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Samsung #MYCaptureLikeAPro Contest – Create Pro Videos with a Galaxy Smartphone

Three weekly winners will be rewarded with a Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G



We have seen the rise in digital content creation recently that has moved us to express our life, love and compassion in new ways. With this, smartphones have become pocket-sized power houses in fulfilling a content creator’s vision in telling stories that matter. Now, an opportunity is open for all Malaysians to show their video creation skills with Galaxy smartphones through the Samsung #MYCaptureLikeAPro video contest [1]!

The Samsung #MYCaptureLikeAPro contest is a platform that inspires all Samsung Galaxy smartphone users to unleash their imagination in elevating their videography skills to the next level using Samsung’s leading camera features. With three different themes weekly – (1) A day in life (2) Love from a distance and (3) Dance of freedom, get your creative juices flowing and showcase your moments in life as they happen. Pick your favourite theme, submit your most creative 21-second video from 28th April to 18th May 2021 and the top winner from each theme (total 3 winners) will win a Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G worth RRP RM5,299!

To get started, check out inspiring videos created by talented content creators including Salman Farish, Faraz Sh, Brandon Ho, Imran Aqil and many more. Whether you are filming precious moments with loved ones, a fast-paced action scene or in a low light setting; the short films they have produced demonstrates that anyone can create films just as vivid as those taken by professionals – with concise storytelling and stunning video quality using Galaxy smartphones.

One of the best choices to capture like a pro is to utilise Galaxy S21 Series 5G that come with range of epic camera features. Participant can use Director’s View to shoot video with different lenses at the same time and Vlogger View to capture content with the front and back cameras simultaneously. What’s more, record 4K video at 60fps with the Ultra-wide, Wide, Tele lenses, and even record 8K footage to in low-light environments without a drop in quality.

To participate in the contest, all you need to do is follow these simple steps below:

  • Follow @SamsungMalaysia official Instagram account and ensure your Instagram account is set to public
  • Record and upload a video (max 21 seconds) on Instagram based on the weekly themes using any Samsung Galaxy smartphone
  • Hashtag #MYCaptureLikeAPro #withGalaxy #SamsungPhoneModel (eg #GalaxyS21)
  • Tag @SamsungMalaysia and 2 friends on your post and ensure your friends follow @SamsungMalaysia Instagram account and their accounts are set to ‘public’ too

[1] Terms and conditions apply.

Old but gold: 22% of PC users still running end-of-life Windows 7 OS



Kaspersky conducted a study based on anonymized OS metadata provided by consenting Kaspersky Security Network users. The survey has found that almost one quarter (22%) of PC users are still using the end-of-life OS Windows 7, which stopped receiving mainstream support in January 2020. When an OS comes to the end of its lifecycle, no more updates will be issued by the vendor, including critical security fixes.

Although a trusted operating system may seem fine on the surface because it does everything you need it to do, if the vendor no longer supports it, it could be susceptible to attacks. When operating systems reach end-of-life, vulnerabilities will remain without update patches to resolve issues, providing cyberattackers with potential ways to gain access to a system. Therefore, it is critical to update your OS to protect your system or business network from this avoidable issue.



Among those still using Windows 7, consumers, small and medium businesses (SMBs), and very small businesses (VSBs) occupy almost the same share – 22% each. It’s noteworthy, that almost a quarter of VSBs still use the outdated OS and, particularly considering that they do not have dedicated IT staff responsible solely for cybersecurity – it makes it more important to ensure their OS is up-to-date. For now, businesses can still receive extended paid support for Windows 7, but this means extra expense – and this offering will not be available forever [1].

Operating Systems

B2C

SMB

VSB

Windows 10

69.4%

65.6%

67.7%

Windows 7

23.8%

27.8%

27.5%


The percentage of users of Windows 10 and 7 in Malaysia according to the user categories.
*B2C = business to consumer, SMB = Small and Medium Enterprises, VSB = Very Small Businesses

Kaspersky’s findings also showed that only a small percentage (less than 1%) of people and businesses still use older operating systems, such as Windows XP and Vista, support for which ended in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Overall, almost one quarter (24%) of users are still running a Windows OS without mainstream support [2].

Fortunately, 72% of users are using Windows 10, the latest version of Windows OS, which appears to be the safest choice as well.

“Updating your operating system might seem like a nuisance for many. But OS updates are not just there just to fix errors, or to enable the newest interface. The procedure introduces fixes for those bugs that can open a gaping door for cybercriminals to enter. Even if you think you are vigilant and protected while online, updating your OS is an essential element of security that should not be overlooked, regardless of any third-party security solution’s presence. If OS is obsolete, it can no longer receive these critical updates. If your house is old and crumbling, there is no point to install a new door. It makes more sense to find a new home, sooner rather than later. The same attitude is needed when it comes to ensuring the security of the operating system you trust with your valuable data every day” comments Oleg Gorobets, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Kaspersky.

