Category: General News

Mock the gov, face a three-year travel ban

By The Level and FREE MALAYSIA TODAY Comment section warriors and disgruntled Malaysians everywhere beware- posting that funny status update about our governments latest fail may get you that punishment we’ve always joked about, because you might be looking at a three-year travel ban overseas. According to an Immigration Department source, the ruling was enforced several months back as part of the government’s efforts to safeguard the country’s image, as reported in The Star. “Anyone who runs down the Government or ‘memburukkan kerajaan’ in any manner will be barred from going abroad,” the source said, adding that the Immigration Department would act upon...

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Interview: How Vaping Didn’t Stop Me from Smoking Cigarettes

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Vaping became a trend amongst Malaysian youth last year when it was estimated that there were 800,000 vapers in Malaysia alone, and was dubbed “the future of smoking” with its functionality, creative designs, and innovative mod varieties and the ability to get a nicotine fix without dropping RM17 on a box of 20 cigarettes. However, the government decided to clamp down the vaping industry this year after much hullabaloo was made about the hypothetical health effects of vaping, essentially killing the fledgling industry which has dropped to 200,000 users since. We got a chance to speak...

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Watch out airlines, the Value Alliance is coming for you

By Matt Liew Airlines of the Asia-Pacific beware, the Value Alliance – an “alliance” of eight low-cost Asia-Pacific airlines – just made themselves known to the world yesterday. Calling themselves the world’s largest low-cost carrier alliance, Value Alliance was formed as a strategic partnership to drive ticket sales between Cebu Pacific (Phillipines), Jeju Air (South Korea), Nok Air (Thailand), NokScoot (Thailand), SIA-owned Scoot (Singapore), SIA-owned Tigerair Singapore (Singapore), Virgin Australia-owned Tigerair Australia (Australia) , and ANA-owned Vanilla Air (Japan). Funny how just under half of the “low-cost carriers” are owned by full-frills airlines. Managing customer bookings across multiple partner...

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FOX Sports Malaysia’s “Fix My Court” kicks off its second phase!

By Matt Liew FOX Sports Malaysia kicks off the second phase of its its community enhancement effort, FixMyCourt (FMC), with aims of refurbishing and revamping a total of three community-based sports grounds. FMC aims to give back to the local community by revamping public courts, allowing a greater appreciation and love of the game. It will also promote and support sporting development at the community level, as well as encourage a healthier way to spend time amongst the youth. Speaking at the launch of the first revamped court, Vineet Puri, Territory Head of FOX Networks Group said, “FOX Sports...

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webe gears up for its big launch with 850 by webe

Little is known about webe except that last month, their plans for a game-changing launch into the telecommunications industry got leaked to the public, detailing a plan providing 1000 minutes of calltime, 1000 SMSes, and 20GB of data for subscribers. Naturally, customers who were fed up with being overcharged got excited, forcing webe to come out of the shadows to announce that they were not quite ready to go into details, but there was definitely something exciting in store. webe community soon followed, hinting that webe was interested in a lot more than just being a telco. Today, webe...

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