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  1. Respect. someone really dare to check their PM's personal bank account! http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10130211234592774869404581083700187014570 Prime Minister Najib’s bank accounts are scrutinized in probe of investment fund 1MDB. By Tom Wright And Simon Clark July 2, 2015 4:42 p.m. ET KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysian investigators scrutinizing a controversial government investment fund have traced nearly $700 million of deposits into what investigators believe are the personal bank accounts of Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak, according to documents from a government probe. The investigation documents mark the first time Mr. Najib has been directly connected to the probes into state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd., or 1MDB. Mr. Najib, who founded 1MDB and heads its board of advisors, has been under growing political pressure over the fund, which amassed $11 billion in debt it is struggling to repay. The government probe documents what investigators believe to be the movement of cash among government agencies, banks and companies linked to 1MDB before it ended up in Mr. Najib’s personal accounts. Documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal include bank transfer forms and flow charts put together by government investigators that reflect their understanding of the path of the cash. The original source of the money is unclear and the government investigation doesn’t detail what happened to the money that went into Mr. Najib’s personal accounts. Advertisement “The prime minister has not taken any funds for personal use,” said a Malaysian government spokesman. “The prime minister’s political opponents, unwilling to accept his record or the facts, continue to try to undermine him with baseless smears and rumours for pure political gain.” Mr. Najib has previously denied wrongdoing in relation to 1MDB and has urged critics to wait for the conclusion of four official investigations that are ongoing into 1MDB’s activities. Investigators have identified five separate deposits into Mr. Najib’s accounts that came from two sources, according to the documents viewed by the Journal. By far the largest transactions were two deposits of $620 million and $61 million in March 2013, during a heated election campaign in Malaysia, the documents show. The cash came from a company registered in the British Virgin Islands via a Swiss bank owned by an Abu Dhabi state fund. The fund, International Petroleum Investment Co., or IPIC, has guaranteed billions of dollars of 1MDB’s bonds and in May injected $1 billion in capital into the fund to help meet looming debt repayments. A spokeswoman for IPIC couldn’t be reached for comment. The British Virgin Islands company, Tanore Finance Corp., couldn’t be reached. ENLARGE Another set of transfers, totaling 42 million ringgit ($11.1 million), originated within the Malaysian government, according to the investigation. Investigators believe the money came from an entity known as SRC International Sdn. Bhd., an energy company that originally was controlled by 1MDB but was transferred to the Finance Ministry in 2012. Mr. Najib is also the finance minister. The money moved through another company owned by SRC International and then to a company that works exclusively for 1MDB, and finally to Mr. Najib’s personal accounts in three separate deposits, the government documents show. Nik Faisal Ariff Kamil, a director of SRC International, declined to comment. Mr. Kamil had power of attorney over Mr. Najib’s accounts, according to documents that were part of the government investigation. A 1MDB spokesman said, referring to the transfers into Mr. Najib’s account: “1MDB is not aware of any such transactions, nor has it seen any documents to this effect.” The spokesman cautioned that doctored documents have been used in the past to discredit 1MDB and the government. For months, concerns about 1MDB’s debt and lack of transparency have dominated political discussion in Malaysia, a close ally of the U.S. and a counterweight to China in Southeast Asia. When he founded 1MDB in 2009, Mr. Najib promised it would kick-start new industries and turn Kuala Lumpur into a global financial center. Instead, the fund bought power plants overseas and invested in energy joint ventures that failed to get off the ground. The fund this year has rescheduled debt payments. The Journal last month detailed how 1MDB had been used to indirectly help Mr. Najib’s election campaign in 2013. The fund appeared to overpay for a power plant from a Malaysian company. The company then donated money to a Najib-linked charity that made donations, including to local schools, which Mr. Najib was able to