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Friday, June 1st, 2007, The Star Online By DALJIT DHESI

KUALA LUMPUR: iSentric Sdn Bhd, a Multimedia Super Corridor-status company, is in talks with some banking groups, including foreign players, to help them develop their local mobile banking (m-banking) business in tandem with the fast-growing mobile-phone market. 

Chief executive officer Aaron Lee told StarBiz that the company hoped to offer its expertise in m-banking solutions to enable them to be competitive locally and abroad. 

“We hope to rope in some of them this year as m-banking is an important channel and revenue source for banks apart from other channels like retail, kiosk, telebanking and Internet banking. 

aaronleeiSentric CEO, Mr. Aaron Lee

“About two-thirds of the country's population have mobile phones and this figure is growing rapidly. In 2005, 14.45 million of the 23 million population are handphone users,'' he said. 

Monday, June 5th, 2007, Maxis Press Release Installing Steps to Curb Unsolicited Content, SMS Scams and Spam Activities for Consumers' Protection

Maxis Communications Berhad ("Maxis") today formed a strategic partnership with selected External Content Providers ("ECP"), as part of its effort to promote and accelerate the development of good quality services and content, and the acceptance of such content.

This partnership is the first initiative led by a mobile service provider in Malaysia to help key content developers to strengthen their own range of products and services geared towards fulfilling customers' needs and demand, while at the same time serve to protect consumers' interest by encouraging and sharing of best practices among content providers.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007, The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Maxis Communications Bhd expects its data revenue to grow in tandem with the increasing demand from consumers. 

Head of product and new business Dr Nikolai Dobberstein said demand for data content was on the rise and Maxis intended to further grow its data revenue by offering a range of mobile data and infotainment services.  

“Over the past two years, mobile data revenue has increased to RM1.4bil in 2006 while non-voice services accounted for 24% of total revenue,” Dobberstein said after the signing ceremony between Maxis and 18 external content providers (ECP) under the Maxis Elite Partners Programme. 

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The group, he said, had been aggressively rolling out its services using its 3G (third generation) network to tap more data users. 

Dobberstein said Maxis was on track to double its 3G users to 600,000 by year-end. 

Thursday, June 7, 2007, Utusan Malaysia Online

KUALA LUMPUR 5th Jun – Maxis Communications Bhd. (Maxis) telah memeterai perkongsian strategik dengan 18 penyedia kandungan luaran (ECP) bagi memastikan para pelanggannya menikmati servis data bergerak yang berkualiti.

Antara ECP itu termasuk Ahead Mobile Sdn. Bhd., Didadee Sdn. Bhd., Dubaitech Marketing Sdn. Bhd., eCentury Sdn. Bhd., Macro Kiosk Bhd., Kotaemas Edaran Sdn. Bhd., Matrix Internet & Wireless Sdn. Bhd., MNC Wireless Sdn. Bhd. dan iSentric Sdn. Bhd.

Ketua Bahagian Perniagaan dan Produknya, Nikolai Dobberstein berkata, perkongsian strategik antara Maxis dan ECP terbabit penting kerana sektor tersebut berkembang pada kadar pesat dengan meningkat kepada RM1.4 bilion pada tahun lalu.

“Dengan kerjasama 18 ECP ini, kami yakin dapat membendung aktiviti spam yang berleluasa sejajar dengan perkembangan sektor perkhidmatan data bergerak,” kata beliau pada majlis memeterai perjanjian persefahaman dengan syarikat ECP berkenaan di sini, hari ini.

Aktiviti spam meliputi bahan lucah, ucapan benci, gangguan, pesanan fitnah, hasutan, dan judi yang kini semakin berleluasa di kalangan pengguna perkhidmatan data bergerak dan Internet.

Berdasarkan perangkaan, pada sepanjang 2006, terdapat 1,370 kes ancaman siber yang dilaporkan oleh pengguna Internet Malaysia. Antara aduan ancaman siber yang signifikan ialah pencerobohan (897 kes) dan penipuan (287 kes).

Mengulas lanjut, Nikolai berkata, sementara Maxis terus memperbaiki tahap keselamatan perkhidmatannya pihaknya terus menyeru agar pengguna talian 012 agar terus mengabaikan sistem pesanan ringkas (SMS) yang berunsur penipuan.

Sekiranya pelanggan merasa ragu-ragu dengan SMS yang diterima, katanya lagi, mereka boleh menghubungi Talian Bantuan Pelanggan Maxis di nombor 03-7492 2123 untuk mendapatkan sebarang penjelasan atau pengesahan.

maxisECP 1he signing ceremony between Maxis and 18 external content providers (ECP) under the Maxis Elite Partners Programme.

maxisECP 2iSentric CEO, Mr.Aaron Lee and Romuald Marappan signing as part of Elite External Content Providers while Head of product and new business Dr Nikolai Dobberstein looks on.

maxisECP 3On the left, Maxis head of Product and New Business Dr. Nikolai Dobberstein. In the center: iSentric CEO Mr. Aaron Lee. On the right Romuald Marappan.

maxisECP 4Mr. Aaron Lee (right) shakes hand with Dr. Nikolai (left) after signing the Maxis ECP Elite Partnership ceremmony

Saturday, September 8th, 2007, Press Release

goldenbullaward1iSentric CEO Aaron Lee receive Golden Bull Award from Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop (Menteri Kewangan Kedua).

goldenbullaward2Winner of Golden Bull Award 2007 The 5th Malaysia Outstanding SMEs.

Friday, October 5th, 2007, Bernama Press Release

KUALA LUMPUR, 5 Okt (Bernama) -- Kongres Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Dalam Perkhidmatan Awam (Cuepacs) tetap berharap kerajaan dapat mempertimbangkan semula pemberian bonus ataupun sebagai gantinya honorarium kepada setiap kakitangan kerajaan sebelum akhir tahun ini.

Presidennya Omar Osman berkata pemberian itu dapat meringankan beban kakitangan awam berikutan kenaikan harga barang selain menghargai sumbangan kakitangan sempena sambutan kemerdekaan ke-50.

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