Head home this festive season with AirAsia’s late night flights and fixed low fares

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(From left) AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat, AirAsia Deputy Group CEO (Airlines) Bo Lingam, AirAsia Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and Minister of Transport YB Loke Siew Fook at the launch of AirAsia late night flights with fixed fares today at AirAsia RedQ.

AirAsia has announced additional late night flights and low fares this Harvest Festival and Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive period.

Fixed at just RM99* one-way from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu and Johor Bahru, RM149* from Peninsular Malaysia to Sarawak and RM199* from Peninsular Malaysia to Sabah, the fares will be made available for travel between 31 May and 17 June 2019. AirAsia will also provide low fares on select routes to East Malaysia during the period 27 May and 30 May 2019.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “While our guests are preparing for Harvest Festival and Hari Raya, we are making preparations to bring them home to their loved ones. More than 115,000 additional seats will be made available this festive period and we’d like to thank the government for their support in obtaining these flight approvals. From everyone at AirAsia, Selamat Hari Raya and Happy Harvest Festival.”

Minister of Transport YB Loke Siew Fook said, “I am pleased that AirAsia is increasing its flight frequencies during festive seasons to keep the fares competitive and reasonable. The additional flights with fixed fares offer the best value for Malaysians during Hari Raya and Harvest Festival particularly between Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak. We believe it is important for the aviation players and the government to work together in making travelling affordable for everyone, and I’m pleased that AirAsia is supporting the government’s initiative.”

All guests who are travelling over this period are advised to arrive earlier to the airport and to anticipate some congestion at security checkpoints and check-in counters.

Guests flying during this period are also strongly advised to check-in online and print out their boarding pass. Web and mobile check-in are available from 14 days prior to the departure of all AirAsia flights.

For guests departing from Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru, AirAsia is encouraging the use of its Fast Airport Clearance Experience System (FACES), which provides a seamless check-in to aircraft experience. FACES registration is available for free on the AirAsia Mobile App.

For the latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, follow AirAsia on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia), Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Instagram (instagram.com/AirAsia).

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*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for BIG Members for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Applicable for booking from 30 April 2019 to 17 May 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

Get Set For Watsons’ 5.5 Online Shopping Festival

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Enjoy deals up to 70% off from as low as RM5.50 from 29th April to 5th May 2019
Shoppers will have a reason to rejoice as Watsons’ is offering flash deals, ‘Buy 1 Free 1’ deals and many other exciting offers during its 5.5 Online Shopping Festival happening from 29th April to 5th May 2019.

During this sale, Watsons is offering a special three-hour Flash Deal which will be happening daily from 8pm to 11pm and with prices starting from as low as RM5.50. Watsons is also offering a line-up of flat-priced item deals at RM15, RM25, RM35 as well as Buy 3 at RM55 and Buy 1 free 1 bundle deals. The campaign will culminate in a Mega Sale on 5th May 2019, where Watsons will be offering additional discounts, free delivery and other special offers.

A variety of renowned brands are participating in Watsons’ 5.5 Online Shopping Festival. Shoppers can save up to RM100 when they purchase items from Bio-Essence, Biore, Cetaphil, Dove, Ensure, L’Oreal, Maybelline, NanoWhite, NH Detoxlim, Pantene, Pure Beauty, Alia, Safi & Watsons Brand.

Shoppers get even more when they pay with Boost, as they can enjoy RM5.50 in cashback when they purchase RM55 during the campaign period. This offer is limited to the first 5,555 shoppers only.

Online customers can also join in the celebration, as those who participate via the Watsons mobile app can Play & Win up to RM550,000 worth of vouchers which can be redeemed during the campaign period. The Watsons mobile app is currently available for download from Google Play and the App Store.

Customers who shop online have the added benefit of using Watsons’ Click & Collect Express service. By using this feature, they can choose to collect their purchases from 413 Watsons stores across the Klang Valley within just four hours. To bring more hassle-free experiences to its online customers, Watsons also provides a Home Delivery service which delivers goods in just two to five days.

“At Watsons, we are always looking for ways to give back to our loyal customers through flash deals and great offers. By regularly engaging with them through special promotions, we aim to benefit our customers by being able to buy the products they know and love at reduced prices – especially our online shoppers who can take full advantage of our unique online advantages such as our Click &  Collect & Home Delivery services,” said Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia.

Watsons’ 5.5 Online Shopping Festival is also available during the Shopee Super Brand Day which will be running till 5th May; where shoppers can enjoy exclusive vouchers and deals as well as win prizes during this period. Customers should thus look out for more deals at the Watsons Official Store on Shopee during this time.

