Year End Message 2014

 

We all have the tendency to review events, achievements and perhaps to think of lost opportunities and what the New Year would bring. At VIOBA we look back to a reasonably good year and look forward to new challenges in 2015. We are issuing a newsletter called Victorious available now in electronic format, feel free to share it with other Victorians. Our relationship with the school is improving. We are now able to use certain school facilities and we are next planning for members to use the swimming pool on weekends. In return we will have to help with the revival of the Swimming and Life Savers Club. Please get in touch if you have ideas on this.

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Raja Kumaran’s Profile – Speaker for “GST is coming: What you doing?”

 

RAJA KUMARAN

Executive Director

PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn. Bhd.

Tel: +(603) 2173 1701

Email: raja.kumaran@my.pwc.com

 

Raja has 34 years of indirect taxation experience having previously served as a senior officer with the Customs Department.

He was part of the MOF/Customs Sales and Services Tax (SST) team responsible for drafting the SST law in early 90s.

He was also part of the delegation which visited the UK, Netherlands and Singapore to study issues on the implementation of GST/VAT in those countries. 

Raja has extensive knowledge on customs administration, import/export procedures, classifications, valuation, licensing, compliance and is well versed with the Customs Act, Excise Act, Service Tax Act, Sales Tax Act, the Countervailing and Anti Dumping Act, the ASEAN Preferential Trading Arrangements (PTA) and the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) Scheme.

He has worked with local and multinational clients from various industries including gaming, automotive, telecommunications, manufacturing, trading, property development, oil and gas and information technology.

In addition, he is a key GST adviser to a financial services regulatory authority.

Raja is currently the Convener of the Trade Facilitation Sub-Committee for the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI).  

 

 

 

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Daniel Shield Games 2014

The event was held on Saturday 18 October starting at 9.30am. As always the senior Victorians once again marched into the school with the objective to met the present boys and do their best to win the matches.This year the following games were played and the results are as follows:

Game Old Boys Present Boys
Football 3 2
Rugby (10 a side) 21 27
Water Polo 11 6
Basketball 58 44
Table Tennis 2 1
Total 4 1

Former national footballer and Victorian Batch ‘86, Shahrin Majid was in attendance and he said in his speech that Victorians must always do their utmost in their endeavours, never give up and must learn from the seniors. The Daniel Shield Games’ objective is to allow the schoolboys to share a common bond with their seniors and to have some interaction with them playing sports. He later gave away prizes to all participants and the Daniel Shield the VI Old Boys who retained the trophy once again. 

  

VIOBA thanks the organizing committee, the school and all participants for their efforts.

 

Warmest Regards,

KC Kwek - President

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GST is coming: What you doing?

 

VIOBA Speaker Series

Title : GST is coming: What you doing?

Time & Date : 10.30 -11.30 am Saturday 22 November 2014 

Location : VIOBA Clubhouse 

Speaker : PricewaterhouseCoopers GST expert

Focus : The talk will leans towards SMEs and then discuss how all Victorians can beat the taxman and maximise their Ringgit on a company and individual level.  

Please register your interest to vioba.secretary@gmail.com now as seats are limited. Members get priority!

 

Warmest Regards,

KC Kwek - President

 

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