Knowing the risks of an end-of-life operating system is a good start but acting on that knowledge is a smart way to finish. So, to protect yourself, or your business, Kaspersky recommends the following:

  • Use an up-to-date version of the OS and make sure the auto-update feature is enabled.
  • If upgrading to the latest OS version is not possible, organizations should consider this attack vector in their threat model and ensure smart separation of vulnerable nodes from the rest of the network. Kaspersky Embedded Systems Security can provide support in this case, as it allows operating an OS as old as Windows XP SP2 that runs on systems with very low specifications.
  • Use solutions with exploit prevention technologies, such as Kaspersky Security Cloud, Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business, and Kaspersky Small Office Security, which help to reduce the risk of exploitation of unpatched vulnerabilities that can be found in and obsolete OS (Windows 7 and earlier).

[1] According to MS Extended Security Updates FAQ, the last term of ESU will end in 2023.
[2] Among such OS are: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista.

Sabarlah Duhai Hati And Cukup Derita Itu To Stream Exclusively On iQiyi During The Month Of Ramadan

Both titles will be made available exclusively on iQiyi one hour after premiering on TV3



Sabarlah Duhai Hati and Cukup Derita Itu, joins the list of top-notch titles that has been made available through a content partnership deal between Malaysia’s biggest content producer and distributor, Primeworks Studios and the popular on-demand video streaming service, iQiyi.

Sabarlah Duhai Hati is a 35-episode drama series adapted from a novel which stars Saharul Ridzwan and Amyra Rosli. This romantic drama airs from 28 April - 1 June, 2021 at 7pm on the Akasia Raya slot.

The other hit drama, novel adaptation is Cukup Derita Itu starring Hisyam Hamid, Cha Cha Maembong & Ruhainies. It will make its 40-episode debut on the Samarinda Raya slot from the 6 May - 14 July, 2021 at 10pm.



Don’t forget to mark your calendars as both titles will be available on iQiyi’s streaming services the same day and an hour after it airs nationwide on the Media Prima-owned television channel, TV3. Once available, the episodes alongside subtitles in Bahasa Malaysia and English will be accessible for all to watch at any time for free on www.iQ.com/local or download iQiyi app on App Store and Play Store or via http://bit.ly/iQiyi. VIP subscribers get access to the iQiyi VIP Express benefit for Sabarlah Duhai Hati, which allows users to watch the latest episodes 1 hour after TV broadcast, while free users will get to watch the episodes 24 hours later.

Below are the details and synopsis of Sabarlah Duhai Hati and Cukup Derita Itu that will be exclusively on iQiyi

Akasia Raya Slot - Sabarlah Duhai Hati (35 Episodes)
Monday - Sunday, 7.00pm on TV3 and 8pm on iQiyi
28 April - 1 June, 2021

Synopsis
20-year-old Fira was crushed and disappointed that her mother had given birth to, Danish. The age gap just didn’t sit well with her. Conflict bubbles with the sudden death of her parents leaving her to look after Danish on her own. Now she has to navigate her new life, responsibilities and a proposal by Affan, a man she hardly knows.

Samarinda Raya Slot - Cukup Derita Itu (40 Episodes)
Monday - Thursday, 10.00pm on TV3 and 11pm on iQiyi
6 May - 14 July, 2021

Synopsis
Non identical twins, Ellani and Ellana were raised by their aunt Mak Ngah. However, Mak Ngah has always treated the girls differently, Ellana was cared for like a princess while Ellani had to slave away for Mak Ngah Gayah. Anger and resentment sets in when Zarul, who was engaged to be married to Ellana, has a change of heart and marries Ellani. Now, Mak Ngah and Ellana are on a path to ruin Zarul and Ellani’s marriage.

Citrine One Malaysia Bags WCT Group Account

Appointed PR agency on record for WCT Holdings Berhad plus seven of its subsidiaries through a competitive pitch

Citrine One Malaysia (“COMY”) has today announced it has been appointed as WCT Holdings Berhd’s (“WCT Group”) public relations agency on record with effect from 1st April 2021.

The group-wide appointment also made COMY the PR agency on record for seven other business entities under its wings namely WCT Land, WCT Malls Management which includes Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya and Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru along with its two airport malls - gateway@klia2, SkyPark Terminal and Première Hotel Klang.

The appointment was made following a competitive pitch between two other agencies early February, in which COMY presented an integrated PR approach combining brand innovation, community partnership, media relations and thought leadership initiatives to make WCT’s brand promise of delivering excellence more relatable to the community.

Ivlynn Yap
“As standalone brands, WCT Group’s subsidiaries have done a good job in making its various business entities relevant among their stakeholders.

“However, in order to build a stronger brand, WCT Group decided the time has come for all business entities under the Group to consistently be seen and heard with one unified brand language,” said Ivlynn Yap, Founder and Managing Director, Citrine One Group.

WCT Group’s engineering and construction division had recently won a RM440 million main contract from the Ministry of Transport Malaysia to undertake the proposed extension and upgrading of Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bahru, Kelantan.

The company’s property development division will be launching several projects this year and digitalisation of its retail malls is also currently a work in progress.

The appointment of COMY is aimed to assist WCT Group in amplifying the brand’s messaging of delivering excellence through a series of marketing communications approaches that are current, innovative, practical and potentially impactful.

“WCT Group with its ecosystem of engineering and construction, property development, retail malls and hospitality businesses have what it takes to be a highly distinguished community curator within the region if the brand is able to portray a differentiated approach in engaging with its stakeholders through a singular voice”.