Customers can enjoy 24/7 shopping on the Watsons Mobile App and at Watsons’ website at www.watsons.com.my. For more details, please follow Watsons Malaysia on both Facebook and Instagram.

First In South East Asia, A Grand Celebration Of Batman's 80th Anniversary At Resorts World Genting

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First appearing as socialite turned crime-fighter Bruce Wayne in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 on March 30, 1939, the Dark Knight has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for 80 years.

To commemorate this milestone, DC has unveiled yearlong global plans to honour the World's Greatest Detective. Fans in South East Asia will be thrilled to know that the first grand celebration in the region will be at the hilltop of Resorts World Genting's SkyAvenue mall from 10th May to 10th July, 2019.

There are many exciting elements to the Batman 80 Years at SkyAvenue:
  • A must-see will be the world's first Batman SkySymphony show at Level 1, SkyAvenue. The exclusive SkySymphony show will be an extravaganza that stimulates audio and visual senses as 1,001 winch balls transform into the various versions of the Bat-Emblem. Simultaneously, the massive 360 degree LED screens that surround the area will feature graphics from different eras throughout the eighty years of the Dark Knight's history. The show will be played at various times every day from 10th May to 10th July, 2019.
  • In addition, fans can take photos with the life-size statue of Batman, 1:1 replica of Statues of the Batmobile from the 1989 Tim Burton-directed film and the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016, at Level 1 of SkyAvenue.
  • A section of the event, located at SkyAtrium, is devoted to panel displays of Batman's key milestones, illustrating the development and history of Batman from 1939 to 2019.
  • For visitors who love to snap photos, there will be a special trick-art wall at the SkyAtrium.
  • Children can also join in the fun with a mini Batmobile racing track.
  • Another key highlight to the exciting event, the Batman live show & Batman Meet & Greet, will be held three times a day on selected dates at the Times Square Stage.  Fans can also join the fun by taking part in the cosplay event on 28 June - 30 June ; 5 July - 7 July 2019 at Times Square Stage too.
  • Level 3 of SkyAvenue will feature displays of the Batman's 'chibi' replica of statues including The Joker and Poison Ivy. Chibi is a Japanese word describing characters depicted in an adorable and exaggerated way.
  • Another unique element at SkyAvenue is the fan-created Wayang Kulit art, a traditional form of a puppet-shadow play where puppet figures are projected on a linen screen with Wayang Kulit stylized Batman art displayed at SkyAtrium.
  • Malaysian fans and visitors to the resort will be able to bring home a piece of their favourite Batman merchandise from the pop-up store located at the Skytropolis and First World Lobby. Exclusive merchandise will also be available for redemption.

Fans can join in on social media using the hashtag #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat. For more information, please call +603 6101 1118 visit www.rwgenting.com.

AirAsia to search Malaysia’s east coast for talented cabin crew

AirAsia will begin its latest cabin crew recruitment drive in Terengganu on Malaysia’s east coast next month.

Focused on delivering guest-obsessed service, the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline is looking for individuals with great personality, boundless energy and the ability to work hard as part of a team.

AirAsia Group Head of Cabin Crew Suhaila Hassan said, “Malaysia’s east coast has an abundance of talent and we’re excited to commence our search for passionate, guest-obsessed individuals to join our 6,300 strong cabin crew family. Besides being ambassadors for the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, successful candidates can expect fantastic career progression opportunities, world-class training and an attractive remuneration package which includes rewards and travel benefits. We look forward to meeting talented individuals on our visit to the east coast next month.”

The cabin crew recruitment event will take place on 4 May 2019 at Pusat Jobs Malaysia in Kuala Terengganu. Registration will be from 9am to 11am.

Graduates from any discipline and experienced crew are encouraged to apply. The session is open to individuals aged 18 and above and interested candidates should complete the form here. Bring your original and copy of Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) certificate with CREDIT in English or any substitute credentials, original and copies of certificates of Higher Education or its equivalent, recent resume, original and copy of new identification card, recent passport photo and a full-length portrait.

AirAsia will also hold walk-in interviews at AirAsia’s headquarters, RedQ in Sepang on 11 May 2019 with candidates encouraged to apply here.

For latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, please follow AirAsia on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia), Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and AirAsia’s Official Cabin Crew Instagram (instagram.com/airasiacabincrew).