tout as he campaigned. “We only acquire assets when we are convinced that they represent long-term value, and to suggest that any of our acquisitions were driven by political considerations is simply false,” 1MDB said last month. The four probes into 1MDB are being conducted by the nation’s central bank, a parliamentary committee, the auditor general and police. A spokeswoman for Bank Negara Malaysia, the central bank, declined to comment. Malaysia’s police chief and a member of the parliamentary committee also had no comment. The auditor general said this week it had completed an interim report on 1MDB’s accounts and would hand it to the parliament on July 9. The prime minister is facing increasing pressure over 1MDB. The country’s longest-serving prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, who left office in 2003, publicly has urged Mr. Najib to resign. This week, Malaysia’s home minister threatened to withdraw publishing licenses from a local media group, citing what he said were inaccurate reports on 1MDB. The $11.1 million of transfers to Mr. Najib’s bank account occurred at the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, according to the government investigation. Among the companies that investigators say it passed through was Ihsan Perdana Sdn. Bhd., which provides corporate social responsibility programs for 1MDB’s charitable foundation, according to company registration documents. Attempts to reach the managing director of Ihsan Perdana weren’t successful. Documents tied to the transfer said its purpose was for “CSR,” or corporate social responsibility, programs. The Wall Street Journal examination of the use of funds tied to 1MDB for Mr. Najib’s election campaign showed that the money was slated to be used for corporate social responsibility programs as well. The government probe documents detail how investigators believe SRC International transferred 40 million ringgit on Dec. 24 last year to a wholly owned subsidiary. This company on the same day wired the money to Ihsan Perdana, according to the documents. Two days after receiving the money, Ihsan Perdana wired 27 million ringgit and five million ringgit in two separate transfers to two different bank accounts owned by Mr. Najib, the government documents show. In February, 10 million ringgit entered the prime minister’s account, also from SRC International via Ihsan Perdana, the documents show. The remittance documents don’t name Mr. Najib as the beneficiary but detail account numbers at a branch of AmIslamic Bank Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur. Two flow charts from the government investigation name the owner of these accounts as “Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Hj Abd Razak,” the prime minister’s official name. A spokesman for AmIslamic Bank declined to comment. In another transaction, Tanore Finance, the British Virgin Islands-based company, transferred $681 million in two tranches to a different account at another Kuala Lumpur branch of AmIslamic Bank. The government probe said the account was owned by Mr. Najib, according to the documents. The transfers came from an account held by Tanore Finance at a Singapore branch of Falcon Private Bank, a Swiss bank which is owned by IPIC, the Abu Dhabi fund, according to the documents. A spokesman for Falcon Private Bank declined to comment. The $681 million was transferred to Mr. Najib’s accounts on March 21 and March 25, 2013, the government documents show. Write to Tom Wright at tom.wright@wsj.com and Simon Clark at simon.clark@wsj.com
  2. I have an honest question. When was the last time you have been checked for your outstanding summons over at Malaysia? If you have been travelling to Malaysia often, You might have a ticket or two without knowing. I happened to chance upon myeg.com.my, the e-government portal similar to Singpass, and to my biggest surprise, they are having a traffic summons discount! From 18-22 Jan 2020, for selected traffic summons, you will get a 50% discount. How cool is that to motivate you for paying your summons! What are you waiting for, go and pay your summons now!
  3. Picanto

    Malaysia Drift Queen

    this is the one. i have not seen her drift but she seems popular in malaysia. read that many of the big boys are not match for her.
  4. Let's start the ball rolling. Come share your latest rates and place for money changers. Someone even said on HWZ forum on creating a UOB savings account to withdraw ringgit in Malaysia on even better rates with no extra charges at all. No TCSS or off-topic here. Arcade - 257 AMK Hub - 256
  5. Hi all I am thinking of buying a used car but before that, i need to check whereabout in the Internet or Phone can i know whether any Malaysia traffic offense for this Singapore Car. Do anyone know? Thanks!
