This is an opinion piece after all written by secretary of ex-PM with statistics not supported with any references so I would take it with a pinch of salt. The author tries to paint a single race as agreeable to corruption (isn't that racist by the way?). Corruption is an opportunistic scenario that can be mitigated with proper check & balance which we ought and can put in place with good government. What the author failed to remember is that back in GE14, PH and the political party he was in (read Bersatu) was working together and look how that went? The latter decided to backstab the government of the day. Conclusion: Corruption can be mitigated with proper check & balance but behaviour (backstabbing) is hard to change. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
The only reason BN did badly in these "opposition states" was because the then opposition did such a terrific job in slowly chip away the impenetrable fortress of BN. If that can be done then, PH-BN can definitely have a go at reversing it again. But first, the corruption must go.
Do not be disheartened. In fact on the contrary, all Malaysians who dislike racial politics should come out to vote in full force. Once the politicians know that they have adequate support to from government with the support of like-minded people who dislike racial politics, then we would start seeing a change in landscape for a brighter Malaysia.
The author needs to be able to differentiate between state and federal issues. Most if not all his grouses are related to federal matters. As for state, we'll need to look at the development and progress of the state and infrastructure. How is the corruption level and do we/our children need to move to other states to look for work and you'll have your answer to which party to vote for.
Unfortunately, there isn't a real alternative to the current government - Nurses dress too revealing? Cold play promotes hedonism? Gimme a break. If anything, PH should have been given a bigger mandate so that they can just do their thing without needing to join forces with others and compromise their objective.
https://theedgemalaysia.com/node/671265 "Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail said political patronage is involved in the prevalent illegal online gambling scene in Malaysia, which is a major constraint faced by his ministry, the police and the government in solving the issue"
Very interesting. Sometimes, things are more than what it seems. At least there seems to be concerted effort now taken against the illegal online gambling.
@smallsexypig Thanks for sharing. The conversation was very informative and engaging. It's good to know that the CEO is very much aware of his properties even up to minute details like tenants in his least performing property. Kudos too on improving ESG too by using renewable energy.
Sometimes I wonder what the management is doing. Last year's private placement was 1.78, now fast forward one year it's 1.75. If even the management thinks that the fair value ought to be lower this year than last year, what do they expect from investors....
Yeah, the last few quarters had been heartbreaking but the recent result seems to show that it is coming out of the slump. This quarter would be the last for Cukai makmur so after that, the DPS should return to close to pre-pandemic levels with possible bonus from merger and 5G.
@newbie8080 thanks, always welcome a constructive discussion. How I read it is that the current ~14% quarter loss was due to higher input cost. The mitigation plan implemented, which have already started since July as mentioned by yourself, was to increase the price by 5-10% depending on region. Based on this increase, it would take 2 quarters just to get back to the profit last quarter, of course I'm simplifying the calculation since there'll be many factors to take into account. Yes agreed that normalising of cost would be the redemption.
Somewhat disappointing results. FFB needs to grow, and rapidly, to justify it's high PE but instead it fell. RHB-OSK report says that the recent price increase of between 5-10% would help but didn't their profit fell by 14% this quarter? So the price increase would still not be adequate and RHB-OSK recommends a BUY. This is all so confusing...
@kokchengkai I was thinking of the same thing too. With the rampant scams going on even with legit sites, I can't imagine the risk of giving personal details to illegal sites and operators. In the end, won't even have straws to clutch on.
@Nepo thanks for the link. Great to see that Axis is on top. Having said that, it would be good to see the comparison within the same period but I guess we'll never know - Axis IPO is 5, 6 and 7 years earlier than Sunway, Pavilion and IGB respectively which will give the former additional dividends.
Bkawan has always had small volume perhaps because it's somewhat pricey and not part of KLCI index. However, it's gain is no fluke since it's been climbing ever since the first MCO in 2020. Currently, it's EPS is over 300+ cents making it one of the highest if not the highest earning counter in KLSE and with generous dividend as well at more than 4%. My only regret is not buying more when I had the chance. Anyways, this is a GenM forum not Bkawan so I'll digress.
Pathetic QR-ly results. Earnings are lower Q-o-Q and Y-o-Y by double figures. DPS is even worse. Need to go back to almost 10 years (2013) to find a lower dividend and that's not accounting for inflation. Unfortunately, there is no where end in sight. Currently, Digi is the worst performing stock in my portfolio this year.
Could never really understand why would anyone want to buy for illegal punters especially now that the shops are open. Imagine hitting the jackpot for MYR95mil and the website decides to shut down the next day. What a bummer.
@Mark Goh Many thanks. Based on your graph, can I interpret that BK is of "high value" ie high EPS and high share price since it is located on the far right region but yet still undervalued because it is below the line?
@sincerestock just want to mention that Tenaga is the only electric supplier in Peninsular Malaysia. The arrangement is different for Sabah and Sarawak. Also to add that whilst it has monopoly in Peninsular, it still needs to buy commodities to generate electricity which might squeeze its earnings. Anyways like Kimsua said, the only thing that matter is the earnings - everything else will follow suit.
Well if PBB is gonna do a PBB which means payout dividend of about 50% of their earnings, then it'll will need to do exceptionally well for this final quarter (north of EPS 8.0 cents) to beat the previous interim dividend of 7.50cents. Let's wait and see.