Tag Archives: Asia Pacific

Vietnam – Hanoi to introduce interoperable smart cards for public transport

By | September 7, 2017

A Record of Discussions (R/D) for the “Supporting the Development of an Interoperable Smart Card System for Public Transportation in Hanoi” Technical Cooperation Project was signed on August 31. The project will be carried out for two years from early 2018, aimed at improving the technical and management capacity of counterpart agencies under the Hanoi People’s Committee (HPC).… Read More »

Thailand – DLT issues smart driving licenses

By | September 7, 2017

BANGKOK – The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is issuing new driving licenses encoded with QR code with an aim to promote road safety. DLT Director-General Sanit Promwong revealed that the DLT wanted to raise the quality of driving licenses to a global standard. The QR code is added to the card to prevent counterfeiting. This technology will… Read More »

India – ICICI Bank to implement Common Payment Card Solution for Bhubaneswar

By | September 6, 2017

The State Government of Odisha has approved the Common Payment Card Sysytem (CPCS), a citizen centric module under Bhubaneswar Smart City programme, to enable one smart card for multiple services. Leading private bank of the country, ICICI Bank has been selected as the implementing agency to execute it through Public Private Partnership (PPP) model by the Empowered Committee… Read More »

Octopus Launches “20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus” to Celebrate Two Decades of Milestones

By | September 5, 2017

(Hong Kong, 5 September 2017) Octopus Cards Limited (OCL) celebrated its twentieth anniversary with the launch of a commemorative “20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus” featuring its new logo signifying Octopus’ new journey of innovation to serve the Hong Kong community. The 20th Anniversary Special Edition Octopus features the new logo as the centerpiece on a black and grey… Read More »

India – 3.93 lakh families get smart cards in Namakkal

By | September 4, 2017

Smart ration cards have been distributed to 3.93 lakh families so far in the district. A statement of District Collector M. Asia Mariam issued here stated that the district accounted for a total of 4.87 lakh ration cards. The district received 4.36 lakh smart cards and the distribution of the same commenced on April 1. So far, 3.93… Read More »

Philippines – House passes National ID system bill on 2nd reading

By | September 3, 2017

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure to establish an identification system which provides official national ID for all Filipinos. House Bill 6221, passed on second reading last Wednesday, seeks the creation of a National Identification Database System, which will be known as the Filipino Identification System or FilSys. Laguna Representative Sol Aragones, one… Read More »

India – Complaints of credit cards fraud flood cops in Hyderabad

By | September 1, 2017

HYDERABAD: Tens of customers of State Bank of India, are rushing to cyber crime police of tri-commissionerates in Hyderabad, to complain about fraudulent transactions done with their credit card  details in foreign countries. The cyber crime police of three commissionerates have received over 60 such complaints in the last two months, about fraudulent money being withdrawal from customers’ bank accounts. During investigation… Read More »

Sri Lanka – British firm may get contract on migration to e-passport

By | August 26, 2017

The Government is to hire a leading British firm specialising in currency printing and is in partnership now to prepare the groundwork for electronic passports for Sri Lankans.  This new generation travel document will contain in a microchip the holder’s biometric data in electronic format. The University of Moratuwa has just completed a comprehensive assessment on the Department’s… Read More »

NXP Powers Event Passes for 150,000 Athletes, Government Officials and Delegates at the International 29th Summer Universiade

By | August 17, 2017

MIFARE Ultralight Nano contactless entrance passes provide a more convenient experience for secure access to sports venues and ceremonies at international sports event TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) is the official supplier of the smart ticketing solution for the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, one the world’s top international sporting events… Read More »

World’s first in-school wearable tech savings & payments programme “POSB Smart Buddy” launches in 19 schools

By | August 16, 2017

 Some 6,000 students are participating in the POSB Smart Buddy programme The programme outfits schools with digital payment infrastructure, provides students watches with digital payment and fitness tracking capabilities, and comes with a mobile app for parents   SINGAPORE,16 August 2017 – POSB today celebrates the official launch of a global first – the POSB Smart Buddy programme /… Read More »

Philippines lags Southeast Asia in credit card use

By | August 16, 2017

MANILA – The Philippines lags Southeast Asia in terms of cashless transactions, even as majority of Filipinos prefer it because of safety and convenience, according to a VISA study. In 2016, 9 percent of personal consumption expenditures were done through credit and debit cards, compared to 50 percent in Singapore and 30 percent in Malaysia and 16 percent… Read More »

Indonesia – Anti-graft body to grill six witnesses in e-ID card graft case

By | August 7, 2017

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is set to question six witnesses in its investigation into an e-ID card graft case. “The six will be questioned as witnesses in the case against Setya Novanto (SN),” KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said here on Monday. The six are Kurniawan Prasetyta Atmaja, chief of national identity number and… Read More »

Shinsegae releases SSG branded credit card

By | July 19, 2017

Retail giant Shinsegae said Wednesday that it will release a branded credit card called the SSG Card on Thursday. While most retailers partner with existing credit card companies to create credit card benefits for their consumers, Shinsegae produced its own card to create synergy with its SSG Pay system. When used together with SSG Pay, the SSG card… Read More »

Indonesia – The e-KTP Case and Indonesia’s Struggle to Fight Corruption

By | July 7, 2017

Jakarta, GIVnews.com – Thursday (6/7) saw two special events concerning the ongoing high-profile corruption case which allegedly implicate a number of lawmakers including those with well-placed positions. The first event was a group of several members of the House of Representatives (DPR) visiting the Sukamiskin prison in West Java where notorious corruptors are held. The second occurrence was a… Read More »

India – Man’s SIM card swapped to empty bank account of Rs 13 lakh

By | July 7, 2017

MUMBAI: The owner of an Andheri-based hearing aid manufacture lost Rs 13 lakh to a bank fraud recently. Cyber criminals involved in SIM-swap frauds cancelled the victim’s registered mobile number and reactivated it with a new SIM card to hack into his bank account. The fraudsters deactivated Rakesh Ojha’s mobile number, claiming loss of SIM. Within an hour of deactivation, the fraudsters used a… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system budget sought despite bill still on hold

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government will allot money for the implementation of the national identification (ID) system, even if the bill regarding the system is not yet passed into law, Department of Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua confirmed on Wednesday, July 5. According to Chua, P2 billion in the 2018 national budget will be allotted for the… Read More »

Philippines – Anti-skimming, anti-fraud bill filed

By | July 5, 2017

A House leader on Tuesday filed a bill declaring as economic sabotage the skimming of ATM cards, hacking a bank system, and unauthorized access to online bank applications, and other fraudulent activities. In filing House Bill 5943, Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, chairman of the House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries, declares as a crime of economic… Read More »

Philippines – National ID to ease delivery of social services: Diokno

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA – The government is planning to put in place a national ID system within President Rodrigo Duterte’s term to help ease the delivery of social services, one of his economic managers said Wednesday. The national ID will replace all government-issued identification cards, except the passport and drivers’ license. It will contain biometric data and will be issued… Read More »