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6% service tax on prepaid reloads and starter packs starting Sept 15

As reported before on Malaysian Wireless, the mobile operators(Maxis, Celcom, DiGi, Tune Talk..etc) will start implementing the 6% service tax on prepaid reload/top ups starting 15 September 2011. The new move also applies on purchase of new prepaid starter packs as well. The telcos said the service tax is a consumption tax and chargeable to the customer, as provided for ...

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Prepaid Service Tax to be implemented in September

Mobile operators in Malaysia such as Celcom, Maxis & DiGi are committed to pass on the service tax to their prepaid users. According to media reports, the service tax, up to 6% will be implemented sometime in September 2011. Postpaid users in the country are already paying a 6% service tax while the mobile operators(Telcos) are absorbing the tax on ...

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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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5 New MyIX Internet nodes in Malaysia

Malaysia Internet Exchange or better known as MyIX has just announced that it now has 5 new Internet nodes established in Bayan Baru, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. With the new nodes, MyIX now has a total of 8 internet nodes allowing direct traffic between Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Malaysia. The other 3 nodes are located in ...

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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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[Comment] Prepaid users to pay more for airtime, service tax?

Some 13 million prepaid users in Malaysia is about to pay more for airtime, because the mobile operators in Malaysia plans to pass down the 6% service tax imposed by the government. For an example, a RM10 reload will only contain a RM9.40 worth of airtime with 60 sen charged as service tax. TheSun paper reported this late last month ...

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AMD Z-01 Chip for the Tablets

Advanced Micro Devices(AMD) has finally announced its first chip in the Z-series family for tablets at Computex 2011. The new dual-core Z-01 runs at a clock speed of 1GHz, draws less than six watts of power and it is based on the Fusion architecture(or better know as APU). The new Z-series chips are designed specifically for Microsoft Windows 7 OS ...

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Processor to power WP7 Mango Devices

With the recent announcement of the next release of Windows Phone, Microsoft has chosen Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile processor to power the next generation of Windows Phone devices. Just as the first generation of Windows Phone 7(WP7) devices that are built around specific hardware requirements, the next generation Windows Phone device will be powered by Qualcomm’s second generation Snapdragon mobile processors, ...

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[Comment] Huawei sues ZTE

Comment below by Matt Walker, Principal Analyst at Ovum As an outsider, it is not possible to know who is in the ‘right’ here. These disputes are rarely black and white, even to objective insiders. It is unfortunate that the companies could not resolve their dispute directly, but they are hardly alone. Courts are asked to step in and arbitrate ...

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