Our Collaborative Partners
Our editorial team works alongside well-respected industry experts and practitioners to bring you information of the highest professional standard. Our collaborative partners include:
Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh
Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh graduated from the University of Malaya with a first class honours degree in accountancy in 1979 and obtained his Doctorate from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2000. Veerinderjeet has served with the Malaysian Inland Revenue Department and has held the position of Associate Professor in Taxation at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya. He has served as an Executive Director in the Malaysian tax practice of two of the then Big 5 international accounting firms. He is the Founder and Chairman of TAXAND Malaysia, which is a member of the TAXAND Organisation of independent tax firms worldwide. He also sits in the TAXAND Board. Veerinderjeet is a Past President of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia, a Council Member of the MICPA and has served as a Council Member of the MIA. He has been actively involved in contributing his views to the Ministry of Finance on various matters related to the Malaysian tax system. He is also the Technical Advisor for Tax in Wolters Kluwer (Malaysia).
Bhupinder is the Vice President Group Tax, Finance Division at PETRONAS. He has more than 30 years tax experience in corporate tax compliance and advisory work for local corporations, multinationals and statutory bodies, international tax planning and cross border tax planning. He has a working knowledge of the tax regimes in the Asia Pacific Region. Bhupinder was also heavily involved in the development of Malaysian GST. At the outset of GST, he provided the Royal Malaysian Customs Department with insight to the oil and gas industry to ensure the legislation was correctly applied. He also submitted proposed GST treatments for a wide range of industries (banking and insurance, agriculture, property, manufacturing and healthcare) to the Tax Review Panel to ensure that GST would be applied equitably across the industries. He was the Project Director-in-charge of the GST implementation project in PETRONAS which included developing processes related to transactions for sales and acquisition of goods and services and setting up a GST reporting system for filing and reconciliation purposes. He is also a regular speaker at Wolters Kluwer’s budget conferences. Bhupinder holds an honours degree in Accounting from University of Malaya and is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. Bhupinder is the author for Malaysia GST Reporter.
Tan Liong Tong
Tan Liong Tong is a respected and experienced author on financial reporting practices. He has served as a project manager in working groups assigned to developing the Standards of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB). He currently serves as a project manager of the MASB Working Group (WG 63) on Consolidation and as a Technical Consultant to Mazars Malaysia. High in demand as a consultant to various institutions and organisations, he has published numerous research articles, books, monographs and practice manuals in the field of financial accounting and reporting. He is the author for Malaysia Financial Reporting Expert, Financial Accounting and Reporting in Malaysia, Vol. 1 and Vol 2, Malaysian Private Entities Reporting Standard (The MPERS Framework) as well as Financial Instruments: Recognition, Meaurement, Presentation & Disclosure.
Datuk D.P. Naban
D.P. Naban is a senior partner of Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill, where he heads the Tax, GST & Customs Practice. He is consistently recognised by leading legal directories as a pre-eminent practitioner in the area of tax law. He regularly appears before the Special Commissioners of Income Tax and the superior courts on various tax matters. As well as appearing on the country's most significant tax litigation proceedings, he also advises businesses on indirect tax, stamp duty, tax advisory and planning, tax audits and investigations, and transfer pricing. A client remarked to the Legal 500 that “Despite many years at the Bar, he (Naban) still exudes a fresh and tireless enthusiasm for the law, which translates to immaculate service”. Naban is the co-author for CCH GST Case Summaries and The Law of Goods and Services Tax in Malaysia – An Essential Guide for Practitioners.
Dato’ Thavalingam Thavarajah
Dato’ Thavalingam Thavarajah, who was admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1990, has many years of experience in industrial relations and employment law. He was a member of the Industrial Court Practice Committee of the Bar Council, on which he served for a decade. In 2008, he was appointed to a two-year term on the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC). He was until recently the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). He also sits on the editorial advisory board of the Industrial Law Reports (ILR) and was appointed as one of the panel judges for the Jessup Law Moot Finals 2010. In addition to writing Constructive Dismissal — Commentaries and Cases (2008) and co-authoring Retrenchment Law and Procedure in Malaysia (2009), Dato’ Thava’s other literary . He is also the contributing editor for the volume on the Employment Act 1955, Industrial Relations Act 1967 and the Trade Unions Act 1959 in the Annotated Statutes of Malaysia series (2002). He is the panel author for Employment Law Asia (Malaysian Chapter) (2002) and principal author of Employment Termination Law & Practice Malaysia (2001–present).