AirAsia introduces new Santan Celebrity Chef Series meal

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Chef Hong’s Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken is the latest addition to AirAsia’s Santan inflight menu

AirAsia has unveiled a new Celebrity Chef Series meal, Chef Hong’s Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken, the latest addition to their Santan inflight menu.

The new ‘Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken (Dakgangjeong)’ served with fluffy jasmine rice and vegetables, a first collaboration for Korean TV personality and successful restauranteur, Chef Hong Seok-Cheon with AirAsia.

Its key features include juicy chicken bites glazed in sticky, sweet and spicy Korean sauce, topped with crispy fritters - everything you expect to fall in love with in a Korean superstar.

AirAsia Group Head of Inflight, Catherine Goh said, “Showcasing the flavours of the region at exceptional value-for-money has always been an integral part of our service offering. Korean cuisine has also become increasingly popular when it comes to requests from our guests, which is why we’re pleased to bring Chef Hong Seok-Cheon’s talent and the best of Korean food to the skies.”

Seeing that Korean culture and heritage taking the world by storm, Chef Hong reinterprets his childhood comfort food, ‘Korean Sweet and Spicy Chicken (Dakgangjeong)’ with his own signature twist, turning it into a delectable inflight dining experience for all to enjoy.

Chef Hong said, “This is a dish I enjoyed growing up and even throughout all my TV shoots. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with AirAsia on this exciting project to bring Korean cuisine to more people,” he reveals, adding that dakgangjeong has always been his go-to comfort food.

Guests are encouraged to pre-book Chef Hong’s Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken (Dakgangjeong), value meal with complimentary drink now for only RM10 for AirAsia flights (carrier code AK) and RM15 for AirAsia X flights (carrier code D7) across all AirAsia destinations*.

Santan meals are available for pre-booking via My Bookings on airasia.com. Pre-booking provides guests with cheaper-than-airport prices, a wider variety of meals, and priority meal delivery onboard.

The opportunity to savour Chef Hong’s culinary finesse in his dish – dakgangjeong is available on board from today.

To celebrate the launch of the new meal, AirAsia is also having its Super Sale campaign with super low fares and super awesome holiday packages, including destinations to Korea such as Seoul, Busan and Jeju. Guests can enjoy 70% off their flights to all destinations and 45% off when they book hotel together with their flight.

Book on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from now until 28 April 2019 (2400 GMT +8) for travel between 1 October 2019 and 29 February 2020.

For latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, please follow AirAsia on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

*Chef Hong’s Korean Sweet & Spicy Chicken (Dakgangjeong) is available for pre-book on all carrier codes except AirAsia India flights (carrier code I5) and AirAsia Japan flights (carrier code DJ). Prices are subject to daily currency exchange rates

Malaysia Airports Continues To Drive Operational Efficiency Through Series Of Rapid Transformations Showcased During Its Innovation Day

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With the rapid growth of emerging technologies in today’s competitive landscape, Malaysia Airports continues to drive operational and service efficiency through innovation and improvement activities at its network of airports. This commitment was showcased at the organisation’s Innovation Day 2019 held earlier today that also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the aspiring service leader and the National Applied Research and Development Centre (MIMOS) in the aim to drive technological excellence further. Present at the event were the chairman of Malaysia Airports, Tan Sri Zainun Ali; group chief executive officer of Malaysia Airports, Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin; the interim president and chief executive officer of MIMOS Berhad Puan Emelia Matrahah; senior general manager of Information Technolgy of Malaysia Airports, Mr. Lee Yiang Ming; and chief technology officer MIMOS Berhad, Mr. Thillai Raj T Ramanathan.

According to Raja Azmi, “We have been intensifying our efforts to improve operational efficiency and service quality at our airports to ultimately transform into a service leader. In fact, our Service Culture Transformation Programme is currently ongoing and I truly hope that our employees are fully embracing the concept of creating happy guests by becoming caring hosts. While a superior service culture is core to this transformation, another intrinsic element would be the spirit of innovation. Innovation is the cornerstone to our organisation’s sustained growth and prosperity.”

In 2018, Malaysia Airports identified 192 innovative initiatives to improve the passenger journey at its airports of which, 90% have been implemented. These initiatives included improving wayfinding, reducing queue time and congestion, as well as providing helpful information to passengers at critical touchpoints. Many of these service improvements resulted from passenger feedback and requests.

Throughout the years, the organisation has been keeping up with various prestigious accolades and recognitions for its innovations both at the national and international levels. For example, the three teams that drove operational efficiencies for Building Services; Electrical Power System; and Baggage Handling System received awards respectively during the National Team Excellence Convention 2017 and went on to win gold awards at the International Quality & Productivity Convention held in Batam, Indonesia last year.

