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Mysterious ‘Madam W’ bequeaths millions of ringgit to orphans

KUALA LUMPUR: In a selfless act of charity, a woman, prior to her death in 2013, bequeathed a portion of her multi-million ringgit estate to a number of orphanages as part of her last will and testament. The woman, identified only as “Madam W”, had instructed that the portion be invested and its proceeds be […]

A Simple Guide on Will Writing to Get You Started

Making a will is one of the most important things you’ll ever need to do. In event of your passing, your assets will not be “automatically” passed down to your loved ones. Hence, it is important to ensure your family and loved ones will get what is rightfully theirs. But where should you start? Here’s a simple guide on Will […]

Cover Story: Taking estate planning to the next level

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only impacted many lives and livelihoods but has also brought about a greater awareness of one’s mortality and the need to prepare for the unexpected. This has compelled many consumers to put their affairs in order, according to Azhar Iskandar Hew, group CEO of Rockwills Corp Sdn Bhd. In fact, […]

Dying Without a Will, Puts Your Family in a World of Mess

Most of us think about writing a will only when we’re much older. Why? Well, entertaining the idea of death especially when we’re going about our daily lives, doesn’t sound too fun. But the reality is, none of us know what the future holds – one day you might be well and alive and the […]

Overlooking succession planning could be a ‘kiss of death’ for listed companies

KUALA LUMPUR: The absence of proper succession planning in a public listed company (PLC), in the event of a major shareholder’s death, can lead to adverse consequences, including losing control of the PLC, loss of funds amounting to tens or hundreds of millions, even family tussles and distress amid the fight for capital and control. ROCKWILLS […]

Confessions Of A Smart Alex

Tham was convinced by his son Alex, to appoint him as the executor and not trust a company so to save on the estate administration fees and his is one of the beneficiaries. Upon Tham’s death, Alex went about to obtain the grant of probate. Little by little, he found out that he had a […]