“With COMY’s local knowledge and expertise supported by affiliate partners in the region under Citrine One Global, the agency will provide WCT Group with strategic communications solutions that are distinctive to increase positive outcomes for the brand in Malaysia and in the region if required,” Ivlynn said.

This Samsung Washer Remembers Your Laundry’s Preferences



Whatever amount of activity you get involved daily, laundry time is always a must despite mundane experience for many. Thankfully, this is changing in recent years as smarter and powerful washing machines are introduced to the market. This year, Samsung wants you to spend less time and energy on laundry with the power of AI that lets the washer adapt to you!

The new Samsung Front Load washing machine’s AI features – AI Control simplifies the user experience by remembering how you like your laundry, optimizing your settings and offering helpful advice. It personalizes washing by remembering your cycle preferences to suggest cycles and displays timely information like the cycle status to keep you updated. In addition, leverage your SmartThings App to receive advice on the best cycles, your daily planning and troubleshooting problems.

Can’t wait to get your hand on one? Samsung’s WW7000T will be available for purchase at all Samsung authorized outlet and e-store.

Front Load Washer with AI Control

Model Code

Washing Capacity (kg)

RRP (RM)

WW13TP44DSH/FQ

13kg

4,399

WW10TP44DSX/FQ

10kg

3,799



iQiyi International Builds on Momentum in Malaysia by Establishing Local Media Sales Team

Sukhbir Sidhu
iQiyi International announced today the appointment of media sales icon Sukhbir Sidhu as the Head of Media Sales, and Keith Pua as Senior Sales Manager, for Malaysia.

These appointments come of the back of their recent string of partnerships with established local heavyweights Media Prima and Celcom Axiata . In particular on the content front, the multi-year partnership with Media Prima’s content production and distribution arm Primeworks Studio provides iQiyi with exclusive first window broadcasting rights to the majority of TV3's locally produced primetime dramas.

Dinesh Ratnam, iQiyi Country Manager for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei shared, “We’ve seen significant momentum since launching locally, to become a top streaming service with a significant and sizeable user base in a short period of time. Therefore we felt the time was right to establish a local media sales team to help brands fully leverage our customised advertising solutions to target the digital-first, millennial audience base we are seeing on our platform.”

“I am very excited about Sukhbir and Keith joining us as they bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the space. I have no doubt they will not only be able to elevate the delivery of our full suite of advertising services, but also foster deep and long-lasting relationships with clients.” Dinesh added.

Keith Pua
Sukhbir an industry veteran with over fifteen years of experience in the media sales industry, joins the iQiyi family bringing with him a wealth of experience at forging loyalty with clients and introducing new forms of advertising opportunities and sponsorships. In his new role, he will lead the media sales operations and strategic planning to enhance iQiyi International’s network portfolio in Malaysia.

Sukhbir joins from TGV Cinemas Sdn. Bhd and has held leadership position as the Head of Media and Corporate Sales with until present, a post he held since July 2015 prior to his last held position as the Head of Sales at Star Radio Group. “I am honoured and privileged to be on board iQiyi, which has been ranked as Malaysia's most downloaded streaming app since August last year. I look forward to this new appointment with extreme enthusiasm,” said Sukhbir Sidhu.

On the other hand, Keith Pua has over seven years of experience in the media industry with a passion for sales and marketing, and considers himself a full on digital advocate with trying hands on all facets of media. He will be responsible in assisting Sukhbir to grow the ad sales business and develop sales strategies for iQiyi International.

Prior to joining iQIYI, he was the Head of Sales for Elixus Malaysia managing revenue generation online through performance marketing for local market, and before Elixus Malaysia, he was the Senior Business Development Manager for Tencent JOOX Malaysia growing the advertising sales business and negotiating trading deals with agencies.

Carsome Enters Strategic Partnership with CKL Group

Championing wider technical education capabilities and holistic after-sales offerings

(L-R) Teoh Jiun Ee, Carsome Co-founder and Carsome Academy Director; Eric Cheng, Carsome Co-founder and Group CEO; Clement Lim, CKL Group Joint Managing Director; and Ken Foo, COO of School of Skills

Southeast Asia’s largest integrated car e-commerce platform, Carsome is partnering with CKL Group to broaden technical education capabilities for students, and provide a holistic offering to car owners and buyers.

In Carsome’s effort of building an all-rounded used car ecosystem, the collaboration includes providing after-sales service to Carsome car buyers, free car inspection to Lim Tayar’s customers, and a three-year technical education program to Malaysian youths through Carsome Academy and School of Skills. Lim Tayar and School of Skills are the respective retail and vocational education arms under CKL Group.

According to Carsome Co-founder and Group CEO Eric Cheng, this cooperation enables the company to continue championing industry standards in after-sales service and technical education. “We are always excited about working together with leading industry players, because collaborating with like minded partners allows us to scale greater heights with less effort. Having CKL Group onboard is a great complement to the holistic, end-to-end used car ecosystem that Carsome is building,” said Cheng.

(L-R) Eric Cheng, Carsome Co-founder and Group CEO; and Clement Lim, CKL Group Joint Managing Director

The three-year technical education program consists of three months theoretical lessons at School of Skills, nine months internship at Carsome Academy, followed by a guaranteed two-year stint with Carsome upon completion of studies. Graduates will then be awarded the Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM [1]) Level 3 in Motor Vehicle Inspection, with the cost sponsored by Carsome.

