Malaysia’s 30 Most Valuable Brands 2008

Sharing with a recent business brands survey as per topic. Perhaps a little motivation to you who still look for a career change in the  coming 2009 new year! Happy job hunting!

与您分享最近公布的2008大马最有价值的商业品牌统计。对于想在新的一年里转换工作新环境的职场一族无疑是一则小小的激励,与你共勉之!

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2008 Wesak International Film Festival

Thanks to Nishiki, he brings to my attention on 2008 Wesak International Film Festival (WIFF).

The WIFF presents more than 10 Buddhist themed and inspired cinema from several countries – full length movies, documentaries, animation and children’s films.

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Amongst White Clouds, one of the movies to be shown at WIFF.
This 2007 film was inspired by Bill Porter’s book (better known as Red Pine), Road to Heaven. It was awarded Official Selection at various film festivals in the US and Israel.
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The objective of the WIFF is to use the audio-visual media to create greater awareness of Buddhism among the general public. This is the second such event, the first held in 2006.

The film festival is spread out over two weekends, beginning from Saturday, June 14 and closing on Sunday, June 22 2008. It will be held at the Malaysia Tourism Centre, located in 109, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, a very accessible location near the Petronas Twin Towers.

Admission to all movies are FREE. Spread the news folks!


30 Best Companies to Work in Malaysia

This is a compilation of 30 top and best companies to work in Malaysia. Thanks to Joan, a cute friend of mine in Penang who sent me this. I find it quite useful especially for those who want to seek more motivation at work!

1. DiGi
Website: www.digi.com.my
Industry: Communications
Address: Lot 10, Jalan Delima 1/1, Subang Hi-Tech Ind Park,40000, Shah Alam. Tel: 03-5721 1800

Under the Telenor ASA, DiGi Operates widely with its widest coverage to serve Malaysian population with its excellent services and futuristic plans. DiGi is currently the fastest growing telecommunications provider in the country and is very feared by its larger rivals, Maxis and Celcom.

2. Shell
Website: www.shell.com.my
Industry: Oil & Gas
Address: Human Resources Dept, Bangunan Shell Malaysia Damansara Heights, Changkat Semantan, 50490 Kuala LumpurTel: 03-2095 9144

An excellent company to work for, Shell provides you with a platform for trainings and knowledge, while at the same time providing you with opportunity for growth while climbing the technical and corporate ladder.

3. Intel
Website: www.intel.com, www.intel.com/jobs/Malaysia
Industry: Manufacturing

Intel is the world’s largest chip maker, also a leading manufacturing of computer, networking and communications products. Intel currently has the largest plant of all manufacturing companies in Penang & Kulim industrial area.

4. DHL
Website: www.dhl.com.my
Industry: Logistics & Freight Forwarding
Add: Human Resources Department, DHL Express (M) Sdn BhdLevels 26, 27 & 28 Menara TM, Off Jln Pantai Baharu 50672 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Phone: 1 800 88 8388

DHL’s international network links more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. Around 285,000 employees are dedicated to providing fast and reliable services that exceed customers’ expectations in 120,000 destinations in all continents.

5. Petronas
Website: www.petronas.com.my
Industry: Oil & GasAdd: HR Planning & Recruitment PETRONAS, Level 63, Tower 1, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Email: hrm@petronas.com.my


PETRONAS is an integrated international oil and gas company with business interests in 31 countries. As at end of October 2005, the PETRONAS Group comprised 101wholly-owned subsidiaries, 19 partly-owned outfits and 57 associated companies.

6. McKinsey & Co
Website: www.mckinsey.com
Industry: Consulting
Add: McKinsey & Company, Level 57, Tower 2, Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur City Center, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 60 (3) 2382 5500

As one of the world’s biggest consulting firms with offices all across the globe, McKinsey helps many of the world’s leading organizations think about and improve their strategies, organizations and operations.

7. Maxis
Website: www.maxis.com.my
Industry: Communications
Add: Staffing & HR Planning, Maxis Communications Berhad, Aras 17, Menara Maxis, Off Jln Ampang, 50088 KL. Tel: 03-7492 2123

As one of the largest communications giants in this country, Maxis will be a preferred platform for aspiring executives to be part of in the quest to reach their career heights. There are so many opportunities available as Maxis is expected to continue growing in terms of size and profits.

8.IBM
Website: www.ibm.com/my
Industry: System/Hardware
Add: IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd, 15th Floor, Plaza IBM, Jln Tun Mohd FuadTaman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur. Tel (Gen): 03-7727 7788

To date, IBM has played a major role in delivering solutions to the customers to help solve business problems. IBM’s key strengths are in people, skills and experience in IT and complex projects, and worldwide infrastructure of international offices and laboratories from which they can quickly assemble the best expertise required by the customers in Malaysia and worldwide.

