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Two Telcos to be fined by MCMC? [Comment]

In a recent report on The Star, deputy news editor BK. Sidhu wrote that the Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will act against telcos failing to improve services, quoting anonymous sources close to MCMC. Some quotes from that article:

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MCMC & Telcos asked to stop unwanted SMS

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and telecommunication companies (Telcos) have been asked to find a way to tackle SMS spamming. Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the two parties were given two months to find the best solution besides taking legal action.

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Statement from Celcom regarding Prepaid Tax Implementation

Celcom Axiata has issued a statement a couple minutes ago regarding the prepaid tax implementation in Malaysia. In September 2011, the implementation of prepaid tax was deferred to a later date as the mobile operators(Celcom, Maxis, DiGi & U Mobile) continues to discuss the matter with the Government. Yesterday Bernama reported that the prepaid tax will be implemented starting from ...

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[Opinion] 4 years later, SKMM still believes in AsiaSpace

AsiaSpace says that it will launch LTE in Malaysia within the next 12-months. The company will partner with Huawei Technologies Malaysia to commercially launch the TTD-LTE 2.3 GHz spectrum services in the country. AsiaSpace from WiMAX to LTE AsiaSpace launched its WiMAX service with limited coverage in August 2008. However after operating for less than 2 years, the WiMAX operator ...

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Cabinet committee to discuss 6% prepaid service tax issue

The Cabinet Committee on supply and food prices will discuss the 6% service tax for prepaid users when it meets in a few days. “We do not want to burden the people,” said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin when asked what signal the Government was giving by intervening in the issue involving the 6% service tax for prepaid ...

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[Tips] Forward your un-resolved mobile/broadband complaints to CFM

Poor mobile coverage? Drop calls? Broadband speed did not meet your expectation as promised? Consumers usually make their complaint to the service provider when these issue are met but in most cases it never gets resolved especially when it comes to broadband speeds and coverage. In 2009,  the Consumer Forum Malaysia (CFM) received 1,324 complaints where the highest complaints was ...

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Know your rights on personal data

The next time someone calls you and tries to sell you a product, offer free medical test or a cheaper loan facility, just ask one pertinent question: Where did he or she get your personal details? Prod if you need that information. The source is key and if it is without your consent then that is intrusion of personal privacy. ...

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[Insider] Prepaid Customers to pay 3-4% Airtime Tax starting 2012?

Mobile operators in this country pays hundred of millions in service tax according to Dato’ Joseph Salang Gandum, Deputy Minister of Communications Malaysia. Yesterday the mobile operators met with SKMM to discuss about the prepaid service tax in Malaysia as the operators have been absorbing the cost all these while. In response to that, the Deputy Minister told Malaysian Wireless ...

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Industry Discussion about Service Tax on Prepaid Airtime Reload

Mobile users in Malaysia will soon start paying for service tax on airtime because the mobile operators in Malaysia plans to pass down the 6% service tax imposed by the government. Read more about this on- [Comment] Prepaid users to pay more for airtime, service tax? One of the mobile operator, Celcom Axiata is set to meet up with the ...

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[Statement frm MCMC] 91 Websites in Malaysia Attacked

UPDATES FROM THE MALAYSIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA COMMISSION (MCMC) ON THE HACKING OF GOVERNMENT WEBSITES BY UNKNOWN HACKERS Cyberjaya – Further to the statement that was made by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) this morning on the issue of the hacking of Government websites by unknown hackers, MCMC is able to confirm that most of the attacks were ...

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[Statement frm MCMC] Hacking of Malaysian Gov Websites

AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE MALAYSIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA COMMISSION (MCMC) IN RELATION TO THE HACKING OF MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITES BY UNKNOWN HACKERS Cyberjaya – Regarding the threat by unknown hackers to attack websites with the .gov.my domain, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) confirms that there were indeed attempts to hack several websites, including www.skmm.gov.my.  The attempt to ...

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Malaysia: 17.5 Million Internet Users, 5 Million on Broadband, 10 Million on 3G

Speaking at the World Bloggers & Social Media Summit 2011 here at PWTC today, Minister of Communication Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Rais Yatim revealed that Malaysia currently have 17.5 million Internet users as of April 2011. Out of that number, there are 5 million broadband users, 2.5 million wireless broadband users and 10 million 3G subscribers. In an unrelated matter, ...

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[Comment] Malaysia Government blocks File Sharing websites

In a very disappointing move late last month, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission(SKMM) has directed the ISPs to block a number of file sharing sites. While the move is silly and will not take these websites offline, millions of Internet users in Malaysia won’t be able to access these site(Megaupload, Filestube, Megavideo, Depositfiles, ) directly despite the promise by ...

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YTL’s “700Mhz license” belongs to the Malaysia Government

In a latest development, the Malaysian Government has said “NO” to the 700MHz that YTL Comms claims to have. As a recap, back in October-November 2010, the media reported that YTL has been allocated 80MHz in the 700MHz band by SKMM which was later confirmed by YTL Communications executive director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong. However the telecommunication industry wasn’t happy ...

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Opinion: Still no billing from YES4G!

YTL’s super fast YES4G is now 2-months old and it broke what was promised, again- YTL YES FAILED to issue monthly bill on Jan 19. I’m not surprised! It is funny that the big bosses talk about how they plan to change our broadband service,  promising true 4G broadband and the way we pay for the service.  But they can’t ...

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