As for the National Team Excellence Convention 2018, the initiative by the Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) Team 1 was listed among the top 20 best projects. The other initiatives by the Baggage Handling System (BHS), Utilities and Environment, and AGL 2 teams secured the 4-star awards.

As a matter of fact, the AGL Team 1 did so well that they have been chosen to represent Malaysia Airports at the International Convention on Quality Control Circle 2019 in Japan later this year.

Thillai said in 4IR, transportation and customer experience are among areas that would see disruptions, and his team of researchers and engineers have been working on Smart Transportation solutions for the past few years. “MIMOS will work closely with MAHB in supporting Industry4WRD (the national policy on Industry 4.0) by rendering expertise in relevant advanced technologies, focusing on enhancing Malaysia Airports’ predictive maintenance capabilities,” he said.

“To improve overall operational efficiency and enhance airport experience, it is crucial to employ technologies that are able to detect operational anomalies. Combining the power of IoT, machine-learned model and edge computing, our solutions will strengthen Malaysia Airports’ predictive maintenance capabilities, hence support in more precise decision-making,” he said.

The MoU between Malaysia Airports and MIMOS will act as a strategic digital and technology driven catalyst in providing technical advisory for the development of Malaysia Airports’ Unified IoT Technology Platform with Machine Learning (ML) capabilities for Predictive Maintenance (PdM) for its network of airports’ facilities and systems in alignment of the National IoT Roadmap.  The new platform can also be extended for the benefits of Big Data Analytics (BDA) and Airport 4.0.

Malaysia Airports Continues To Drive Operational Efficiency Through Series Of Rapid Transformations Showcased During Its Innovation Day

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) today receives the "Abdul Rahman bin Auf" Special Award

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Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) today received the "Abdul Rahman bin Auf" Special Award from the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) following its commitment to fulfilling the business zakat including managing the wakalah distribution, for 2018.

Hajah Anis Zuhaini Ahmad, General Manager of the Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Group TH received the award from Dato 'Syed Ghazali Wafa, Member of the Zakat Collection Zakat Operations Committee, accompanied by LZS Chief Coordinating Officer, Abdul Basith bin Hamid, and Head of Collection Division LZS, En Mohd Sabirin b Mohd Sarbini at Orchid Hall, Wisma PKPS, Shah Alam.

TH is a consistent zakat payer and also works with the Zakat Collection Center throughout the country to distribute zakat to eligible asnaf in an effort to help their socio-economic.

Empowering Malaysia's Financially Underserved Communities with the Nation's First Automated Microloan Mobile App

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Mr. Cheok Tuan Oon, Chief Executive Officer of GoodKredit shares about GoodKredit’s business vision and growth potential in Malaysia.
GoodKredit Malaysia (GoodKredit), the country’s first automated short-term microloan provider, will empower Malaysians in need of urgent funds with a quick financial solution. Utilising state-of-the-art technology and credit scoring algorithms via mobile devices, this is another essential step in the development of an inclusive financial system in Malaysia.

It is well documented that the escalating cost of living is putting undue financial pressure on the B40 and M40 groups in Malaysia. Their financial situation is further compounded especially when faced with unanticipated expenses. With limited access to legitimate financial assistance, the B40 and M40 groups are more often than not caught in a vulnerable position.

With an acute understanding of this situation, the GoodKredit mobile app is designed to empower eligible Malaysians with a short-term microloan solution to address their financial situation.

Cheok Tuan Oon, Chief Executive Officer of GoodKredit said: “GoodKredit is here to make lending more efficient, scalable and an option to those truly in need. This is a huge untapped opportunity for us to empower Malaysians, facing unanticipated needs and less able to access the traditional financial system. GoodKredit offers the financially underserved, speed to meet emergencies for needs, not wants.”

“In addition to playing our role in building a more financially inclusive ecosystem, we also want to enable a financially prudent and disciplined society. GoodKredit is not just here to provide funds, most importantly, we want to promulgate financial responsibility,” he added.
Licensed under the umbrella of Credit Community (Kredit Komuniti) by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) and governed by the Moneylenders Act 1951, this service offers a microloan between RM 1,000 to RM 10,000. These loans mainly in the form of cash, have a repayment tenure of either six, nine or twelve months and an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of 18%. No collateral or a guarantor is required. Interested Malaysians can now apply for a microloan via the GoodKredit mobile app.