S. Saravana Kumar
S. Saravana Kumar is tax lawyer and Partner with Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. He holds an LL.M in Taxation from the London School of Economics and an M.Sc in Development Planning from University College London. Legal 500 describes Saravana as being ‘committed’, ‘sound in knowledge’, ‘amiable’ and always ‘well prepared’. Asialaw commented that one client complimented Saravana as ‘a very clever lawyer who is totally committed to his work, thorough and very service-orientated’. He regularly represents taxpayers in negotiations with the Inland Revenue Board, Royal Malaysian Customs Department and Ministry of Finance. Saravana also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Tax at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). He is the co-author for CCH GST Case Summaries and The Law of Goods and Services Tax in Malaysia – An Essential Guide for Practitioners.
Richard has extensive experience both in British and Malaysian taxation. He has served as head of the Malaysian tax department for Ernst & Whinney (now part of Ernst & Young), as Visiting Associate Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and as examiner for professional qualifications. He has represented the profession in dialogues with the tax authorities during his tenure as a Council member of CTIM. He is also a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences and media interviews. His practical experience of handling VAT during his time in the UK has set a good foundation for his involvement with GST in Malaysia. His publications with Wolters Kluwer include the well-regarded Thornton’s Malaysian Tax Commentaries series and as co-author for Manual of Capital Allowances and Charges, The RPGT Handbook and the Malaysia Master GST Guide series.
Robert Tsang heads Deloitte’s Southeast Asia Indirect Tax and Consumer & Industrial Products Tax Practices, from a base in Singapore. He has a wide range of expertise in the areas of supply chain management and ERP/software implementations. He specialises in helping companies manage the tax risks of cross-border/international operations. Robert is a UK barrister as well as a UK Chartered Accountant and UK Chartered Tax Adviser. He is also a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and an Accredited Tax Adviser (GST & Income Tax) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals. Robert also sits on the Singapore GST Board of Review. He is the co-author for Malaysia GST – Consumer Business.
Thenesh is the managing partner of Thenesh, Renga & Associates (a.k.a. TraTax Malaysia), a firm of chartered accountants dedicated to providing income tax and GST advisory services. Thenesh is also adjunct to a university ranked within the top 100 in the world. He has been trained by the Royal Malaysian Customs on GST and passed the GST examination held by the same. Thenesh has spent more than 100 hours presenting on GST topics at various in-house workshops, public seminars and conferences organised by various professional associations and other organisations. He has hands-on experience in preparing Malaysian companies for GST compliance. He is the co-author for Malaysia Manual of Capital Allowances and Charges and the Malaysia Master GST Guide series.
Vincent Josef began his career with the Inland Revenue Board in 1968 and over the next 35 years, he served in various Branches, earning himself a wide command of the numerous demands of Malaysian taxation. Prior to his retirement in 2003, he was with the Operations Division of the Board Headquarters where he held the position of Assistant Director General. With his 47-year presence in taxation, Vincent Josef manages his own practice providing taxation consultancy services on Tax Audits and Investigation matters and “Problem Resolution”. He recently wrote a book “Tax Audit and Investigation Guide – Malaysia” published by Wolters Kluwer and also serves as a Consultant Editor for the Malaysian Master Tax Guide series.
Ng Eng Juan
Ng Eng Juan, Associate Professor in Accounting in the Nanyang Technological University, has many years of experience in both practice and academia. He has won several teaching awards and has been a member of the Technical Panel of MIA and Accounting Standards Committee of ISCA for many years. He has served as an external examiner/adviser to several accounting professional/degree programmes in Singapore, UK and China. He also conducts regular continuing professional education programmes for accountants and managers, and provides consultancy services to public accounting firms. His current research interests are in the area of accounting standards and practices and he has published over 30 books on accounting. He is the author for Consolidated Financial Statements (MFRS Framework) and co-author for A Practical Guide to Malaysian Private Entities Reporting Standard (MPERS).
Danny Tan has over 30 years of working experience in public practice, commerce and industry. In the last 18 years, Danny is a partner of a consulting firm providing technical training and consultancy on IFRS and IPSAS (Accrual Accounting). He regularly provides continuing professional training on IFRS and IPSAS in London, Europe, Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. Danny has held several honorary advisory roles in financial reporting committees and working group on IFRS technical matters. He is currently a project manager with the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board in several projects. He is the co-author for A Practical Guide to Malaysian Private Entities Reporting Standard (MPERS).
