Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

Philippines – Cayetano vows to review DFA deal for passports

By | May 23, 2017

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano vowed to order a review of the contract entered into by the Department of Foreign Affairs and APO Production, Inc. over the manufacture of Philippine electronic-passports to determine its legality. “One of my concerns will be if the contract is found to be invalid,” said Secretary Cayetano in a press briefing Monday.… Read More »

10th Transport Revenue & Data Management Forum

By | May 23, 2017

The 10th Transport Revenue & Data Management Forum, organised by APSCA, will be hosted by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) on 23-24 May 2017 with site visits on the afternoon of Day.  The theme of the Forum is “Reimaging Transport Payments, Ticketing & Fare Collection”.   The Transport Revenue Management Forum is the world’s longest running conference… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system inches closer to approval by House

By | May 12, 2017

The bill seeking to implement a national identification system for Filipinos here and abroad had moved closer to the House plenary. The committee on population and family relations on Wednesday approved a consolidated version of the national ID system. The proposed measure, “An Act Establishing the Filipino Identification System (FilSys),” continued to be opposed by the militant Makabayan… Read More »

Philippines – PNP-ACG nabs suspect in credit card fraud

By | May 11, 2017

MANILA, May 11 — Operatives of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) have arrested a suspect involved in credit card fraud. The suspect was identified as Stephen Francid Lucena, a resident of Tomas Mapua Street, Sta. Cruz, Manila. PNP-ACG spokesman Supt. Jay Guillermo, in a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Thursday, said that Lucena… Read More »

Philippines – House committee approves national ID system bill

By | May 10, 2017

MANILA — A House of Representatives’ panel approved on Wednesday, May 10, a bill seeking to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification (ID) systems into one integrated and efficient Filipino ID system. The House committee on population and family relations, chaired by Laguna Representative Sol Aragones, unanimously approved a substitute bill to the 18 measures filed by House members.… 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 »

Philippines – Lawmaker: e-passport project illegally subcontracted

By | April 25, 2017

Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz 3rd of ACTS OFW Party List described as “dubious” a firm to which the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) P8 billion e-passport project was sub-contracted. According to the lawmaker, Malacañang investigated the contract after it was found that the project was illegally sub-contracted to a questionable private entity. The DFA had awarded the 10-year… Read More »

Philippines – Solon welcomes Palace decision to conduct probe into P8B E-Passport project

By | April 24, 2017

An opposition lawmaker representing overseas Filipino workers in the House of Representatives welcomed the decision of Malacañang to conduct its own probe into the controversial P8-billion E-Passport project of the Department of Foreign Affairs. ACTS-OFW Partylist Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III noted that investigation on the issue will now center on the alleged anomalous subcontracting of the project… 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 »

Philippines – Duterte Open to Nat’l ID Ssystem

By | April 21, 2017

MALACAÑANG on Thursday said it was studying a plan to establish a national identification system as a measure to check terrorism. In a news conference, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the establishment of a national ID system was “being considered.”  The Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) is pushing for such a measure in Congress, Abella said. “That seems… Read More »

Top-level Market Analysis Singapore Cards and Payments Industry

By | April 20, 2017

Latest industry research report on: Singapore Cards and Payments Market : Industry Size, Share, Research, Reviews, Analysis, Strategies, Demand, Growth, Segmentation, Parameters, Forecasts GlobalDatas “The Cards and Payments Industry in Singapore: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2020”, report provides detailed analysis of market trends in the Singaporean cards and payments industry. It provides values and volumes for a… Read More »

Fake Passport Row: CBI Files FIR Against MEA Officials

By | April 18, 2017

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against unknown officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for issuing fake passports to 12 people. The FIR report states that the CBI received a tip-off that unknown MEA officials have committed criminal misconduct by abusing their official position as public servant and entered into a criminal… Read More »

Philippines – Partnered in Crime

By | April 18, 2017

Just one Malacañang official broke the odd silence of the motor-biking Duterte Harley administration on the deal for tens of millions of e-passports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs. An umbrella organization of labor unions, on the other hand, asked Congress to investigate the deal, wanting to cut down the high price of the passport that millions… Read More »

India – Dear Mumbaikar, Here’s Why You Should Not Reveal Card Details Over Phone

By | April 15, 2017

Mumbai: In yet another instance of cyber fraud in the city, a 52-year-old man from Ghatkopar was duped of nearly Rs 3 lakh by an unknown person. The accused withdrew the victim’s money from his bank account through online shopping, PayTm etc. The victim, Arun Kamble, a resident of Nalanda, Ghatkopar, received a phone call from an unknown… Read More »

Philippines – BSP Eyes ‘Hard Deadline’ for Shift to Chip Cards

By | April 10, 2017

The central bank said it would soon set a “hard deadline” for banks to switch to a more secure EMV chip technology for automated teller machine and credit cards from the vulnerable magnetic stripe technology. The EMV or Europay Mastercard Visa is the global standard for chip-based credit and debit transactions that makes its difficult for fraudsters to… Read More »

Aadhaar Is A Civil Liberties Issue: What India Can Learn From Countries That Resisted Biometric Databases

By | April 10, 2017

Despite several concerns over the Aadhaar database, the Government is increasingly making the card a necessity for the daily lives of Indians. There is little choice for citizens who want to avoid giving their biometric data to the Government. Applying for a PAN card, filing income tax returns, getting a drivers license, and using a SIM card will all… 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 »

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 »