSA
Sector: Stockbrocking & related services
Gross Dividen Payout Ratio (%): 150.68
Price At Nov 11, 2013: 8.110
Rolling Four-Quarters Dividend Yield (%):  6.10

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 World's Big Explosions and Storms

15 Feb 2013 - A meteor explodes over Chelyabinsk, in Siberia, injuring more than 1000 peoples. It estimated to be as strong as 20 to 30 Hiroshima atomic bombs or equivalent to approximately 500 kilotons of TNT,  and with an estimated speed of 18.6 km/s (over 41,000 mph or 66,960 km/h), almost 60 times the speed of sound.

With an estimated initial mass of about 12,000–13,000 metric tonnes (13,000–14,000 short tons, heavier than the Eiffel Tower), and measuring between 17 and 20 metres in size, it is the largest known natural object to have entered Earth's atmosphere since the 1908 Tunguska event that destroyed a wide, remote, forested area of Siberia. The Chelyabinsk meteor is also the only meteor confirmed to have resulted in a large number of injuries.

15 April 2013 - Two bombs explode at the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and injuring an estimated 264 others. The bombs exploded about 13 seconds and 190 meters apart, near the finish line on Boylston Street.

20 May 2013 - A 3km-wide Category 5 tornado tears through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 25 people including nine children. The National Weather Service assigned the twister a preliminary ranking of EF4 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, meaning the second most powerful category of tornado with winds up to 320 km per hour. 

6 July 2013 - A runaway train carrying crude oil derails and explodes in the Canadian town of Lac-Megantic, located about 155 miles east of Montreal, killing 47 peoples.  The 80-car-long freight train exploded at approximately 1 a.m., filling the sky with thick, black smoke. Authorities said at least 30 buildings were destroyed. 

8 November 2013 - Typhoon Haiyan ( Twitter: @TyphoonHaiyan ) – locally known as Yolanda - smashes into the central Philippines, killing at least 6,000 peoples. It is Category 5 Super Typhoon. As 28 December 2013, Residents say more than 1000 victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan lie unburied seven weeks after the Philippines' deadliest storm.

To donate go to ( Jan 3 last day to donate )  : theSun Haiyan Relief-Fund Facebook Page

Monday, December 30, 2013

7 New Year's Quotes to Inspire

To motivate my self to welcome new year...I listed here a few New Year quotes

If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
- Cyril Cusack

Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,Whispering 'it will be happier'...― Alfred Tennyson

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ― Oprah Winfrey

 Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. ― Brad Paisley

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. ― Edith Lovejoy Pierce

 For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move! ― Mehmet Murat ildan

 We are the authors of our destinies. No one can see the vision any clearer, believe in and work any harder to make it a reality more than the visionary. ― Nike Campbell-Fatoki

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Aman Palestin: FREE PALESTINE SAVE GAZA!!! Contribute Now!


Who is Aman Palestin

The establishment of the illegal State of Israel 0n 15 May, 1948 on Palestine soil 65 years ago has invited major catastrophe where the world has to witness the cruelty of the Zionist regime who kept on unleashing battle upon battle that resulted in the death of thousands of Palestine citizens who fell as martyrs, while making million others flee to safety as refugees only to face unemployment problems and suffer losing certain body limbs. Children were made orphans and wives were made widows for losing fathers and husbands who fell defending their beloved homeland from violation and colonization.
The on-going misery suffered by the Palestinians somehow conjured up a kind of consciousness in all Muslims around the world to offer a hand in assistance.
Hence Aman Palestin, as an initiative towards achieving peace in Palestine, operates on 3 main bases:
  1. Humanity
  2. Brotherhood
  3. The sanctity of Bait al-Maqdis
Aman Palestin provides continuous emergency, humanitarian and welfare assistance to the Palestinian people until completion.



