Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh, the ex Chairman of the SC.
Why was Ranjit so gung-ho in going after Supermax? Both Dato’ Seri Stanley Thai and wife Datin Seri Cheryl were slapped with insider trading charges. Both were convicted using only what were seen as circumstantial evidence at best.
Stanley came out in the open in 2013 to support the opposition and that probably cost him more than he had ever expected, though the company remain strong despite everything thrown at them.
The SC and Ranjit were also seen to be selectively prosecuting corporate figures friendly to the opposition. Among them were Dato’ Vincent Leong Jee Wai (said to be brother of PKR MP William Leong Jee Keen), Kencana Petroleum Bhd (Kencana), Datuk Yeow Kheng Chew (partner of Mokhzani Mahathir), Dato Norhamzah Nordin of Kosmo technology (friendly to Mukhriz Mahathir) and others linked to their companies.
Ranjit has been replaced at the SC. But will Ranjit’s reign in SC be reviewed? Will he face justice for selective prosecuting supporters of the opposition? Or has been made a deal with the new government so he can have a peaceful retirement?
The Interests line on your resume is a CRITICAL TOOL that you must leverage to:
1) Add color to your personality, making you more INTERESTING, MEMORABLE, and UNIQUE
2) Create a stronger RELATIONSHIP with the person you’re networking or interviewing with
3) Showcase hidden talents and passions that can make you more CREDIBLE
This section of your resume is EXTREMELY important, and you have to be prepared to discuss the interests that you have noted. Follow the below guidelines to maximize your success with this tool:
1) You CANNOT place interests that you are not fully familiar with, because if you can’t maintain a conversation about something you’re interested in, you will be exposed and it will severely hurt your credibility. I have spoken to several students that have listed “Investing” on their interests line who don’t actively invest, and completely blank out when I ask questions about the market and specific companies in their portfolio.
2) You CANNOT ONLY have generic interests that are solely related to the field that you are applying for. For example, I cringe when I see investment banking candidates have listed “Wall Street Journal, Jim Cramer, Finance Society at XYZ University” as their only interests. That is the easiest way to be interesting to absolutely NO ONE, and shows a complete lack of creativity, curiosity, and personality.
3) You SHOULD have a mix of items that make you more credible and showcase your unique talents and passions. YOU MUST REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO BE AS MEMORABLE AS POSSIBLE. You HAVE to stand out and be unique. If you are a semi-professional breakdancer, that loves playing the guitar, who is also interested in cryptocurrencies and wants to deliver a TED Talk one day, you should absolutely put all of those elements on your Interests line and allow your PASSION and EXPERTISE to RESONATE when these things are brought up during conversation.
4) You SHOULD make sure you are emphasizing COMMON INTERESTS between yourself and the person you are speaking to. REMEMBER, you HAVE TO RESEARCH individuals before speaking with them. If you find you have a common interest, put that on your resume!