The tie-up is also a part of Carsome’s effort in transforming consumers’ perception of the used car industry by helping them move forward with peace of mind, assurance and convenience. Carsome will offer car maintenance packages [2] redeemable at all Lim Tayar outlets to its customers, and free 175-point car inspection and valuation to Lim Tayar customers at their Subang Jaya, TTDI and Shah Alam Section 26 outlets.

“CKL Group embraces the opportunity of bringing in industry experts to form partnerships that help us get to our destinations quicker. We are thrilled to be working with an industry leader like Carsome, and are confident that this meaningful partnership will bring more value to our customers,” said Joint Managing Director of CKL Group, Clement Lim.

Carsome will continuously work on creating a differentiated consumer experience, not just by offering better value propositions during used car buying or selling experience, but also through strategic partnerships. Its tie-up with CKL Group is the first of several to come, as these collaborations are win-win methods that allow Carsome to expand its customer base, on top of sharing best practices to effectively plug the gaps within the used car ecosystem.

[1] Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia.
[2] Package includes basic vehicle checks, oil change and air filter cleaning.

LG’s First Ever 48” OLED TV Makes Its Way To Malaysian Shores!

LG is giving Malaysians the opportunity to light up their world with and enter their own universe, thanks to LG’s self-lit OLED pixels



Award-winning home appliance manufacturer LG Electronics Malaysia (LG) is set to unveil the arrival of its first ever 48” LG OLED TV in Malaysia at the Home Design & Interior Exhibition (HomeDec) this weekend! For a limited time only, not only will Malaysians get to experience first-hand look and feel of LG’s most compact OLED TV, but they will also stand a chance to bring home a brand-new 48” LG 4K OLED C1 TV!

Kim Kyutae, Managing Director of LG Electronics Malaysia said, “As the majority of us continue staying indoors, TV plays an important role as not only a source of news, but also entertainment – especially when one is rooting for their favourite football team or plugging in consoles to play video games. With the first ever 48” LG 4K OLED C1 TV that is the perfect TV for both viewing and gaming, Malaysians will receive an elevated viewing and gaming experience within the comfort of their own homes.”

True Cinematic Experience
The 4K OLED C1 TV is fitted with advanced features that is perfect for viewing, bringing the cinema into the comforts of your home.

  • Self-Lit Pixels: The LG 4K OLED C1 TV encompasses technology that promotes sharp picture quality where OLED uses millions of self-lit pixels to deliver consistently sharp details, even in the darkest of cinematic scenes, bringing the next level of TV. Enjoy the deepest and perfect black, richest colors, and most realistic picture quality while watching a movie on the TV.
  • OLED Motion Pro: The OLED Motion Pro technology makes fast-paced movements in sports and action sequences sublimely smooth and clear. Penalty kicks look just as good at home as they do from seats of a live football stadium, and there’s less stuttering to slow down the big car chase or hero showdown in an action-packed movie.

Immersive Gaming
LG 4K OLED TV allows gamers to be immersed in every game scene every time they hook up their console to an LG 4K OLED C1 TV. Every feature is a well-thought-out design for gaming.

  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible: LG OLED was the first in the TV industry to be certified for NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility, made for big-screen gaming with stutter-free images and less lag or flicker for both console and PC users. When this buttery-smooth action meets OLED’s accurate and crispy colours, gaming picture quality becomes second-to-none.
  • AMD FreeSync Premium: The feature allows gamers to experience seamless, fluid movement in hi-resolution and fast-paced games as well as reduces screen tearing and stuttering. Gamers can react faster to opponents and avoid quick attacks in real-time.
  • VRR, ALLM and eARC: Ensuring a smoother gameplay for the win, the LG 4K OLED TV has a higher frame rate, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) all meeting HDMI 2.1 specifications. These latest features allow fast-moving content in higher resolution and smooth, synchronised graphics. Gamers will be transported into the virtual world beyond imagination.
  • Fast Response Time: Fast-pace gaming will never be the same with the LG 4K OLED TV that has a low input lag and fast 1ms response time. Get ready to play in full force with reduced blurring and added clarity to feel truly in-game with high refresh rates, incredibly smooth and responsive gameplay.
  • Eye Comfort Display: The LG 4K OLED TV is easy on the eyes as well with its Eye Comfort display feature. In addition to being recognised for its low blue light levels by TÜV Rheinland and certified flicker-free by Underwriters Laboratories, LG’s OLED TVs employ the world’s first Eyesafe-certified TV panels, which meet the low blue light emission requirements of US-based health standards agency, Eyesafe. According to tests, LG OLED TV panels emit approximately 50 percent less blue light than similar-sized premium LCD TV panels. This makes high-intensity gaming all the more enjoyable and less strenuous on the eyes.

Social Media Contest
With upcoming arrival of the first ever 48” LG 4K OLED C1 TV in Malaysia, LG Electronics is hosting a social media contest where all Malaysians will stand a chance to win the TV. Consumers only need to go through a few simple steps to take part in the contest:

  • Visit the HomeDec LG Roadshow from 29 April to 2 May at KLCC Convention Centre.
  • Snap a photo of the 48” LG OLED C1 TV.
  • Post the photo in the “Comment” section of this post + include the hashtag #LGOLED48C1 & tag 3 friends.
  • Winners will be selected randomly.
  • Now that you know how to win, what are you waiting for? Clear out your schedule, mark your calendar and visit LG’s booth at the HomeDec exhibition if you want to bring home a brand new 48” LG 4K OLED C1 TV.



