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Heartiest Congratulations UK University Graduates!

- relevant to ambitious ACCA undergraduates

Heartiest Congratulations! 

SUCCESSFUL Degree Holders of UK University. I am glad that my students passed well. Even getting Grade B, 2nd Class Honours, while working full time and having to balance with family responsibilities. Amazing rare talents you all are.

How are Malaysian Universities fare in World Ranking?

7 Malaysian varsities make it into THE rankings

Pic 02: Substance (ranking) over form. UTP shocking low ranking.

Seven Malaysian universities have made it into the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTM) and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) have made the list for the first time, in the 601-800 and 801+ bands respectively.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) maintained their 2015 rankings (601-800 band).

However, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Mara dropped in ranking from the 401-500 band in the 2015 rankings to the 601-800 band and from the 601-800 band last year to the 801+ band this year, respectively.

“Malaysia invests a huge amount in higher education and has marketed itself as a knowledge economy and innovation hub in recent years. However, the nation’s public universities have been hit by a 15 per cent budget cut this ye…

Corporate Governance at PLAY: BP shareholders reject chief Bob Dudley's £14m pay deal

- relevant to F8, P1 and P7 

Corporate Governance is a critical hot topic. See how the CHECK AND BALANCE against Executive Directors powers are at play - real life. 

BP shareholders reject chief Bob Dudley's £14m pay deal BP shareholders have rejected a pay package of almost £14m for chief executive Bob Dudley at the oil company's annual general meeting.
Just over 59% of investors rejected Mr Dudley's 20% increase, one of the largest rejections to date of a corporate pay deal in the UK.

The vote is non-binding on BP, but earlier, chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg promised to review future pay terms.

Mr Dudley received the rise despite BP's falling profits and job cuts.
Corporate governance adviser Manifest says the vote is at or above the fifth-largest in the UK against a boardroom remuneration deal.
'Last chance saloon' In his opening address to the shareholders' meeting, before the vote had been formally announced, Mr Svanberg acknowledged the strengt…