Amelia Tan, Head of Brand and Communications of GoodKredit was on hand to explain the workings of the mobile app. She said, “The application of a microloan on GoodKredit just takes three steps. First, the applicant would have to download the app, fill in all their details and then submit the requisite documents via the app. Utilising our in-house built technology, together with other financial information provided through our partnership with CTOS, GoodKredit would know within 30 minutes, if a loan is approved or rejected. In keeping with compliance requirements set out by KPKT, loans would be disbursed by GoodKredit in one working day.”

She continued “While we acknowledge that technology today makes it easier for people to access GoodKredit Malaysia’s services, we recognise that there is a further need to equip people with knowledge, understanding and education when utilizing our services. We seek to enhance financial education and accelerating inclusion of the underserved segment of the market. When  these  groups  are  given  due  consideration  and  supported  within  the eco-system, individuals, families and communities will begin to prosper."

GoodKredit is now available nationwide and may be downloaded on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. For more information on the microloan application process and other offerings by GoodKredit, please visit the official website at https://www.goodkredit.com.my/ and Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GoodKreditMalaysia/.

Maxis Fibrenation elevates fibre experience with new superfast speed packages and 1st ever mesh WiFi devices

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Following its immensely successful Fibrenation campaign in August last year, Maxis continues to elevate its fibre broadband experience with three new superfast Internet speeds – 300Mbps, 500Mbps and 800Mbps – available for both consumer and businesses from today, on top of the existing 30Mbps and 100Mbps plans. Beyond the new speeds, Maxis also wants to ensure that customers enjoy a better WiFi experience with its latest fibre offerings, built for each customers’ needs depending on their home or office size and if they are a heavy or light Internet users.

As such, plans can be paired with a mesh WiFi device for improved coverage and strong WiFi signals in every room in the home or office. Mesh WiFi is scalable and can be customised in terms of placement around the home or office, so that WiFi experiences can be built for different needs. Customers who take up the 500Mbps and 800Mbps home fibre plans will enjoy two free mesh WiFi devices each, while all three new business fibre plans come with two mesh devices each, as well as Internet security to protect against phishing sites and malware. The better WiFi experience will also come with a free installation by Maxperts who will ensure the WiFi is optimised to build a better WiFi experience for all Malaysian homes and businesses.

With the new speed plans, customers can now choose from an expanded range of affordable home and business packages, as detailed in the tables below:


"Last year, we were on a mission to make fibre accessible to everyone with our Fibrenation campaign. Today, this mission continues with not just our expanded offering of superfast fibre speeds, but importantly, to deliver a better WiFi experience for our customers. We live in a world where high speed connectivity is expected, due to the multitude of digital content and services that we are already consuming. So our commitment to our customers is to show them how these fantastic new speeds can be optimised with the right services and solutions,” said Dushyan Vaithiyanathan, Maxis Head of Consumer Business.

To complement these speeds, Maxis also introduced ONEBusiness Voice, a plan that converts businesses’ fixed voice to a cloud-based multi-line IP voice. ONEBusiness Voice also comes with an affordable voice package with free calls and free hardware (bundled analog telephone adapter and DECT phone), helping companies save up to 40% on office phone bills and reduce costs of hardware such as PABX. ONEBusiness Voice is highly beneficial as the new speeds will also support businesses with growing staff numbers, as well as cater to their increasing needs for complex applications, backed by reliability with zero downtime with an ‘Always On’ wireless 4G backup

“High speed connectivity, security, and cost efficiency – these are three important factors that are becoming increasingly vital to business continuity and growth. Our new business fibre offering with superfast speeds is timely, especially with the increasing use of more advanced technologies and cloud-based services. The new fibre speeds are a key factor in providing businesses with the best VoIP experience, so it is a perfect match for our new voice plan that we have introduced today, ensuring business customers enjoy future proof connectivity while saving costs,” said Paul McManus, Maxis Head of Enterprise.

To sign up immediately for these brand new plans or for more info on Maxis’ fibre broadband, simply visit www.maxis.com.my/fibrenation. For more information on the business fibre plans, visit https://business.maxis.com.my/onebusinessvoice

Bank Islam’s “New Al-awfar” More Chances To Win Exclusive Prizes

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(From left) Asmarizal Ahmad, Assistant General Manager of Deposits and Cash Management, Mohd Muazzam Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer, Adi Asri Baharom, Head of Treasury and Mohamed Iran Moriff Mohd Shariff, Chief Operating Officer together launched the ‘New Al-Awfar’
Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad ("Bank Islam") recently celebrates the 10th year anniversary of its Al-Awfar product by announcing several enhancements of the said product. Known as the “New Al-Awfar”, this investment account will provide more attractive offers to its customers including an increase in the value of prizes of up to RM14 million.