Professor Dr Aiman Nariman Mohd Sulaiman
Professor Dr Aiman Nariman Mohd Sulaiman is currently a board member of the Listing Committee of Bursa Malaysia and is a Chairperson and Director of IIUM Corporate Management Sdn Bhd. She is currently attached to the Faculty of Law, International Islamic University Malaysia and is a member of the audit committee. She is the author for Commercial Applications of Company Law in Malaysia and co-author for Malaysia Company Law: Principles and Practices.
Effendy Othman is a partner in Zaid Ibrahim & Co, a member of ZICOlaw. Effendy focuses his practice on corporate and commercial disputes, corporate rescues, reconstructions and insolvency. Effendy was the co-author of the Malaysian chapter on Restructuring & Insolvency for Insolvency International 2012 and 2013 publications and was the author for the Malaysian book chapter on Asian Conflict of Laws East and South East Asia by Wolters Kluwer. He is a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust and the Centre for International Legal Studies. He is the author for Commercial Applications of Company Law in Malaysia and co-author for Malaysia Company Law: Principles and Practices.
Professor Ferdinand A Gul
Professor Ferdinand Akthar Gul is currently the Professor of Accounting and Corporate Governance, the Head of Accounting and Finance as well as the Director of Research at the School of Business, Monash University, Malaysia. He has written and edited numerous papers and journals and has presented over 100 conference papers in international accounting conferences. He also won numerous academic and teaching awards. He is the co-author for Auditing: Theory and Practice in Malaysia.
Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan
Dr Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy in Universiti Malaya. Aside from lecturing, she also serves as a Member of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB), an elected member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM), a Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Council member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA). Dr Nurmazilah began her career at a big four audit firm, before joining a public listed company as a Group Accounts Manager. She left the corporate world for the academia in 1999 where she currently works on research projects in the areas of auditing, financial reporting and corporate governance. She is the co-author for Auditing: Theory and Practice in Malaysia.
Bernard has been actively involved in tax compliance and consultancy work for both corporate tax and indirect tax. His experience includes conducting tax due diligence, tax documentation reviews and tax audits, tax training, indirect tax planning and advisory, tax planning schemes for large local and multi-national corporations, and applications for licences, incentives and tax exemptions. He leads Ernst & Young’s Indirect Tax practice in Malaysia and has been working on GST implementation projects since 2008. During the past years, he has been actively involved in the submission of GST memorandums and discussions with the Tax Review Panel and Royal Malaysian Customs Department. He has also been assisting clients in the preparation for GST readiness which involves the setting of the Fact Pack and the transaction mapping processes. He is the co-author of Malaysia GST – Manufacturing.
Dave Ananth is a Director of EY Malaysia and heads the GST Technical Unit. He gives training and legal opinions on GST law and impact on businesses. Dave has been published in local and overseas publications on taxation and others. He is a well-known speaker in the GST circuit in Malaysia. Prior to joining EY Malaysia, Dave was a Prosecutor for the New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD) where he investigated and prosecuted GST and Tax fraud offenses. He was also the solicitor in charge of the Property Compliance Programme within the IRD and wrote decisions on tax matters for the Adjudication Unit at Office of the Chief Tax Counsel. In 2013, Dave became a Tax Barrister. Dave, a graduate of the University of Canterbury, has significant legal experience in Malaysia which includes serving as a Magistrate in the Judicial and Legal Services, running his own legal practice and being an examiner for the Criminal Law Paper for the CLP course. He is the co-author for “Malaysia GST – Manufacturing”.
Cheah Foo Seong
Cheah Foo Seong retired as Chief Technical Officer of TRICOR Corporate Services Sdn Bhd. He was the first Technical Director of the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (MAICSA). He has written several booklets published by MAICSA. He had served as the President of the MAICSA and was Hon Secretary of the Corporate Secretaries International Association. Cheah is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and a Member of the Malaysian Institute of the Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia, and holds MBA from Henley Management, UK; LLM from Staffordshire University, UK, and Doctor of Laws from American Heritage University, Southern California, USA. Cheah had authored the Directors Manual Malaysia and Guide to Company Secretarial Practice in Malaysia.