Tag Archives: APAC

First J/Speedy Card in the ASEAN Region to be issued by BDO

By | June 26, 2017

Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., announced the launch of the J/Speedy JCB card in the Philippines with BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO), the largest bank in the Philippines in terms of consolidated resources, customer loans, deposits, assets under management… Read More »

Thailand – New KBank JCB Credit Card for Japan Enthusiasts and Travelers

By | June 20, 2017

TOKYO, June 20, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – KBank and JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have introduced the “KBank JCB Credit Card” to accommodate Japanese culture and lifestyles. A wide range of attractive privileges are offered, with first-year targets of 100,000 cards and spending of 2 billion Baht. Mr. Pipit Aneaknithi, KBank… Read More »

Philippines – DOF pushes national ID system for 105-M Filiponos

By | June 16, 2017

To ensure that only poor families to be impacted by higher prices as a result of comprehensive tax reform will benefit from the proposed subsidies, the government plans to issue national identification (ID) cards to 105 million Filipinos, the Department of Finance said Friday. As such, the DOF urged Congress to pass into law putting in place a national ID… Read More »

Philippines – EMV-delayed banks must set aside funds to cover losses

By | June 13, 2017

BANKS that are not yet Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV)-compliant will soon have to aside provisions to cover any operational loss that may be incurred for not having a more secure chip-based technology, the central bank said. EMV is the global standard for chip-based credit and debit card transactions that are supposedly more difficult for fraudsters to hack into,… Read More »

Taisys, EA launch eSIM-based travel SIM in Malaysia

By | June 9, 2017

Taisys Technologies, a provider of secure mobile services, has launched an eSIM-based travel SIM dubbed ‘m8 World SIM’, in partnership with Enabling Asia Tech (EA). Malaysian MVNA Enabling Asia also operates an MVNO under the ‘Buzzme’ brand name. With the launch of its m8 World SIM, EA’s MVNOs and Buzzme clients can access roaming services based on the… Read More »

Philippines – LTO chief faces another complaint over P830-M driver’s license cards

By | June 9, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Edgar Galvante is facing another criminal complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with his office’s alleged anomalous driver’s license card projects. In its 14-page complaint filed Thursday, advocacy group Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM) represented by its founding chairman Leon Peralta, urged the ombudsman to investigate Galvante and 12 other individuals… Read More »

Philippines – SC urged to stop driver’s license cards deal

By | May 26, 2017

An anti-corruption watchdog asked the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday to block the P829.67-million deal involving the procurement of driver’s license cards with five-year validity from an allegedly anomalous joint venture. In a petition, the Anti-Trapo Movement (ATM) of the Philippines, Inc. urged the high court to stop the Land Transportation Office (LTO) from proceeding with the procurement… Read More »

Philippines – Proposed natl ID system pushed

By | May 11, 2017

CONGRESS has passed a measure to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification systems into one integrated and efficient national ID system.    Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones said the committee on population and family relations gave its nod to the proposed measure. “All committee members agreed unanimously,” she said.       The bill will be discussed anew before the… Read More »

Malaysia – Change to pin-based cards by June 30: Bank Negara

By | May 5, 2017

Home / Sabah Local News Change to pin-based cards by June 30: Bank Negara Published on: Friday, May 05, 2017 Kota Kinabalu: Payment card holders who have yet to replace their cards with the new Personal Identification Number (PIN) enabled ones have been reminded to do so as soon as possible.Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Payment Systems Policy Department… Read More »

Philippines – Passport deal being probed, says solon

By | April 28, 2017

An investigation is ongoing in Malacañang into another alleged anomalous deal involving the P8-billion e-passport project after it was found that the contract for the project was subcontracted to another firm, according to a legislator belonging to a party-list group representing Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). In a statement, Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III, of the party-list group ACTS OFWS,… Read More »

India – Bank executive held for card ‘fraud’