Come and try out this amazing TV first-hand. Enjoy a true cinematic and immersive gaming experience with the first ever 48” LG OLED C1 at the HomeDec exhibition in KLCC from 29 April to 2 May, 10AM to 8PM. Gamers are also invited and encouraged to bring along their own game and console to experience perfect gaming with the new 48” LG 4K OLED C1 TV.

New Miniplayer Experience Lets Users Enjoy Songs and Podcasts from Spotify directly in their Facebook App



We all have that friend or loved one who always seems to be in-the-know regarding the hottest emerging artists or the latest releases—and who uses their social network to share their latest discoveries.

Discovery is important to Spotify. That’s why we’re improving how users share and engage with songs and podcast episodes by introducing a new miniplayer experience driven by social-discovery—one that allows listeners to enjoy audio from Spotify directly within Facebook, without switching between apps.

Starting today in select markets* including Malaysia, Spotify Premium users can discover and experience songs and episodes with full playback directly from Spotify inside the Facebook app on iOS and Android. Spotify Free users can enjoy the same great experience via shuffle mode with accompanying ads from Spotify.



Beyond Spotify shares to Facebook News Feed, fans will also have the ability to play songs via the miniplayer through select verified artists’ posts, or even from user-uploaded videos on Facebook that contain licensed music. Your reach just got even greater.

Here’s how to launch the miniplayer:
  • Tap the “Play” button on the song you, your friend, family member, or favorite creator shared from Spotify to their Facebook News Feed.
  • The first time you’re using the miniplayer, you’ll see a consent dialog open, click on Connect to continue.
  • If you’re logged in to Spotify, the apps will automatically switch and playback will start from within the Spotify app. (If you’re not logged in, you will be prompted to do so.)
  • Spotify keeps playing even if you keep scrolling down your News Feed, but you'll have control over playback options so you can pause or dismiss the miniplayer.

Over the past year, we’ve seen how social media continues to be an incredibly important way to connect with friends and loved ones -- especially when gathering in person is more challenging. Audio continues to be something that brings people together.

*The new integration is rolling out in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand. Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay, and USA. We're looking forward to introducing this experience to more markets over the coming months.

MILO® and Al-Ikhsan Sports usher 15,000 students back to school safely with energising goodness care packages

Secondary schools nationwide began to spring to life early April after months of home-based learning and teaching under the second Movement Control Order. The return of face-to-face learning was highly anticipated especially by Form 1 students who, having experienced the transition to secondary school at home, were looking forward to reconnecting with their teachers and friends in school.

Cikgu Mohd Bakri bin Talib (left) from SMK Zon R1 Wangsa Maju accepts a back-to-school care package courtesy of MILO® Malaysia and Al Ikhsan Sports on behalf of his students from a MILO® Field Promotion Officer.

To commemorate this significant occasion, MILO® and Al-Ikhsan Sports joined forces to welcome back 15,000 secondary school students across 10 schools in Kuala Lumpur with back-to-school care packages. Each care package consisted of back-to-school essentials such as notebooks, hand sanitizers and wet wipes to help students start face-to-face learning safely. It also came with MILO® Activ-Go Plus Fibre with which students can pair their breakfasts at home for an energised start to their day, as well as MILO® UHT to help them keep going with the energising goodness of MILO® on-the-go as offline classes are now back in full swing.

Students also received RM20 gift vouchers courtesy of Al-Ikhsan Sports for them to redeem when purchasing back-to-school supplies from any Al-Ikhsan Sports store.

Teachers of SMK Zon R1 Wangsa Maju and MILO® Malaysia are all smiles behind the face masks commemorating the return of face-to-face learning with back-to-school care packages from MILO® and Al Ikhsan Sports.

Delivered via the iconic MILO® vans in compliance with strict safety protocols, the care packages were distributed to the schools in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Education Department, between 5 and 12 April. SMK Zon R1 Wangsa Maju, SMK Taman Seri Rampai and SMK Bandar Tasik Selatan were among the schools selected for this programme.

Sharing the excitement with the students on their first week back in school, Ng Su Yen, Business Executive Officer – MILO®, Nestlé Malaysia Berhad said, “MILO® champions the energy of our students taking on a full day of school after prolonged periods of home-based learning. While these unprecedented times may have compelled us to do things differently, the importance of maintaining good nutrition remains unchanged. Therefore, we continue to strengthen our role to nourish our students with the goodness of MILO® for everyday energy to help them achieve their everyday potential.”

MILO® field promotion officers, or fondly known as Abang MILO® unloads boxes of the back-to-school care packages for distribution to students of the selected school.

“Recognising the resilience, perseverance and never-give-up attitude of champions that these students have shown during this difficult time, we and our partners at Al-Ikhsan Sports hope our contribution will help to further lift their spirits up and encourage them to go even further in the new school year,” she added.

