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Cheah Cheng Hye—Penang’s Own Warren Buffett

By Ooi Kee Beng For PENANG MONTHLY, Oct 2012 Standfirst: Cheah Cheng Hye, alumnus of Penang Free School, has been called the Warren Buffett of the East.  Although he claims that gives him way too much credit, the reasons why he is one of Asia’s most respected fund managers are many. For one thing, Value … Continue reading


Give Me a Town Square, or Give Me Death

By Ooi Kee Beng [Editorial in Penang Monthly, October 2012] One thing that strikes me when I travel from city to city nowadays is that the ones I enjoy most and have the fondest memories of are simply those that boast some huge and central public space where the local population – the citizens literally … Continue reading

Kuala Lumpur – Still Best at Being Middling?

By Ooi Kee Beng For THE EDGE, Kuala Lumpur, 26 March 2012 I am sitting at a dear friend’s apartment in Hong Kong’s Wanchai district, looking across to Kowloon. Well, that’s not totally correct. I can actually not see Kowloon at all. The mist is so dense that even the vessels floating in the straits … Continue reading