By | April 23, 2017

KOLKATA: Bidhannagar Police on Friday arrested a private bank employee in connection with credit card fraud. Two more accused, one of them an employee of the same bank, were arrested earlier this week. They duped the bank of Rs 18.18 lakh. Sources said accused Anupam Bhaumik and Sutirtha Saha are employees of the Salt Lake, BD block branch… Read More »

Indonesia’s Parliament Allegedly Embezzles Over $170M From Planned National ID Program

By | April 10, 2017

Indonesia’s notoriously corrupt parliament is embroiled in scandal after two officials were arrested for their part in skimming more than $170M from the country’s digital ID card program. In an indictment handed down last month, the country’s Corruption Eradication Commission accused two senior home ministry officials of facilitating payouts benefiting more than 37 lawmakers and high-ranking government officers,… Read More »

Philippines – Malacañang Probes e-Passport Contract

By | April 6, 2017

MALACAÑANG is conducting its own separate investigation of the allegedly anomalous P8-billion e-passport project of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) over discovery that the project was illegally sub-contracted to a questionable private entity, according to a party-list lawmaker. The 10-year contract for the printing of passports had been awarded by the DFA to APO-Printing Unit (APO-PU), a… Read More »

Chip-Enabled e-Passports To Be Launched In India This Year

By | April 5, 2017

Passports are considered to be one of most important identity proofs as well as the second travel ticket. Due to the rising technological advancements and innovative ideas, the Indian Government has come up with a new chip-enabled e-passport. This e-passport has a very high-security feature, which is the reason the government plans to introduce it as soon as… Read More »

SoftBank Signs On for Gemalto eSIM Provisioning Solution

By | April 3, 2017

Japan-based telecom SoftBank will use Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity for remote SIM provisioning. In a statement announcing the partnership, Gemalto suggested that its ODC platform will give the MNO “a competitive edge” in offering digital services not just for smartphones, but other Internet of Things devices like wearables, smart meters, and connected cars. The company also highlighted the “great… Read More »

Philippines – APO-PU Erred in e-Passport Subcontract–Palace Official

By | April 2, 2017

MALACAÑANG has strongly hinted that state-run APO-Productivity Unit Inc. (APO-PU) may have committed grave abuse of discretion and could be held criminally and administratively liable for engaging the services of a privately owned printing company for the implementation of the e-passport project of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Short of recommending the immediate repeal of the existing… Read More »

India – Fake Passport Agents’ Gang Busted By Anti-Terror Squad

By | March 28, 2017

After three passports were recovered from possession of slain terror suspect Saifullah, the Uttar Pradesh ATS launched a crackdown on fake travel documents and arrested a gang involved in the clandestine trade. Inspector General UP Anti-Terror Squad Asim Arun said, “Fake passports can affect national security. Acting on specific tip-off, a number of teams were formed, which found… Read More »

Philippines – Congressional Inquiry Urged Over ‘Overpriced’ e-Passports

By | March 27, 2017

An umbrella organization of labor unions is urging Congress to look into the government’s alleged overpriced new digital passport or e-passport. In a statement, Philippine Association of Free Labor Unions president Terry Tuazon said the government should lower the cost of the e-passport and make it more affordable, particularly for overseas Filipino workers. Tuazon said the e-passports being… Read More »

Philippines – Nothing Irregular in ePassport – DFA

By | March 27, 2017

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said there is “nothing irregular” in the bidding of the electronic passport, or ePassport, saying everything is “aboveboard.” DFA spokesman Charles Jose, however, declined to provide The Manila Times a copy of the ePassport contract with APO Production Unit Inc. or APO, saying “there’s confidentiality clause in the contract that… Read More »

Indonesia – Striking Question, Justice: Did e-ID Project Belong to Golkar?

By | March 23, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Hearing of alleged corruption case in the procurement project of electronic-based national identity card or e-ID card held at the Corruption Court in Central Jakarta, Wednesday (03/22/2017) yesterday went smoothly and gave attractive colors. This is after a striking question by the judge to the witness from the House of Representatives (DPR) about the e-ID… Read More »