Sunday, 2 June 2013

Malaysia-The Star Online: Graduates only know SMS jargon, not proper English

The Star Online: Graduates only know SMS jargon, not proper English

This article is from The Star Online (http://thestar.com.my)
URL: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/6/2/nation/13166142&sec=nation

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MALACCA: Many multinational companies have to bear with jobseekers who can only write in SMS jargon, said state Private Sec&#173;&#173;-tors Affairs, Human Resources and NGOs committee <span class="knx-annotation" xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/" typeOf="foaf:Person" property="foaf:name" about="http://archives.thestar.com.my/search/?q=Datuk M.S. Mahadevan" content="Datuk M.S. Mahadevan"><a rel="foaf:homepage" href="http://archives.thestar.com.my/search/?q=Datuk M.S. Mahadevan" target="_blank">chairman Datuk M.S. Mahadevan</a></span>.


These firms are finding it difficult to hire graduates who possess a fair command of the English language, he said.


&#8220;They are not looking for candidates with impeccable English but those with a moderate command to get the task done.


&#8220;But the pool of graduates who apply for jobs can only write in SMS jargon, which is not a formal way to carry out business correspondence,&#8221; he said in an interview yesterday.


This was among the grouses he received from the management of multinational companies here when he went around to introduce himself since taking over the state executive councillor portfolio.


Mahadevan said he would advocate for the English-speaking officers to screen applications from graduates before they were referred to these organisations.


&#8220;We have to take care of investors and their requirements, especially those who have to communicate with their clients from other countries where English is the main commu&#173;nication tool,&#8221; he said.


Mahadevan also lamented about young graduates who demanded high salaries but did not possess the qualities required by the prospective employer.


Some employers complained that their new executives, who were hired based on their paper qualifications, could not string a proper sentence not just in English but also in Bahasa Malaysia.


They believed that these executives could have plagiarised materials from the Internet and submitted paperwork to their superiors to pass off as their own ideas, he said.


Mahadevan said he would also propose the idea of a skills training hub in Gadek, Alor Gajah, to guide job seekers on how to cope with requirements at the workplace.


&#8220;There should be a shift in mindset among young employees.


&#8220;Nothing comes easy, so they should stop being demanding just because they are gra&#173;duates,&#8221; he said.

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Malaysia-Malaysian Legal and Corporate Conference (MLCC)

Malaysian Legal and Corporate Conference (MLCC)
To:


   Malaysian Legal and Corporate Conference (MLCC)  
SHIFTING SANDS: IS THE LAW RESHAPING OUR LEGAL AND CORPORATE SECTORS?
3 & 4 JULY 2013
Royale Chulan Hotel, KL

Normal Price: RM1,600 Per Participant
Early Bird Promo Price (before 14 June 2013): RM1,350 Per Participant
*With FREE BOOK "Company Directors & The Law worth" RM280
*Enjoy a 10% group discount for five or more simultaneous registrations from the same law firm/organization
Do register now by filling up the attached form and fax or email:-Fax :03-4270 5402 / Tel: 03-4270 5400,HP: 010-363 6471/email: vimala@cljlaw.com.my
ABOUT MLCC
The Malaysian Legal and Corporate Conference is an event jointly organised by The Malaysian Current Law Journal (CLJ) and Bar Council Malaysia.
This inaugural event themed 'Shifting Sands: Is the Law Reshaping Our Legal and Corporate Sectors?" seeks to bring attention to recent events in the law and their effect on both divides.
The MLCC will serve as a dynamic and provocative platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas and discuss the impact of legislative changes both on legal practice and on corporate governance.
With this in mind, the Organisers left no stone unturned in bringing together an eminent panel of speakers who are distinguished specialists in their fields to share their knowledge and insight in this two-day event. Our forum panellists from Australia, Singapore and Korea, and experienced facilitators will contribute to a stimulating experience for all who are in attendance.
Opening & Keynote Address
YAA TUN ARIFIN ZAKARIA
Chief Justice, Malaysia
Special Addresses
Y.A.Bhg. TUN ZAKI TUN AZMI
Chairman, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad
Former Chief Justice, Malaysia
Y.A.Bhg. TUN ABDUL HAMID HAJI MOHAMAD
Former Chief Justice, Malaysia
Syariah Advisory Council Member, Securities Commission Malaysia
For further information and to view the speakers' profiles, please visit www.mlcc.com.my or call undersigned.
Best Regards,
VIMALA
Sales Executive


Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn Bhd
E1-2(2nd Floor), Jalan Selaman ½, Dataran Palma,
6800 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan,Malaysia
H/P: 010-363 6471
Tel: 03-4270 5400
Fax: 03-4270 5402
Email:vimala@cljlaw.com

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Malaysia-Bar Council Malaysia-CLJ Event: MLCC-Shifting Sands: Is The Law Reshaping Our Legal And Corporate sectors

Bar Council Malaysia-CLJ Event: MLCC-Shifting Sands: Is The Law Reshaping Our Legal And Corporate sectors
To:


Bar Council Malaysia CPD Code: 0304072013/CCPCLJ/KL0107/10   CPD Point: 10
Invitation to Bar Council Malaysia-CLJ  Event: MLCC
Shifting Sands: Is The Law Reshaping Our Legal And Corporate sectors
3-4 July 2013 | Royale Chulan Hotel, KL
The Malaysian Legal and Corporate Conference is an event jointly organised by The Malaysian Current Law           
Journal (CLJ) and Bar Council Malaysia.                                                                                                                          
This inaugural event themed 'Shifting Sands: Is the Law Reshaping Our Legal and Corporate Sectors?" seeks to    
bring attention to recent events in the law and their effect on both divides.                                                                 
The MLCC will serve as a dynamic and provocative platform for stakeholders to exchange ideas and discuss the     
impact of legislative changes both on legal practice and on corporate governance.                                                         
With this in mind, the Organisers left no stone unturned in bringing together an eminent panel of speakers who are
distinguished specialists in their fields to share their knowledge and insight in this two-day event. Our forum          
panellists from Australia, Singapore and Korea, and experienced facilitators will contribute to a stimulating            
experience for all who are in attendance.                                                                                                                         
Time Programme
Day 1 Wednesday 3 July 2013
9:30 AM to 9:45 AM Introduction
Rostina Gaus Managing Director, Malaysian Current Law Journal
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM Welcome Address
Steven Thiruneelakandan Vice-President, Bar Council Malaysia
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Official Opening & Keynote Address
YAA Tun Arifin Zakaria Chief Justice, Malaysia
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Tea Break
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Corporate Insolvency and Winding-up
Datin K. Jeyanthini Partner, Shearn Delamore & Co.
Mr Ooi Woon Chee Partner, KPMG
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Companies Restructuring Under the Companies Act 1965
Mr Effendy Othman Partner, Zaid Ibrahim & Co
Mr Wong Wing Seong Executive Director, Advisory, BDO
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Tea Break
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Due Diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions
Mr Jal Othman Partner, Shook Lin & Bok
6:00 AM Networking Welcome Reception - Special Address
Y.A.Bhg. Tun Zaki Tun Azmi Chairman, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad; Former Chief Justice, Malaysia
Day 2 Thursday 4 July 2013
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Special Address - Obligations of Companies to Pay Zakat: Issues Arising from Effects of Separate Legal Entity
Y.A.Bhg. Tun Abdul Hamid Haji Mohamad 
Former Chief Justice, Malaysia; Syariah Advisory Council, Securities Commission Malaysia
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Tea Break
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Competition Law: Its Impact on Business and Legal Practice
Tan Sri Dato' Seri Siti Norma Yaakob Chairman, Malaysia Competition Commission
Ms Adlin Abdul Majid Partner, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Lunch
Nightmares on AMLA Street: A Critical Study of the Provisions of Anti Money Laundering Laws
Mr Nitin Nadkarni Partner, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Tea Break
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM Forum on Liberalisation - Lawyering in A Brave New World Panellists:
Mr. Christopher Leong President, Bar Council Malaysia
President of SLA- Ms Malathi Das President of LAWASIA, Singapore
President of Korean Bar (TBC)- Mr Glenn Ferguson Ferguson Cannon Lawyers, Australia
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Official Closing
Mr. Christopher Leong President, Bar Council Malaysia
To enroll, kindly contact Mandy Lim at 012-696 3379 or email to mandy.lim@cljlaw.com




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