  6. JOHOR BARU: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced that the Government has decided to implement the Vehicle Entry Permit fee for all foreign vehicles entering Johor. Najib said that the decision was made following a request made by the state. "I have discussed the matter with Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and have also informed Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Wahid Omar of our decision. "I have instructed him to inform the Road Transport Department (JPJ) so they can work out the details before the VEP is implemented," he said during a buka puasa event organised by the state Wednesday. "We will make an announcement later on the date of implementation and the rates for the VEP," he said. Najib also assured that a portion of the collection would be channelled to the state Government.
  7. For those who like to venture up north for shopping, don't forget to buy medicine. I will start first. Location: Tebrau City Shop: Watson's Medicine: Arcoxia (etoricoxib, an NSAID) Manufacturer: MSD Price: MYR3.80 per 90mg tablet, MYR38 for a strip of 10.
  8. Redzuan: Malaysia's first-ever flying car to be revealed this year KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Malaysia's first-ever flying car – driven by local technology – is expected to be unveiled this year, says Datuk Seri Redzuan Md Yusof (pic). The Entrepreneur Development Minister said a prototype of the car already exists. "This year is a realistic target because we have the technology. It is all about the speed of implementation," he told reporters after launching the Growth Malaysia initiative here on Tuesday (Feb 26). He said the car would be safe and capable of flying at low altitude at a reasonable speed. "Investment to build the prototype was slightly over RM1mil," he said. Mohd Redzuan said the flying car project is a way for the government to create an environment that stimulates people to think about new technology. "We are providing the catalyst and ecosystem to stimulate the people to think beyond what we do today," he said. He said the project is also to utilise the country's capabilities in the aerospace, drone, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and automotive sectors. "Malaysia has the skill set to excel in the field of aerospace, drone, UAV and the national car. We need to use our skill set because the bottom line is we want to be a producing nation," he said. However, he said the project is separate from the third national car project envisioned by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. On Growth Malaysia, he said the initiative is led by online to offline platform operator Fave to help Malaysian offline retailers to go digital in terms of payments, marketing, data and financial services. Fave founder Joel Neoh said the initiative aims to help 100,000 restaurants across Malaysia to grow digitally by 2020. He said collaborators for the initiative included Grab Malaysia, Maybank, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Funding Societies and Productivity Nexus for Retail and Food and Beverages. – Bernama
  9. 61% of those surveyed believe Malaysia heading in wrong direction source: https://www.tnp.sg/news/world/61-those-surveyed-believe-malaysia-heading-wrong-direction PETALING JAYA: Voter sentiment in Malaysia towards the Pakatan Harapan government has taken a slide following the handling of various contentious issues, a Merdeka Centre survey found. These include the Jawi lessons in vernacular schools, statements on civil servants' pension scheme and critical allowances. The poll found that 61 per cent of those surveyed believed that the country is headed in the wrong direction while only 26 per cent felt it was moving on the right track. Economic matters were the biggest concern for Malaysians, followed by leadership, administration, politics and racial issues. PREFERENCE The survey also showed that Chinese and Indian voters prefer Parti Keadilan Rakyat's president Anwar Ibrahim over Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. A preference poll between Dr Mahathir and Mr Anwar found that only 14 per cent of Indian voters and 20 per cent of Chinese voters as of November last year preferred the premier. However, Dr Mahathir's support among the Malays showed an increase - 42 per cent in October 2018 to 58 per cent in November last year. The survey noted that in July last year, the support for Dr Mahathir among the Indians dropped to 69 per cent, however, there was a 4 per cent increase in support for the premier from Chinese voters during the same period. The support for Dr Mahathir among the Chinese voters then dropped to 22 per cent in October and subsequently to 20 per cent in November. On the other hand, Mr Anwar seems to be favoured more among the Indian and Chinese voters while his support among the Malay voters has dwindled. The survey showed Mr Anwar's support from Indian voters went from 23 per cent in July last year to 62 per cent in November. During the same period, Mr Anwar also saw support from the Chinese community rise from 18 to 58 per cent. However, his popularity among Malay supporters dropped drastically throughout last year, from 31 per cent in October 2018 to 13 per cent in November. - THE STAR