9. Motorola
Website: www.motorola.com/my/
Industry: ManufacturingAdd: Human Resources Department, Motorola Technology Sdn BhdBayan Lepas Technoplex Industrial Park, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.Tel: 04-6432511 (General)

First established in Malaysia in Penang (1974), Motorola today is a total solutions provider for wireless telecommunications and energy products. It is the first Motorola Asia-Pacific Regional Integrated Manufacturing, R&D and Distribution Center. Capabilities include design & development of two-way radio products, world-class manufacturing and distribution to global customers.

10. ExxonMobil
Website: www.exxonmobil.com.my
Industry: Oil & Gas
Add: Human Resources Department, Esso Production Malaysia Inc.Level 17, Menara ExxonMobil, Kuala Lumpur City Centre50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Fax: 603-3803494

A merge between Esso and Mobil produced ExxonMobil which is now the biggest oil and gas company globally, covering upstream, downstream, technology and chemical activities.

11. Hewlett Packard
Industry: Hardware/multimedia
Website: www.hp.com.my
Add: Human Resource Department, HP Towers, Hewlett Packard (M) Sdn Bhd., 12 Jalan Genggang, Bukit Damansara, 50409 Kuala Lumpur.

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing for consumers, enterprises and small and medium businesses.

12. Ernst & Young
Website: http://www.ey.com/global/content.nsf/Malaysia/Malaysia_Home_Page
Industry: Financial & tax servicesAdd: 4th Floor, Kompleks Antarabangsa, Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur. Tel (6)03.2144 2333 Fax (6)03.2141 0676

In Malaysia, Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services firms with more than 2,400 employees in 17 offices in West and East Malaysia. It was established in early 1900s and was one of the first internationally linked public accounting firms in the country.

13. Citibank
Website: www.citibank.com.my
Industry: Banking
Add: Human Resources Department, Menara Citibank165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03- 2380 0000

Citibank is part of Citigroup, the world’s largest banking entity, with operation in more than 100 countries and having more than 200 million customers worldwide. Citibank also offers one of the most comprehensive trainings to their sales force.

14. Dell Asia Pacific
Website: www.dell.com.my
Industry: PC/Hardware

Dell is one-stop PC and notebook supplier with state of the art assembly operation in Penang, supported by a world-class standard of customer service operation. At the heart of Dell’s Asia Pacific operations is the Asia Pacific Customer Center (APCC) in Penang, Malaysia. The 238,000-square-foot manufacturing facility opened in October 1995 and in February 2001, Dell’s second Asia Pacific Customer Centre (APCC2) of 370,000-square-feet began operations. Desktops, workstations, notebooks, servers and storage products are manufactured to order for customers throughout Asia Pacific.

15. Accenture
Website: http://www.accenture.com/Countries/Malaysia
Industry: Consultancy
Add: Level 66 Tower 2 Petronas Twin Towers, Jalan Ampang50088 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 2731 4000 Fax: 03 205 72537

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with operation in 110 offices worldwide. Accenture collaborate with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Accenture mobilizes excellent qualified people having the right skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance.

16. PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC)
Website: www.pwc.com/my
Industry: Financial & Tax services
Address: PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia, 11th Floor Wisma Sime Darby, Jalan Raja Laut, 50350 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIATelephone +60 (3) 26931077 Fax: +60(3) 26930997 Email: my.careers@my.pwc.com.

PWC provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. Their Malaysia operation is supported by a strong 1700 workforce in 9 locations.

17. Toyota
Website: www.toyota.com.my
Industry: Automotive
Add: Manager, Human Resources, UMW Toyota MalaysiaNo. 2, Persiaran Raja Muda, Seksyen 15, 40200 Shah Alam, Selangor.

Toyota Motor Corporation is one of the world’s leading automakers, offering full range of models. As of March 2004, Toyota employs 264,000 people worldwide, and market vehicles in more than 140 countries. Their diversified operations include telecommunications, prefabricated housing and leisure boats.

18. Nokia
Website: www.nokia.com.my
Industry: Mobile communications
Add: Nokia Networks Malaysia, Suite T01 3rd Floor Block 2320 Century Square, Jalan Usahawan, 63000 CYBERJAYA.Tel: +60 3 8313 6888 Fax: +60 3 8318 9188

A leading player in mobile communications in the Asia Pacific, Nokia first started operations in the region in the early 1980s. It has since established a leading brand presence in many local markets, and business has expanded considerably in all areas to support customer needs and the growth of the telecommunications industry in the region.