Nourishing Malaysians for over 70 years, MILO® is made from the goodness of malt barley, milk and cocoa with a combination of essential 6 vitamins and 3 minerals that helps to unlock the energy from the food you eat. The new MILO® Activ-Go Plus Fibre packs even more goodness, with 2.5 times fibre and 50% less added sugar (sucrose) compared to the regular MILO® Activ-Go. In line with its brand purpose, MILO® is committed to supporting Malaysians to lead healthy, active lifestyles through its various grassroots sport initiatives.

MILO® partnered Al-Ikhsan Sports in conjunction with the recent back-to-school season to help students return to school safely. Al-Ikhsan Sports offers over 100 back-to-school essentials at winning, affordable prices from as low as RM15.

WCT Malls Collaborates with Tourism Selangor To Support ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’ This Raya

Malls under WCT Malls Management to recreate ‘Aidilfitri di Sawah Padi’ scene in support of local tourism industry reset.

WCT Malls Aidilfitri di Sawah Padi - Raya theme is in support of the Pusing Selangor Dulu campaign in reviving the state tourism sector

Unable to balik kampung this Raya? Fret not. WCT Malls together with Tourism Selangor are working together to bring your kampung back to you.

This initiative includes building 462-square-metre replicas of paddy fields at Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya (PJ), gateway@klia2 and SkyPark Terminal.

These replicas are part of the three malls’ Aidilfitri di Sawah Padi themed decoration between 16 April 2021 to 23 May 2021.

Selena Chua
The curation of the decor was aimed at recreating the familiar rustic scenery of rice production villages in the northern part of Selangor such as Sekinchan, Sungai Besar and Tanjung Karang at this time of the year when the paddy fields will be turning majestically golden yellow as the harvesting season begins.

Selena Chua, Chief Executive Officer – WCT Malls Management said, “We hope that our highly instagrammable ‘Aidilfitri di Sawah Padi’ theme can contribute positively towards the ongoing ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’ campaign to attract the communities living around the Klang Valley to pusing in Petaling Jaya, Sepang and Subang.”

“The management of these neighbourhood and airport malls understand the nostalgic sentiments shared among our employees and customers who are celebrating the Hari Raya and anticipating that the interstate travel will remain closed come to Hari Raya Aidilfitri.”

“As such, the team has paid a lot of attention to detail to recreate the balik kampung scene and ambience, complete with details such as bicycles, chicks, life-sized buffalo and motorcycle,” she said adding that the paddy field is also a representation of rice being the most important staple food among Malaysians and our food culture.

On the ‘Pusing Selangor Dulu’ campaign, Azrul Shah Bin Mohamad, General Manager of Tourism Selangor said, “Resetting the tourism industry at a time when interstate travels are still restricted requires a lot of creativity as it will involve creating new attractions to draw the attention of people from the same locality.”

In house decoration for visitors who miss to balik kampung

“As such we applaud WCT Malls for their creativity and effort in supporting this campaign to showcase the iconic Selangor tourists spot at their malls this Aidilfitri” he added.

Replicas of Sekinchan Village

WCT Malls has also lined up an array of activities and performances together with exclusive Raya shopping rewards for shoppers at Paradigm Mall Petaling Jaya (PJ), gateway@klia2 and SkyPark Terminal to enjoy.

Orang-orang display for an Instagrammable photos

Additionally, Paradigm Mall PJ is also working with Komuniti Tukang Jahit (KTJ) Malaysia, a platform that empowers differently-abled persons, single women, single mothers and stay-at-home mothers with work opportunity through sewing to stitch plush toys for children diagnosed with cancer.

As such, a donation bin will be placed at Paradigm Mall PJ’s Upper Atrium, Level UG to collect unused or unwanted fabrics from the public.

Monetary contributions in support of this initiative are also welcomed.

The proceeds from the monetary contributions will be used to fund the wages of the underprivileged women from KTJ. The contributions can be made via DuitNow at the mall’s Concierge Counter, Level G.

Etika Group’s CEO, Khalid Alvi, Joins The 2020 Aces Awards’ List of Outstanding Leaders in Asia

Khalid Alvi, the Chief Executive Officer of Etika Group of Companies for Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei is among the coveted list of top ten recipients of “Outstanding Leaders in Asia” awarded by the prestigious Asia Corporate Excellence Sustainability Awards (ACES) 2020.



Organised by the MORS Group, the award recognizes exceptional leaders who have demonstrated sound leadership in elevating their organisations' growth and prominence. These individuals exhibit the ideal blend of business acumen, professionalism, entrepreneurial calibre and astuteness.

This achievement is a testament to Khalid’s beliefs in participative management as the driving force in bringing people of different skills together. “I believe that this has made a difference to both employees and stakeholders. I consider this one of my successes, and success is always sweeter shared,” remarked Khalid.

Etika Holdings, one of Malaysia’s leading beverage manufacturers and distributors, competes against both international and regional players, across both Ready To Drink (RTD) and Non-Ready To Drink (NRTD) segments. From capitalising on its speed to market and nimble structure for quick and effective decision making, mixed in with a blend of the Western way of doing business via its Pepsi-Co partnership supported by the unique Japanese business heritage of its parent company, Asahi Group Holdings Ltd (Asahi Japan) – Etika succeeds in being the only fully integrated Halal beverage company to offer all categories of beverages to the Malaysian market across 18 brands all due to Khalid’s expertise and guiding hand on the tiller.

