Coronavirus Guide to Business Hibernation

” Please, a definition: a hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.” – Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man, 1952 In harsh climates when food is scarce, bears and some other animals sleep through winter because they use up more energy maintaining their body temperature and in foraging for food than they would receiveContinue reading “Coronavirus Guide to Business Hibernation”

Electricity and its Discontents

 ‘The price of monopoly is upon every occasion the highest which can be got…The one upon every occasion the highest which can be squeezed out of the buyers, or which, it is supposed, they will consent to give…” Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776)  Tenaga Nasional Berhad or TNB, once called National Electricity Board (NEB)Continue reading “Electricity and its Discontents”

Malaysia’s RPGT 2019: More Pain, Less Gain

From 1 January 2019 onwards RPGT will have to be paid regardless of how long you have owned your property. Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) is the share of money you must pay to the government from the profit you make in selling your house. Previously under Najib Razak RPGT in 2014 was hiked up toContinue reading “Malaysia’s RPGT 2019: More Pain, Less Gain”

MM2H : SOME UPDATES AND CLARIFICATION

Malaysia this year is a country excited for change. But judging by the way the country is handling the change it wants to make to immigration especially MM2H, it appears not to know how. Last month the Malaysian government sent a notice to all MM2H licensed agents to tell them that the usual monthly committeeContinue reading “MM2H : SOME UPDATES AND CLARIFICATION”