Tag Archives: Malaysia

Digital Commerce Asia Pacific

By | January 23, 2019

On 23-24 January 2019, APSCA will organise Digital Commerce Asia Pacific at the Renaissance Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The objective of this industry event is to explore which of the two roadmaps now driving retail payments in Asia – fintech or card-based payments – will achieve the greatest success in expanding the e-payments business?​ Digital Commerce… Read More »

Malaysia – More investment in new tech

By | April 6, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia welcomes more establishment of companies which embrace elements of new technologies such as smart manufacturing, Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0.Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) Chief Executive Officer Datuk Azman Mahmud said the significant investment by Tactilis Sdn Bhd in Bayan Lepas, for example, would create business and job opportunities for Malaysians including adopting the technology in… Read More »

Datasonic launches factory to manufacture new e-passports

By | December 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 21): Datasonic Group Bhd has today launched its new factory in Petaling Jaya to manufacture the new generation of the electronic international Malaysian passport (e-passport). “I am excited with the launch of our new factory, equipped with all the necessary machinery and relevant technology capabilities,” said the group’s chairman General Tan Sri Dr Mohamed Hashim… Read More »

Iris Appoints Shaiful Subhan As New Group Chief Executive Officer

By | October 16, 2017

Kuala  Lumpur, 16 October 2017 – The Board of IRIS Corporation Berhad (IRIS), a world leader in Trusted Identification, hereby announce the appointment of Mr. Shaiful Subhan as the new Group CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of IRIS effective today. Shaiful is an accomplished leader with great operational expertise and customer insights across multiple industries.  He was previously the COO… Read More »

Malaysia – Mastercard to complete shift from signature to pin by Jan 2018

By | October 7, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Mastercard Inc said it will reach a key milestone by January 2018 when all its debit cards feature contactless and a personal identification number (PIN)-enabled function, in a move to provide more convenience to consumers, prevent fraud and improved security. Wider contactless acceptance is expected in Malaysia, with more merchants opening up to the technology, the… Read More »

Datasonic eyes record-high bottom line in FY18

By | September 14, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Datasonic Group Bhd is aiming to achieve a record-high bottom line for its financial year ending March 31, 2018 (FY18), on the back of contracts it secured from the Malaysian government for electronic passport (e-passport) and MyKad materials. Its highest annual net profit achieved was RM81.9 million in the financial year ended Dec 31, 2013 (FY13).… Read More »

Iris Corp deputy MD resigned

By | September 6, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan has resigned from its position due to “retirement”. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested Hamdan early this year over the alleged abuse of power in the implementation of e-passport facility in the Republic of Guinea. Iris announced Hamdan’s suspension, a day after the arrest and his… Read More »

Malaysia – Signatures no longer accepted for debit and credit card payments

By | July 1, 2017

PETALING JAYA: The signature verification method for payment card transactions is now officially discontinued. From today, it is compulsory to key in the six-digit personal identification number (PIN) when paying using a credit or debit card. Cardholders must remember their PIN to avoid any inconvenience at point of sale (POS) terminals. Those who face problems when paying at… 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 »

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 »

Iris Corp to partner Norway’s Zwipe for biometric smartcard venture

By | April 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (April 21): Trusted identification (ID) company Iris Corp Bhd will be partnering Norwegian biometrics company Zwipe to look into the potential for biometric smartcard applications in Malaysia. Iris co-founder and technical adviser Chas Yap said the two parties will look at possible ways the two companies can work together to promote the technology in Malaysia. “Iris… Read More »

Malaysia – Maybank partners Alipay to provide contactless payments service from May

By | March 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) is partnering China’s Ant Financial Services Group, an affiliate of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, to provide Alipay users travelling in Malaysia with contactless payment service when they make purchases at selected merchants in Malaysia. The new service, available from May 2017 onwards, will see Alipay being accepted at… Read More »

Datasonic Hopes Fine Domestic Record Will Boost Overseas Venture

By | March 13, 2017

PETALING JAYA: Datasonic Group Bhd, the company that supplies the government with its electronic passport materials, is hoping that its track record built up so far in the domestic market would pave the way for it to venture abroad. Datasonic group managing director Datuk Hanifah Noordin told StarBiz that securing the mandate from the government enhances the group’s… Read More »

MACC Expected to Wrap Up Probe Into Iris Corp Execs

By | January 24, 2017

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is expect­­ed to wrap up investigations into two corporate figures at a government-linked company because their remand expires tomorrow. Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director and acting chief executive officer Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan (pic), 58, and an international sales manager, 36, have been remanded since Friday. They are being probed… Read More »

Iris deputy MD arrested by MACC, COO to take over

By | January 21, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd deputy managing director Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over an e-passport project in Republic of Guinea. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Iris said Hamdan had been alleged to have abused his power and to have been involved in corrupt practices in the e-passport project for… Read More »

Iris Corp deputy MD arrested over e-Passport Project

By | January 20, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corporation Bhd‘s deputy managing director, Datuk Hamdan Mohd Hassan was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for alleged graft involving an e-passport project for the Republic of Guinea. The company announced on Friday he was arrested the previous day for alleged abuse of  power and involvement in corrupt practices in the e-passport project for… Read More »

IRIS Appoints New Chief Operating Officier

By | January 12, 2017

Kuala  Lumpur, 12 January 2017 – IRIS Corporation Berhad has named Choong Choo Hock as Chief Operating Officer, heading its Trusted Identification business. The appointment takes immediate effect. In this position, Choong, age 54, will report to IRIS’ Exco Committee and Board of Directors. Choong brings more than 32 years of technology manufacturing and operational leadership to this new… Read More »