Under Khalid’s leadership, Etika has won Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award from 2018-2020, Excellent Employer Award, Excellence in Learning and Development and Excellence in HR Change Management, all within 2019, and Best HR Strategy in Line with Business two years in a row.

Khalid believes leadership has progressed from hierarchical and authoritarian models into collective, participative leadership where one plus one is equal to three. “In today’s thriving workplace, it is very likely for a leader to come across someone who is more capable in their field working under him. If a participative management style is not optimised, there is a high probability for the intelligence and wisdom existing in the organisation to be overlooked,” he asserts.

“A top executive who can bring people with different skills sets and experiences together to contribute to workplace policies and decisions in line with a corporation’s business goals can make a difference to both employees and stakeholders. Khalid is such a man,” shares Shanggari Balakrishnan, Chief Executive Officer of MORS Group.

NTT Cyberjaya 5 Data Center receives certifications from Uptime Institute and Telecommunications Industry Association

The certifications demonstrate NTT’s clear focus and leadership as part of its commitment to the region’s important economic progression

(L-R) Oka Hirosi, Ambassador of Japan; Henrick Choo, CEO of NTT Ltd. Malaysia; and Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin, Chief Regulatory Officer, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) - officiating the special ceremony to celebrate NTT’s CBJ5 achievement.

NTT Ltd., a leading global technology services company, announces that its fifth data center at Cyberjaya Campus, Cyberjaya 5 (CBJ5), has received UPTIME Tier III Certificate of Design Documents and the Tier III Certificate of Constructed Facility. In addition, CBJ5 has achieved the TIA-942 Rated-3 certification by EPI, the only ANSI/TIA-942 CAB (Conformity Assessment Body) authorised under the official TIA-942 Accreditation Scheme.

The UPTIME Tier III certificates mean CBJ5 meets the performance and reliability requirements for around-the-clock operations and efficiently operate without any shutdowns, ensuring maximum level of safety and security for optimum performance. Its TIA-942 Rated-3 certificate confirms that CBJ5 can undergo any planned maintenance without downtime or disruption to its operations.

The achievement was celebrated with a special ceremony officiated by Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia and Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin, Chief Regulatory Officer, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). “We are very confident that CBJ5 and its new certifications, together with NTT’s enormous investment in a new and high capacity submarine cable project, will attract more international investors and enterprises to the country, strengthening it as a business and economic hub while contributing to the new digital initiative, MyDIGITAL, which aims to transform Malaysia into a regional leader in digital economy,” said Oka Hiroshi during the event.

(L-R) Kobayashi Masakazu, Deputy CEO of NTT Ltd. Malaysia; CK Sim, Head of Infra Sales at NTT Ltd. Malaysia; Oka Hirosi, Ambassador of Japan; Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin, Chief Regulatory Officer, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC); Henrick Choo, CEO of NTT Ltd. Malaysia; and Ho Yee Chung, Vice President, ICTI,  Strategy & Data Center Malaysia – posing in front of CBJ5, the latest addition to NTT’s growing data centers in Malaysia.

MCMC Chief Regulatory Officer, Zulkarnain Mohd Yasin, congratulated NTT for its achievement, “NTT in Malaysia has been successfully operating the Cyberjaya campus data center for over 24 years. The recognitions and achievement reflects the exceptional standards that NTT has always worked towards.”

CBJ5 was awarded the certifications following a rigorous inspection of the facilities and operations by Uptime Institute and EPI upon its completion in February 2021. Furthermore, CBJ5 meets other global standard practice such as Payment Card Industry and Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA), and Data Center Risk Assessment (DCRA) which was carried out based on Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) framework.

Commenting on the accolades, Henrick Choo, CEO of NTT Ltd. Malaysia said, “With these certifications, our customers such as BFSIs, can be assured that our data centre operates at the highest quality standards. Our Cyberjaya Campus features a high-density fiber network facilitating inter- connection among our clients to create a robust digital supply chain ecosystem. This is especially crucial now as corporations are shifting towards hybrid cloud services to address demands of upgrade and supporting critical infrastructure as well as storage needs, along with using devices to support remote working during the pandemic.”

“We believe that effective connectivity and reliable infrastructure are crucial to ensure business continuity. Apart from global reach, our clients also benefit from our local operational expertise alongside a full stack of customizable solutions. Our data center is equipped with advanced technology, technically skilled employees, and proactive troubleshooting to help our clients avoid costly application and network downtime, ensuring resiliency for recovery,” said Matsuo Ryuichi, Executive Vice President of NTT Ltd’s Global Data Centers division.

CBJ5 commenced its service on 3 February 2021. This latest data center by NTT boasts a Tier IV [1] ready, compact and modular design, to provide clients with flexible and scalable power, and a cooling solution of up to 15kW/rack. CBJ5 has a cooling wall system that is the first of its kind, offering optimum power efficiency and cost-effective cooling system to support high density hyperscalers as well as high- end corporate users in Malaysia.

[1] Uptime Institute has categorized data centers into four tiers depending on the availability of services. Tier I has the lowest availability while Tier IV has the highest availability.

Tune Into The Online Livestream Launch Of HUAWEI Vision S Series, Set To Make Its Malaysian Debut On 27 April 2021, 7:30pm!