Any monetary contribution should be channeled here:
Contribution & Donation Fund
Bank Islam (M) Berhad: 12029010047880
Maybank (M) Berhad: 562263010787
Bank Muamalat (M) Berhad: 12070005133717
RHB Islamic Bank: 21245760004907
Bank Rakyat: 22-080-619592-2
Palestinian Women & Children Fund | Bank Islam (M) Berhad: 1202-9010-0598-95
CIMB Bank: 12150001242107
For contributions in the form of saleable goods to be contributed to the Palestine fund, you may contact the office for more information.
Any MOU, agreement, joint venture & cooperation contributable to the value that can be utilized by the Palestinian people and to the cause of their freedom is most welcomed with wide open arms.

How to contact

No. 1, Jalan 3/3B, Seksyen 3,
43650 Bandar Baru Bangi,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +6 03 8926 7019
Fax: +6 03 8925 9963
Promotion & Customer Care,
No. 2-2, Jalan Putra 6,
Taman Putra Kajang,
43000 Kajang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +6 03 8927 5018
Fax: +6 03 8926 5018
Aman Palestin Charity Shop,
No. 2-G, Jalan Putra 6,
Taman Putra Kajang,
43000 Kajang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Other Telephone Numbers:
+6 03 8925 5371 | +6 018 290 3013 (Talks & Volunteers)
+6 03 8925 5363 (Aman Palestin Fund)
+6 03 8927 5018 (Aman Palestin Marketing Office)
+6 018 393 5600 (Funds & Orphans)
+6 012 944 9693 (Donation & Aid)
+6 018 291 3501 (Enquiries)
+6 017 870 6062 (Marketing)

Friday, December 27, 2013

"Orang Mawas" - Bigfoot in Malaysia


Bigfoot or Orang Mawas  reported to inhabit the jungle of Johor in Malaysia. It is described as being about 10 ft tall, bipedal and covered in black fur, and has been reported feeding on fish and raiding orchards. Mawas is another name for "Orang Utan".

Bigfoot have became hot story twice in 2013,

Jun, 2013

About 200 Bigfoot-like footprints have been reportedly discovered near Kampung Kepis Baru, Kuala Pilah, Malaysia, causing panic among villagers.

According to Harian Metro reports, a villager named Adnan Pungut, has claimed that he discovered the footprints when he was clearing rubbish and wood at his rubber estate at around 3pm on Saturday.
Pungut said that he immediately informed other villagers and they found 200 footprints that were about the same size, Star online reported.

Based on the footprints, they assumed that the creature has two legs and weighs more than 100kg, he added.

Dec, 2013

Liew Tze Chong, 58, villagers of Kg Gudang Garam found giant  footprints measuring 30cm long and 15cm wide each. He discovered the footprints when he went to his farm at 8.30am.

The Johor Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), when contacted by Berita Harian reporter, did not rule out the possibility that the footprints could be that of Bigfoot's.

MNS chairman Vincent Chow said although he had yet to examine the footprints, he believed the creature exists as previously reported.

"Based on my extensive research, there is evidence to show that Bigfoot is not a myth.

"I would like to work with the local community on this so that we can conduct a more in-depth study on Bigfoot," he added.

Meanwhile, Segamat district police chief Supt Mohd Kamil Sukarmi said he has yet to receive any report on the discovery of the footprint.

In 2005, when the New Straits Times broke the story of a large footprint found in the Endau Rompin National Park, it drew an entourage of foreign journalists and researchers to Johor.

Many villagers, including the Orang Asli community reportedly claimed they had spotted the creature whom they called "Hantu Jarang Gigi"  in the national park and the forests of Tanjung Piai, Mersing, Kahang and Kota Tinggi. Some even claimed they saw the Bigfoot family.

Some members of the local community reportedly made a lucrative income from taking the foreigners into the jungles, and acting as their trekking guides.

 Are they member of Planet of The Apes?

P/S: You also can ask DAP's Karpal Singh's about the bigfoot in Kinabatangan, Sabah.