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A time to be compassionate and reasonable

By Michael Tay, Johor MCA Government Coordinating Affairs chairman. I met my friend just now.  He had started his first business at the age of 18.   He’s 50 now and has several shop lots in two shopping malls. Brian (not his real name) is feeling very stressed as he has received a letter from theContinue reading “A time to be compassionate and reasonable”

Consumers’ safety is priority

Consumers need to make wise choices. They can check the status of cosmetic products at www.npra.gov.my but how many of us do that before buying a product? Yeah, some will read reviews and ask friends for recommendations. Some do read the product labels but do we know what’s toxic, what’s not? Manufacturers should also make consumers’ safetyContinue reading “Consumers’ safety is priority”

Be resilient and ready for rebound

By Michael Tay, Johor MCA Government and Coordinating Affairs chairman. I would like to remind the public to remain resilient and be confident of an economic rebound from the coronavirus. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Malaysia’s economy will bounce back to a 9% growth next year, from an expected 1.7% contraction thisContinue reading “Be resilient and ready for rebound”

Port worker in a fix after RM4,000 debt surges to RM25,000

Michael Tay listening to Mohd pouring out his woes at the Johor MCA Complaints Bureau recently. All of us are facing different challenges in the Covid-19 pandemic. Some are wondering when is their next meal coming, some are worried about their health, their income, and so much more. Mohd, 39, is worried about facing theContinue reading “Port worker in a fix after RM4,000 debt surges to RM25,000”

Know the things we eat and use

Food labels and product information are a requirement for all manufacturers but how many of us actually read the labels, and even if we do, do we know what’s good and what’s not? Like “low-fat” food products, for instance. It doesn’t necessarily mean low-fat means it’s actually healthier as the product may have high-fructose cornContinue reading “Know the things we eat and use”

Turn to home delivery

Food and beverage operators have to embrace e-commerce and revolutionalise the way they do business in light of the coronavirus pandemic to avoid bankruptcy. Johor MCA Government and Coordinating Affairs chairman Michael Tay said F&B operators may not earn as much as they used to but at least there would still be income coming inContinue reading “Turn to home delivery”

Online directory Salehoo

With more shoppers going online to buy groceries, electronics and a whole lot of other stuff now, it’s time to start learning about E-commerce.  And with the lockdown, we better equip ourselves with a new skill or a new discovery or something. If you’re not a frontliner and you’re not in the essential industry, thenContinue reading “Online directory Salehoo”

Showing appreciation to Covid-19 frontliners

These are trying times for everyone. Some will just stay at home and complain of boredom or lash out at others without thinking of the bigger picture. Some will rise to the challenge and continue to deliver public service to the people that need it. Among the few good men out there who isn’t “allContinue reading “Showing appreciation to Covid-19 frontliners”