On 25 March 2009, Bank Islam made history in the Islamic banking industry when the Bank pioneered the offering of the first-of-its-kind Al-Awfar, an innovative investment account product with an attractive prize offer. It is a low-risk investment account based on Mudarabah concept where Al-Awfar funds are invested in existing Housing  Financing and Fixed Assets portfolio to ensure a strong sustainable investment. Al- Awfar is open not only to individuals, but also business entities, associations, religious bodies, schools, universities, clubs and organisations are eligible to open this account.

Bank Islam’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohd Muazzam Mohamed, delivers his speech during the launch of Bank Islam’s ‘New Al-Awfar’ held at Grand Hyatt Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Bank Islam's Chief Executive Officer, Mohd Muazzam Mohamed said, “In the last 10 years the product was introduced, Al-Awfar has produced 23 millionaires. To date, Bank Islam has received an overwhelming response. We achieved a good track record with a total fund size of RM2.45 billion and 771,496 accounts. With the New Al-Awfar, we expect an increase of fund performance with a growth target of RM800 million and 230,000 new customers in 2019.”

“Based on this encouraging response, we decided to further improve the product. We enhance the draw prize structure and increase the total value of prizes from RM10 million to over RM14 million. In other words, we will have more winners and offer more exclusive prizes” he added.

Prizes for half yearly special draws are Mercedes C200 Avantgarde, Honda Civic cars, holiday packages or umrah, and smartphones. Quarterly draws are divided into two categories namely Millionaire and Al-Awfar Junior where winners have the chance to win cash prize of RM1 million while the Al-Awfar Junior category for customers aged 18 and under have the chance to win Apple brand prizes such as iMac, Macbook Pro, iPhone and consolation cash prize. Customers also have the opportunity to win cash prizes through monthly draws.

The qualifying criteria are as follows:
  1. Average monthly balance of RM100.00 to qualify for monthly draws.
  2. Average balance of RM100.00 for three months to qualify for the Al-Awfar Junior quarterly draw.
  3. Average balance of RM1,000.00 for three months to qualify for the Millionaire quarterly draw.Average balance of RM10,000.00 for six months to qualify for the half yearly draw.
At the same time, Bank Islam continues to hold its monthly campaign called ‘Jom Pindah Gaji’ until December 2019. We offer a total cash value of RM100,000 to 13 winners each month. Customers only need to transfer salaries to Bank Islam in order to be eligible for this draw which is open to government servants and all agencies under it.

Existing and new Al-Awfar customers who wish to perform transactions such as to increase their investment or open an account, may do so via Internet banking, Bank Islam's branch counter and automated teller machines (ATMs) as well as cash deposit machines (CDMs) .

For further information, please visit www.bankislam.com.my

Join Samsung's #EraofLIVE Challenge on TikTok!

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From 17th April to 15th May 2019, get creative and join the #EraofLIVE challenge on TikTok and be a talent in the “Milikmu” vertical music video alongside our hottest local artists – Nabila Razali, Haqiem Rusli and Ismail Izzani!

Join now in just six (6) simple steps:
  1. Join #EraofLIVE Challenge on TikTok and tap “add song”
  2. Search “Milikmu”
  3. Dance and record the video
  4. Publish your entry on TikTok with the hashtag #EraofLIVE
  5. Make sure your profile is set to public
  6. Share the video on your social platforms!
On top of that, the #EraofLIVE campus truck is coming to local campuses featuring special artist appearances so you can join the #EraofLIVE challenge together with them! All TikTok submissions during the campus roadshows will be entitled to a special gift.

AirAsia Scam Alert: AirAsia Big Loyalty Bonus

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AirAsia is warning the public not to engage with an online scam circulating via email with the subject: AirAsia Big Loyalty Bonus.

Members of the public are urged to be cautious and always refer to AirAsia’s official website and social media channels for the latest company news, activities or promotions.

When in doubt or to report suspected scams involving AirAsia, please get in touch with us via our official communication channels listed below:

  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/airasia
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/airasia
  • AirAsia Support Page: support.airasia.com

AirAsia will not hesitate to take legal action against individuals or groups who organise illegal schemes using the AirAsia brand or any of its subsidiaries. AirAsia shall not be held liable for any claims arising from false schemes.

