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5 Quirky Aspects Of Malaysian Work Culture

Every country has their quirks in cultures and practices. With Malaysia being the cultural melting-pot that it is, distinctive features of its’ working culture have been noted, some of which may make you go “that’s so us lah!”. 1. Don’t worry, I’ll do my best! The culture in Malaysia is simple. If you hire someone to do something, you will be assured that they will do their best. What they don’t tell you is how qualified they are for their job. It doesn’t matter what you’re asking them to do however, the response is always the same. The natural Malaysian humility is a double-edged sword. Knowing that the person will do their best can put you at ease, but there’s a difference between doing their best and actually getting the job done. Western countries tend to prefer when employees give the...

Music In Your Malaysian Store: What To Know About Licensing

Music is an effective tool to create the right ambience and setting for your establishment. It sets the tone for customers and tells them what kind of business you are from the second they walk-in. Furthermore, studies have shown that playing music is beneficial for the well-being of a person in many ways, directly affecting the moods and motivations of your staff. So, it’s simple, right? Get a speaker/PA system set-up, plugin and press play. Well, not so. The legalities surrounding the use and reproduction of commercial music are tedious. The copyright laws really put a dent into the whole process. Even playing music from Spotify or Youtube is considered “illegal”, as their licenses do not cover commercial use. For Malaysian businesses, we’ll try to guide you to the right departments, lic...