Authored by Premilla Mohanlall, “Syed Mokhtar Albukhary: A Biography” was a nicely written, easy-to-read with simple english, authorised biography of Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary. Unlike the other autobiography that focus on the personal story, this book is focused on more on his business –related matters and less touch on his personal life. The first time I looked at the book at MPH website, which appears on the first page of website.
Syed Mokhtar Albukhary is one of the most well-known tycoons in Malaysia and has been estimated he has a net worth estimated to be US$2.75 billion according to Forbes, making him the 8th richest Malaysian in 2012. Yet, very little is known about the man. Some businessmen crave publicity and love to see their names in the tv and newspaper but he belongs to the group of businessmen that tend to be media shy and rarely give interviews. (more…)
Event:Kedah International Mount Jerai Challenge 2013
Distance: 10 Km Mount Jerai Climb
Achievement: Finisher medal
I went to this event last week but only today can update on blog. Because I pretty much busy with my preparation for final exam that finished this morning.
This is my first climbathon ever. I never climb any mount throughout my entire life. So, I was very excited to try my first climbathon on the highest mountain in Kedah, Jerai Mount. I know climb mount in normal way(without run) already difficult, so to climb while running will be much more difficult. Trail and road run are not similar in nature and trail run focus not only on distance but also the elevation. I participate in closed categories with 10 Km distance the elevation about 1500 m from the sea level. (more…)
I stumble upon the online malay mail today and my eye catch the headline title “Fairphone”. Fairphone? it seem a new smartphone is around the corner. Anyway, this is not a new smartphone by samsung, nokia or any other big companies, just a normal smartphone that was design by the Netherlands company based in Amsterdam.
So, what so special?
The specialty is not lies on the design or software but on the sources the raw material come from in order to produce the phone. The phone was built through a transparent supply chain with minerals and precious metals sourced from conflict-free Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its creators, who have worked for three years to bring the first handset to market, stress that the Fairphone is just the beginning and that this particular handset is simply the first step on a longer journey towards devices built by people in the best possible working conditions, devices that protect rather than impact the (more…)