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iflix announces original Malaysian drama series called KL Gangster: Underworld

iflix has announced the upcoming launch of its first original Malaysian drama series, called KL Gangster: Underworld. The drama, which is a six-part series will be completely filmed in Malaysia. KL Gangster: Underworld is a spin-off of KL Gangster 1 and 2, and is directed by Faisal Ishak and Syafiq Yusof. The story follows the events in…

OCBC Bank rolls out biometric authentication app in Malaysia

OCBC Bank, Malaysia-based,  has launched a pioneering business banking mobile app (app), which uses biometric authentication. The app, featuring OCBC OneTouch, leverages on Apples Touch ID technology, allowing Malaysian-registered users of the bank’ s Internet portal called [email protected], to conduct transactions using biometrics.   The Business Mobile Banking app enables iPhone users to perform numerous…

WorldKoins is an app that converts leftover currency into digital eGift cards

A new mobile app called WorldKoins was introduced in collaboration with AirAsia, which fundamentally lets travelers convert their remaining currency to eGift cards and vouchers that can be used to shop online from their smartphones. The service is a six-months pilot program that will end in April 2018 and will be available to all travelers flying onboard selected flights from…

UOB launches its all-in-one UOB Mighty mobile app

UOB Mighty, an all-in-one banking mobile app has been launched by United Overseas Bank (UOB) Malaysia, that integrates dining, banking and payment features into one app. The app lets users transform their smartphones into digital wallets as well as enjoying incredible dining deals in Malaysia and across the region. The app was developed to provide…

Malaysian bank to finalize e-KYC standards

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has announced that by October 2017, standards for the electronic Know-Your-Customer (e-KYC) are expected to be finalized.   BNM will be issuing proposed regulatory parameters for the conduct of e-KYC processes for remittance transactions. Thus, the existing requirements for face-to-face verifications for onboarding new customers would be removed for companies that received…

Samsung Malaysia to open up pre-orders for Galaxy Note8 in early Septembe

With the Samsung Galaxy Note8 now officially out in the open, Malaysians looking forward to owning the new flagship phablet will be glad to know that Samsung Malaysia will be opening and structuring a special pre-order package for the Malaysian consumers.   The pre-order period will begin on September 5…

Malaysian Red Crescent Society launches First Aid app with Prudence Foundation

In preparation of the upcoming SEA Games 2017, the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) has launched its first ever First Aid app for mobile devices.   The app was developed and made in partnership with the Prudence Foundation, as well as with the support from the International Federation of Red Cross…

Tencent’s WeChat Pay plans to offer payment services in Malaysia

Tencent has applied for a license in Malaysia to offer local payment services via its WeChat Pay, reports Reuters.   If approved, users in Malaysia will be able to link their local bank accounts to WeChat Pay and pay for goods and services in ringgit.   WeChat Pay and Alibaba Group’s affiliate…

Cyberjaya launches 1Gbps broadband service for homes and businesses

Cyberjaya has just launched Malaysia’s first 1Gbps broadband for businesses and homes throughout the city. This allows Cyberjaya to host a high number of users accessing multiple devices simultaneously, helping Cyberjaya achieve its envisioned Smart City status. This high speed gigabit connection will not only encourage more creative content development,…

EasyStore, SiteGiant provide cash payment method for online businesses

    EasyStore and SiteGiant, two Malaysia-based shopping cart providers, will provide all online businesses with cash payment method.   Through their partnership with MOLPay, a payment gateway in Southeast Asia, both EasyStore and SiteGiant are providing multi-channel payment options to the ecommerce platforms, including cash payment.   MOLPay’s latest…