Enjoy Big Screen, Big Call and Big Moments on the HUAWEI Vision S Series, made available on two variants – 65” and 55” and stand a chance to win the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro



A global brand, HUAWEI has showcased unrelenting commitment in helping consumers build a fully connected and intelligent lives through constant technological innovation. The HUAWEI Vision S Series – come in two variants – 65” and 55” which will make its official Malaysian debut on 27 April at 7:30pm (MYT) – is set to further strengthen HUAWEI’s Seamless AI Life strategy and “1+8+N” concepts, offering consumers their Big Screen, Big Call, and Big Moments as it comes equipped with essential elements at its core such as interconnectivity, interactive capabilities, multi-device collaboration and multimedia prowess, all ready at your service with a click of a button.

Stand a chance to win a HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro [1] by participating in the designated activity when you watch the online local launch livestream on HUAWEI Mobile MY’s Facebook and YouTube.

Here are some reasons how the HUAWEI Vision S Series will amaze you:

Enrich Your Entertainment Experience to a Cinematic Level



As HUAWEI’s first-evet Smart Screen in Malaysia, HUAWEI puts a strong emphasis on its entertainment quality. Equipped with 120Hz display and coupled with Advanced Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC), the Smart Screen offers an overall immersive and smooth visual that guarantees to capture every single detail of every content on the Smart Screen. On top of that, the Smart Screen is also fitted with double than the usual number of speakers fitted on the HUAWEI Vision S – two Full Frequency Speakers and two High Frequency Speakers including 1L sound cavity. The powerful quad-speakers gives you a cinematic bass and treble audio experience no matter the content streamed on the Smart Screen.

Stay Connected even Without Your Smartphone with the 1080p HUAWEI MeeTime



Connectivity has always been at the centre of HUAWEI’s invention. With state-of-the-art technologies, HUAWEI is able to extend the connectivity element to its latest product, HUAWEI Vision S Series, equipping it with high definition 1080p HUAWEI MeeTime. What is more amazing is that this feature allows user to directly engage in a crystal-clear video 1080p high-definition video call without it being connected to your HUAWEI smartphone. All it needs it to be synced with your HUAWEI ID during the Smart Screen installation and you are all set to stay connected with your loved ones anytime from the comfort of your homes.

Be the Master of Your Homes



Interconnectivity has eased our lives as our devices can now collaborate with one another and update almost instantaneously. The HUAWEI Vision S comes with OneHop projection, thus with one tap of your HUAWEI smartphone against the HUAWEI Share icon on the Smart Screen remote control, you will be able to view your Huawei smartphone’s content on the Smart Screen’s larger display, all in a blink of an eye. Not only that, to ease the content navigation in a smarter way, you can do so by simply swiping left and right on your Huawei smartphone via the smart control function. 
 


As a global leader in the industry, HUAWEI wants to deliver products of the highest quality in entertainment and connectivity features paired with intelligence through all the features packed within the HUAWEI Vision S, making it the epitome of smart living.

[1] Terms and conditions apply.

Garmin Malaysia Celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri With Exclusive Promotions

  • Introducing Garmin Malaysia’s Raya in-store and online promotions
  • A selection of discounts are also available on Lazada and Shopee
  • Promotion period on Lazada and Shopee: 24/4/21 - 16/5/21
  • Promotion period for in-store & online shopping: 25/4/21 - 16/5/21



Garmin Malaysia today announced a variety of discounts for its special Raya promotion happening online and in-store. The promotion will be held from the 24 (Lazada & Shopee) and 25 (online & in-stores) April respectively to 16 May as part of Garmin’s initiative to celebrate the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri with a festive and generous approach, introducing discounts up to 16% for a series of popular Garmin smartwatches.

Available at all Garmin branded stores, authorised retailers, and on Garmin Malaysia’s officialwebsite, selected promotions are also applicable through leading eCommerce platforms such as Shopee and Lazada.

In-store & website promotions



The Forerunner variety for athletes as well as the Venu Sq are available at discounted prices of:

Watch Model

Original Prices

Promotional Prices

Forerunner 45

RM 960

RM 770 (RM 190 off)

Forerunner 245

RM 1,430

RM 1,170 (RM 260 off)

Forerunner 245 Music

RM 1,670

RM 1,399 (RM 271 off)

Venu Sq

RM 930

RM 780 (RM 150 off)

Venu Sq Music

RM 1,160

RM 999 (RM 161 off)




Promotions on Lazada



Watch Model

Original Prices

Promotional Prices

Forerunner 245 Music

RM 1,670

RM 1,399 (RM 271 off)

Venu Sq

RM 930

RM 780 (RM 150 off)




Promotions on Shopee



Garmin Malaysia wishes to educate the public on the benefits of consistent health monitoring through smart wearables while leading an active lifestyle. The special promotions play an important part to encourage users to purchase the smartwatches within an affordable price.

Watch Model

Original Prices

Promotional Prices

Forerunner 45

RM 960

RM 770 (RM 190 off)

Forerunner 245

RM 1,430

RM 1,170 (RM 260 off)

Venu Sq Music

RM 1,160

RM 999 (RM 161 off)






The Raya promotion is applicable at all Garmin brand stores, selected authorised dealers, Shopee and Lazada.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Other Garmin fitness brands include Tacx and Firstbeat Analytics.