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  By Lee Wen Ling & Sukhraj Singh Dhaliwal (BAC Apprentices)   "You hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability!" (Agent Smith, The Matrix)   It is undeniable that Hollywood films have heavily impacted our general conception of what Artificial Intelligence (AI)  is. From broadcasting eccentric villains like Agent Smith to instrumental robots such as Wall-E, it would not be odd for a...
By Kaartheik Geiyan & Hu Hui Hui (BAC Apprentices)   From Facebook to Instagram, social media is no stranger to brands. But what is this new app by a Beijing-based company that has led to rave reviews by millennials?      TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. It is a platform which sparks creativity by allowing users to create fun and creative content in...
Yes, we’ve all been there; sulkily wallowing in the utter shame and embarrassment that comes from making mistakes.   Mistakes can often discourage us from going ahead with something we’ve just started to learn, it may provoke us to quit a job or convince us that we’re not good enough. Mistakes and failure are so intrinsically intertwined, making it easy to assume and believe that there is no more room to learn and...
Have you ever looked at someone at a work-related event and thought “Wow! This person really does know everyone.” It’s impressive, isn’t it? Watching them move from one group of people to the next, maintaining civil, charming conversation.   Establishing strong professional networks of this sort, can determine your success. Networking does not only boost your social skills and confidence, but it can also...
Individual growth is a critical aspect in everyone’s lives. However, sometimes an individual may hit a growth gap trap, hindering personal development, and limiting potential. People tend to lose themselves in these traps, believing that there is no other option. This is not true; they are simply choosing the easy way out. Growth is messy and not something that can be achieved overnight, it takes effort, intention, and action. Not to...
 By: Yap Wen Han (BAC Apprentice)   On 11 January 2021, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on the advice of the Cabinet, declared a nationwide state of Emergency in accordance with the article of the Federal Constitution to curb the spread of Covid-19 cases. The proclamation of Emergency under Article 150 of the Federal Constitution was followed by the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021 gazetted by the Government on the...
“Both Mr. A and Mr.B agreed on an out of court settlement to resolve the issue”- a line you may or may not have come across when looking up/ reading about legal cases.      The phrase “out of court settlement” is generally understood to be a nod to alternative dispute resolution- ADR for short. For laypeople, ADR is a collective term for the various methods of resolving conflicts/ disputes between 2...
As one would know, the laws of a nation are established to maintain a safe, functioning, orderly society. However, not all law is set in stone forever. Such is the case with Malaysia, especially while having seen advancements in the areas of technology, communications, and media in the past two decades. With evolution and advancement, comes a fair share of challenges and threats. Hence, new laws are always developed, amended, and established...
Derek Chauvin’s high profile trial came to a close when the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three counts. The former Minneapolis cop ignited a worldwide outcry over his kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes, resulting in his death. This gruesome scene brought into question the racial injustices prevalent amongst America’s enforcement officers. For those of you who want a nuanced understanding of...
If you have recently graduated and intend to gain some work experience to enhance your skills and employability in the long-run, read on for some basic ways to gain essential work experience valued by employers in any industry. 1.   Get a part-time job The value of a part-time or temporary job can lead you to great things. Besides filling in the gaps in your resume, it can be the foundation to improve your skills and...
It’s hard not to feel frustrated when you have been searching for a job over a long period of time. The key thing to remember is that staying positive is vital to your job hunt success. Fear not, here are some tips that could help you remain positive during your job search! Self-care is a priority Remember the safety announcement on airplanes? The one about putting on your oxygen mask before assisting others? Apply that to...
Are you a graduate eagerly looking forward to start your first job? If yes, then read on and discover five basic things you need to know before choosing your first job. 1. Benefits Although your base salary makes up a major portion of your compensation, you need to clarify with the hiring manager about other benefits such as medical and insurance coverage, dental and optical allowance, bonuses, commission, etc before signing on the...