Category: BlogTalk

Ng Keng Hooi makes Malaysian corporate history

BY DALJIT DHESI   Ng Keng Hooi (pic) made headlines when he became the first Malaysian to helm an international financial services group. He was recently picked to succeed Mark Tucker, another global insurance vateran, as group chief executive and president…

And so I kept quiet?

I find this interesting read for the morning…. No, I am not a politician just a blogger, also not one who agrees with what the writer says here. No particular race or person is the issue or they being part…

Regulations to revamp Malaysia’s life sector (A Zurich viewpoint) 

By Monira Matin Malaysia’s life insurance industry, traditionally dominated by agency business, is set to see “rapid changes” once the country brings wide-ranging regulatory measures, according to Philip Smith, chief executive of Zurich Malaysia Bhd. The insurance regulator Bank Negara Malaysia…

Protected: Weekend Insurance Talk

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The Post Malaysian GST, An Insurer’s Nightmare? 

After the 1st April 2015’s GST implementation…. perhaps now is the time for the industry to reflect upon what’s next. What’s next is not difficult to guess. The Royal Custom & Excise department is certain to conduct a check if…

Woman Who Predicted The Fall of The Twin Towers Has Bad News For 2016 And Perhaps More To Come!

One of the most shocking prediction was made in 1980. The visually impaired old lady said: “when the new century rolled over, in August of 1999 or 2000, Kursk will be secured with water, and the entire world will be sobbing over it.”
The forecast did not bode well in those days. A quarter century, it appeared well and good. A Russian atomic submarine died in a mischance in August of 2000. The sub was named after the city of Kursk , which in no way, shape or form could have been secured with water.






A Public Apology To GetCover 

​We apologise to GetCover for a blog posting that was written and published on the 30th July 2016 alleging that GetCover was engaging in an MLM scheme in the selling of insurance. “It was not fair to GetCover if we…

The Horses Mouth | The Concept Paper for Detariffication and Liberalisation Roadmap

BNM is not exactly sure how to deal with those queries put forth by the audience. We were not sure if those queries confuse BNM or BNM’s replies having confused the audience; ultimately they think going back to cardinal rule#1, just submit to BNM for us to eye-ball and we shall tell you if those products that were being mentioned were indeed have no infringement of the tariff and the spirit behind this roadmap….






Detariffing Motor & Fire Insurance and Liberalisation of the Malaysian General Insurance Industry

The (BNM) Bank Negara’s Concept Paper on “PHASED LIBERALISATION OF MOTOR AND FIRE TARIFFS” is out, posted on their kijang-net portal and awaiting responses (until 29 April 2016) from insurance practitioners. I thought of highlighting what I could possibly see and decipher from the very “condensed” write-up. I would appreciate some feedbacks from you guys before I summarise some responses to BNM. By the way, I am not able to post the full concept paper here as the paper is not supposed to be for public viewing, nevertheless I should provide you with one if you have genuine intention to provide necessary feedback. Kindly provide me with the necessary info within the following contact form:






15-Day Celebration of Chinese New Year – Chinese Customs

The festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first lunar month (Traditional Chinese: 正月; Pinyin: zhēngyuè) in the Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th; this day is called Lantern Festival. The first day of the New Year is known as Yuan Dan (Chinese: 元旦; pinyin: yuándàn (First Morning of the year), New Year’s Day, First Day (or Duan Ri).