19. Bank Negara Malaysia
Website: www.bnm.gov.my
Industry: Banking
Add: Recruitment & Scholarship Section , Human Resource Management Department , 11C, Bank Negara Malaysia , Jalan Dato’ Onn 50480 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 2692 5373, 03 2690 7246, 03 2690 7242 Fax: 03 2698 7929 E-mail: recruit@bnm.gov.my

Bank Negara Malaysia is the central bank for Malaysia, established on 26 January 1959. The functions of the Bank are carried out within the context of the broader goals of promoting economic growth, a high level of employment, maintaining price stability and a reasonable balance in the country’s international payments position, eradicating poverty and restructuring society.

20. Western Digital
Website: www.wdc.com
Industry: Manufacturing
Add: The Human Resource Department Western Digital (Malaysia) Sdn BhdLot 3, Jalan SS8/6, Sungei Way Free Industrial Zone47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-7870 5123

Winner of Best Employers in Asia awards, Western Digital is really an excellent organization to be in. You’ll get a chance to get a closer look on the manufacturing operation of enterprise drives, desktop, external and mobile drives.

21. Air Asia
Website: www.airasia.com.my
Industry: Aviation

Air Asia has a record history of being a debt-ridden company turned into a multibillion organization within a span of merely 3 years. Headed by one of Malaysia’s most successful businesspersons, Datuk Tony Fernandez, there’s a limitless chance for your career to reach this sky, as of their planes, once you’re part of this ever growing company.

22. LogicaCMG
Website: www.logicacmg.com/my
Industry: IT outsourcing
Add: 601, Level 6, Uptown 1, No. 1, Jalan SS21/58Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling JayaSelangor Darul Ehsan. Tel: +603 7725 6890 Fax: +603 7726 6346

Currently the biggest IT outsourcing provider in Europe, LogicaCMG is continuing to make impact in Asia Pacific. It provides management and IT consultancy, systems integration and outsourcing services to clients across diverse markets including telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. Formed in December 2002, through the merger of Logica and CMG, the company employs around 20,000 staff in offices across 34 countries and has nearly 40 years of experience in IT services.

23. KPMG International
Website: http://www.kpmg.com
Industry: Financial Services
Add: KPMG/Desa Megat & Co., Wisma KPMG, Jalan DungunDamansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaMailing Address:P.O. Box 1004750702 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 011-60-3-2095-3388 Fax: 011-60-3-2095-0971

KPMG International is the global network of professional services firms providing audit, tax, and advisory services with industry focus. Its aim is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of its clients, people, and the capital markets. With nearly 94,000 people worldwide, KPMG member firms provide audit, tax, and advisory services from 717 cities in 148 countries.

24. Oracle Corporation
Website: www.oracle.com
Industry: Software/system
Malaysia office: Oracle Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Level 38 Menara Citibank, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 60-3-2161 8822 Fax: 60-3-2164 3755

For nearly three decades, Oracle, the world’s largest enterprise software company, has provided the software and services that let organizations get the most up-to-date and accurate information from their business systems.

25. Federal Express (FedEx)
Website: www.fedex.com/my
Industry: Logistic & freight forwarding
Selangor service centre in Malaysia: Federal Express Services (M) Sdn Bhd
17 Jalan TSB 8, Taman Industri Sungai Buloh47000 Kota Damansara, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Email: MALrecruit@fedex.com

Federal Express, part of transportation powerhouse FedEx Corporation, connects areas that generate 90 per cent of the world’s gross domestic product in 24 to 48 hours with door-to-door, customs-cleared service and a money-back guarantee. The company’s unmatched air route authorities and infrastructure make it the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast, reliable and time-definite transportation of more than 3.2 million items in 220 countries each working day. FedEx has more than 138,000 employees, 50,000 drop-off locations, 671 aircraft and 41,000 vehicles in its integrated global network.

26. Deloitte Malaysia
Website: www.deloitte.com
Industry: Financial & tax services
Add: Head Office, Level 19, SS21/58, Damansara Uptown, 47400 Petaling Jaya, P O Box 10093, 50704 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60(3) 7723 6500, +60(3) 7726 1833
Fax: +60(3) 7726 3986, +60(3) 7726 8986
e-mail: myaaa@deloitte.com

Deloitte Malaysia is among the nation’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through nearly 1,100 people in 8 offices throughout the nation. Having built a strong presence with a portfolio of clients spanning a variety of industries, Deloitte Malaysia has a proven record in providing services to some of the world’s largest multi-nationals as well as local enterprises, financial institutions, government bodies, public and newly privatised organisations.