Huawei Announces HUAWEI MateBook 13 in Malaysia

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New ultra-slim notebook with FullView display targets young consumers, delivers powerful and connected experiences

Huawei, a globally recognized leader with strong R&D capabilities and mobile expertise, has built a strong presence in the PC industry through innovation. It has the flagship series HUAWEI MateBook X and HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, as well as all-round series HUAWEI MateBook D and innovative 2-in-1 series HUAWEI MateBook E, setting a new trend for FullView ultra-books. On 2 April 2019, Huawei unveiled its HUAWEI MateBook 13, the first 13-inch ultra-portable device under the new mainstream MateBook Series. It targets at young professionals, and brings Huawei’s latest technologies to wider audience. Combining the HUAWEI FullView display, extreme portability and premium build quality, the new HUAWEI MateBook 13 sets a new standard for devices of its class. The new MateBook also introduces new ways for users to connect their notebook with smartphones, blurring the lines between mobile devices and personal computers.

The HUAWEI MateBook Series represents both Huawei’s experience in mobile innovation and its commitment to producing the products of the highest quality. HUAWEI MateBook 13 features the signature HUAWEI MateBook design and the HUAWEI FullView display, and is powered by an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7  processor and a NVIDIA® GeForce® MX 150. For cooling, the new HUAWEI MateBook 13 features a shark fin-inspired cooling system that comprises low-noise, high-performance fans. In terms of appearance, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 includes a 3:2 HUAWEI FullView Display with a screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent. For young consumers who pursue quality of life and productivity, the powerful and stylish HUAWEI MateBook 13 is the ideal companion to complement their lifestyle.

“Notebooks are one of the primary screens that play a major role in our all-scenario strategy. Interconnection between smart devices and laptops is required to provide users with a truly seamless one-stop experience,” said Matthew Ng, Deputy Country Director, HUAWEI Malaysia. “Notebook consumers are also gravitating towards the premium products, as opposed to something that offers a good price-to-performance ratio. It combines premium aesthetics, the expansive viewing experience of FullView Display and great performance to deliver a mobile user experience that is refined, convenient, portable and powerful.”

FullView Display and Portability: Ultra-Light Design with Uncompromised Performance
Ultra-light notebooks are extremely popular. According to IDC , there were approximately 160 million notebook units sold globally in 2017, with ultra-thin notebooks accounting for one-third of the shipments. Earlier this year, Huawei launched a 13-inch HUAWEI MateBook X Pro. Featuring an outstanding screen-to-body ratio, HUAWEI FullView display, high build quality and great performance, the laptop has proven very popular among business users.

The HUAWEI MateBook 13 takes the HUAWEI FullView design to the next level with an industry-leading screen-to-body ratio of 88 percent. With side bezels measuring at 4.4mm, the HUAWEI MateBook houses a large display with its small form factor so as to retain its portability. Unlike most 16:9 laptops on the market, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 has a 3:2 display, allowing productivity apps such as Microsoft Word to display more content for the convenience of the user.

The resolution of the display on a notebook plays a key role in delivering a quality user experience. Therefore, a high resolution display has been a staple of Huawei’s notebooks since the very beginning. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 features a 2K display (2160x1440 at 200ppi) with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and supports 100 percent of the RGB color gamut. It can display vivid details for users when viewing HD pictures or playing Blu-Ray discs, and is more than capable of displaying images and videos with speed and accuracy.

HUAWEI MateBook 13 features a metallic, minimalist design. The edges are smoothly curved with aluminum chamfers cut with CNC diamond cutting. At only 286 x 211 x 14.9mm and 1.3kg , HUAWEI MateBook 13 is in the ideal size and weight for users who are always on the go.
Exceptional Hardware Delivering Stable and Powerful Performance
The HUAWEI MateBook 13 is an extension of Huawei’s all-scenario, all-connected strategy, and represents an opportunity for the company to bring its smartphone innovations into the notebook sector. Targeting mainstream consumers, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 is a lightweight notebook featuring FullView display and high-quality performance, bringing users a convenient and productive experience in a stylish package.

In terms of performance, the top-end HUAWEI MateBook 13 is powered by 8th Generation (Whiskey Lake) Intel® Core™ i7 8565U processor, which is 40 percent more powerful than its predecessor. It also has a high-speed PCIe SSD, allowing creative individuals to express themselves without the burden of slow read or write speeds. Additionally, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 packs a NVIDIA® GeForce® MX 150 with 2GB of GDDR5. This GPU provides all the graphics processing power to support image and video editing tasks, as well as entertainment experiences.

The operating performance of notebooks is highly correlated to their thermal performance—powerful devices tend to run hotter than their slower counterparts.  HUAWEI MateBook 13 adopts the HUAWEI Shark Fin Design 2.0 for its cooling system. Inspired by its namesake, the solution uses high-speed fans to generate a high airflow for maximum thermal performance. In addition, the Intelligent Filtering solution monitors temperature change in real time and ensures stable performance. Furthermore, the dual-fan system provides maximum cooling performance with no worry about noise.
The Ultimate User Experience
There’s a major demand for easy file transfers between smartphones and notebooks. Consumers are always looking for new and intelligent ways to transfer files between devices.

The HUAWEI MateBook 13 supports HUAWEI Share 3.0 Touch to Share which provides users with a way to easily and quickly transfer images and videos between their PC and Huawei or Honor handsets . To use

Touch to Share, users need only to select the files they would like to transfer, see which Huawei devices are nearby and tap on the desired destination device to initiate the high-speed file transfer.

Today, consumers can quickly unlock their smartphones with the touch of a finger, so natural they would want to have notebooks that wakes up just as quickly. To that end, Huawei optimized boot up speeds at the BIOS level. Furthermore, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 features the One Touch power button that integrates power, fingerprint verification and system sign-in into one button. This One Touch power button allows users to quickly wake up their PC and resume work without having to first re-enter their password or rescan their finger.

Business travelers usually carry several devices with them, ranging from smartphones to laptops. Typically each of these devices comes with a different charger, creating more baggage for the users. Having separate chargers also means there’s an increased chance of forgetting them. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 comes with a 65W power adapter and works for 20V/3.25A, 15V/3A, 12V/2A, 9V/2A and 5V/2A outputs. The adapter is light and convenient, and can be used to quickly charge the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, HUAWEI MateBook X and HUAWEI MateBook E, as well as a number of mobile devices. The 65W power adaptor is protected against overheating, so users can travel with peace of mind. In addition, the power adaptor supports fast charging—a 15-minute charge provides 2.5 hours of use.

When working on the go, ultra-light notebooks users seldom use an external mouse. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 features a large Clickpad, providing an expansive area with which users can freely navigate their device. In addition, Huawei has also optimized the travel distance of each key and the size of the keycaps for a comfortable typing experience. In addition to business usage, notebooks are utilized for audio and video entertainment purposes. For those scenarios, the HUAWEI MateBook 13 features the Dolby Atmos®  that provides an immersive entertainment experience with its surround sound and powerful sound effects.

Seamless Interconnection
With the HUAWEI MateBook 13, Huawei has created a platform that seamlessly connects all of a user’s devices. This creates an inclusive digital experience that helps improve users’ quality of life.

In most cases, sharing files between a notebook and smartphone requires a USB cable, but it may not always be accessible or compatible between devices. By utilizing a high-speed transport protocol, HUAWEI Share enables users to connect with Wi-Fi and exchange files quickly, easily and securely, without the use of wireless data, USB cable or third-party software.

Smartphones can store thousands of photos, but management like mass deletion and transfer can be a hassle due to the small screen size. Notebooks can perform this function at a faster speed and with ease-of-use, which is why Huawei developed high-speed transfer capabilities and a user-friendly management interface. The HUAWEI MateBook 13’s Photo Gallery can be synced to its mobile counterpart for convenient photo management. This feature allows automatically syncing between the notebook and handset as long as they’re both within close proximity of each other, allowing for efficient and quick gallery management.

As the new generation of MateBook devices, HUAWEI MateBook 13 is a natural extension of Huawei’s all-connected device strategy. The HUAWEI MateBook 13 offers powerful technology capabilities that provide consumers with a more portable, efficient and stylish user experience. Besides creating a faster ultra-light notebook, Huawei remains fully committed to developing integrated connection solutions that bring together smartphones, PCs and other devices to provide the ultimate PC user experience.

Pricing and Availabilities
The new HUAWEI MateBook 13 will be made available in Malaysia beginning 6 April 2019 in the following pricings:

Pre-order is now open for those who can’t wait to get their hands on the new notebook with breakthrough technologies. Interested customers need to be fast as the pre-order will start on the 2 April until 6 April 2019 and with every purchase made, buyers are entitled to bring home amazing free gifts such as the HUAWEI Bag Pack, HUAWEI Bluetooth Mouse and the one-year Microsoft Office 365.

Make your pre-order at any HUAWEI Experience Stores or log on to shop.huawei.com/my and be one of the first in Malaysia to own a MateBook 13.

For more information, please visit: http://consumer.huawei.com/en
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