27. Ericsson
Website: www.ericsson.com/my
Industry: Mobile communications
Malaysia address: Ericsson (M) Sdn Bhd3420 Persiaran Sepang63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor. Tel: 03-8314 6000 Fax: 03-8314 6009

Ericsson is the leading telecom supplier in the world. In the Asia Pacific region, Ericsson has over 30 percent market share in mobile communications infrastructure. Ericsson’s net sales in the region for Q3 2005 accounts for 22% of Ericsson’s global sales.Ericsson has a strong presence in Asia Pacific, with 16 operating entities grouped into five market units: Australia & New Zealand, China, India & Sri Lanka, North East Asia (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), and South East Asia (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei).

28. Samsung
Website: www.samsung.com
Industry: Electronics
Malaysia contact: Suite 3B-9-3A, Level 9, Block 3BPlaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: 03-2263 6600 Fax: 03-2263 6666

In this region, Malaysia plays a key role in SAMSUNG’s strategy as both a manufacturing export base as well as a market for high-value technology products. They currently employ a total of 2200 employees in Malaysia. SAMSUNG Electronics offices in Malaysia consist of 1 subsidiary office and 2 manufacturing facilities. In recent years, SAMSUNG has evolved as a major consumer technology brand. We consistently clinch top 3 positions across South-East Asia for televisions, monitors/LCD monitors, side-by-side refrigerators, washing machines and DVD players.

29. Sony Malaysia
Website: www.sony.com.my
Industry: Manufacturing/electronic
Malaysia contact: The Human Resources DepartmentSony (M) Sdn Bhd, No.7, Tanjung Bandar UtamaBandar Utama, Petaling Jaya 47800, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Email: recruits@sony.com.my

Sony has helped developed discerning Malaysians who have come to expect quality, integrity and reliability in audio/visual equipment. Sony’s cutting-edge technology brings sights and sounds, expectations and experiences into the home as well as the office.

30. Berjaya Corporation
Website: www.berjaya.com.my
Industry: Various
Add: BERJAYA LAND BERHAD Group Human Resource & Administration Division11th Floor Menara Berjaya, K L Plaza179 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Email: hr@berjaya.com.my

Berjaya Corporation is a major Malaysian conglomerate with annual revenue in excess of Rm2.93 billion. Through a series of acquisitions, organic growth and the entrepreneurial leadership of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Vincent Tan, Berjaya Corporation today has a total employee strength of over 17,000, and is engaged in the various core activities including property development, vacation & resorts, education, food & beverage, investment holdings and others.


TnG vs Ez-link: Don’t be so lan-si!

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This is Malaysia’s Touch ‘n Go card, a prepaid smart card used by our country popularly to pay for toll fees and other public transports. According to them, we are using the same electronic payment system of Transport for London. This card implementation can process up to 800 vehicles per hour to ease the queue congestion at toll plazas. As you know, we have the highest number of toll plazas in the world.

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This is Singapore’s ez-link card, basically share the similar functions of TnG, but I am impressed that I can use this at McDonalds and 7-eleven, I can even get discounts for public transports for the prepaid card. I can reload this in any 7-eleven outlets and any MRT station, at no additional charge. Anyway, why do they charge you for reload, you would ask.

Because you see, Malaysia’s TnG is so Lan-si (Chinese way of saying sombong ler), reload in other agents will incur up to RM1 fee. No discount is given for using this system for public transport, instead you may have to pay the commission fee. You know when I go to One Utama shopping complex, I have to pay 10% more on top of my parking fee for using TnG. Furthermore, this card is not available for senior citizen, handicapped or children. What the …@#$%^&*! 

Fed up! Don’t tell me it still takes time. We are celebrating Malaysia’s 50 year old next month. How much time you need for the welfare of our nation? Is it too hard and too much for something which is good? Think!


Desperate hotels: WiFi goes wild

I wonder why the local hotels charge so high, a 1000 times higher than the market rate for internet access in room. Being a trainer who travels around, I am shocked to know how the local hotels charge for their internet service. Just imagine Hya– Hotel in Johor charge RM60 for daily use, Vis— Hotel in KL charge RM0.15 per minute use (i.e. RM216 per day), whereas our local TM company charges RM66 unlimited access per month (the min. rate package) with free modem. Really giler…

‘This is how the hotel makes profit! We can do nothing!’ is not the answer for their profit imperialism. Why we still provide them an excuse huh? Don’t you know we have been treated unfairly? Common, don’t tell me the hotel’s internet access is more advanced. We are all using services from TM provider. Regardless how luxury your hotel is, I don’t find any reason why they still want to earn profit in this internet free community. If your answer is simply profit, then think of how you reward your customers now.

Coffee bean and starbucks have free WiFi you know. Even the mamak stall now having free WiFi service, so what are your reason, desperate hotels? Are you abusing the TM service? It’s like you get cheap supply from someone and sell it for a thousand times higher to others!

Time to change now! Time to do something!