  10. Not Wearing Your Seatbelt While Sitting In The Backseat May Get You A S$100 Fine In M’sia source: https://mustsharenews.com/malaysia-seatbelt-fine/ Malaysia Government Introduces S$100 Fine For Rear Passengers Who Do Not Wear Seatbelts Everyone knows that it’s important to buckle up when you’re in a car. However, most of us will only do so when we’re sitting at the front seat. If you’re planning a road trip soon to Malaysia, remember to put on your seatbelts even when you’re in the backseat. Failing to do so might get you a S$100 fine. S$100 fine for those who don’t wear seatbelts at the back As the new year begins, Malaysia is making child seats and rear seatbelts mandatory. Needless to say, the same goes for putting on the seatbelts. Those who fail to comply with the law face an S$100 (RM 300) fine. The new law only applies to passengers aged 17 and above. Action will be taken against rear passengers who have access to seatbelts but choose not to buckle up. Law originally introduced in 2009 Putting on seatbelts when sitting in the rear was made mandatory in 2009. However, many took it lightly, which hindered the enforcement of the law. The government then gave a grace period of 3 years, according to Beetify. Wear seatbelts for your own safety Buckling up when you’re sitting at the back might seem like an unnecessary interruption to your comfort. Yet, it’s better to be safe than sorry. No one wants to be injured, especially when you’re on a holiday. Wherever you are, it’s best to buckle up and drive safely.
  11. https://www.businessinsider.sg/janitors-in-singapore-earn-more-than-us-malaysias-medical-grads-are-up-in-arms-over-incentive-cuts-heres-what-we-know/
  12. Sdf4786k

    Malaysia Wawasan 2020

    Looks like mad hatter has quite a bit of catching up on his 30 years 2020 vision. Sad that he shot himself in the foot. https://www.malaymail.com/news/opinion/2019/12/26/post-wawasan-2020-brace-for-disappointments/1822245 Post-Wawasan 2020: Brace for disappointments DECEMBER 26 — In six days, it’s Wawasan (Vision) 2020. An unfathomable destination in 1991, yet here we are. Malaysians need to judge for themselves here’s worth, in lieu of the past 29 years and what it means in this world today. Aspirational goals are awesome, they’ve altered the course of human history before. President Kennedy literally aimed for the stars when shortly after assuming office, he declared on May 25, 1961 that the United States will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. To the moon, he said; it exceeded human imagination. ven sliding goals, as evidenced by the 2015 Paris Agreement and its progenitor the 1997 Kyoto Protocol to lower emission levels to below 1990 in developed and developing nations, win admiration for the tenacity to pursue the impossible in corporate-driven economies and their politics. As long as they are real or possess idealism. Win before the race Why do goals ignite passion in people? Goals for the masses build their confidence in the future. The great unknown seems less daunting when shielded by the certitude of a dream. However, to realise them as opposed to merely gain from their popularity, requires buy-in. Which is why Wawasan 2020 was problematic from the start. It’s February 28, 1991, when Mahathir Mohamad presented it in Parliament. Four months after a bruising general election, where Barisan Nasional (BN) lost Kelantan and Sabah. A body blow for the much younger PM and his Umno Baru. [N3] It fuelled optimism. Pumped up nationalism competed with scare-mongering from losers while manufacturing and commodities reassured the government’s credibility. Mahathir won at a canter in 1995. [N4] It was not so, at the next general which convinced him to depart. Separately, sugary goals can turn on you. Selangor mentri besar Khir Toyo found out in the worst way possible when after the euphoria of the 2004 state elections he swore to wipe out his opponents — zero opposition was the motto — in the next polls. Come 2008, the expected extermination instead became BN’s first Selangor defeat. 2020 recalibrated to 2030 At the eve of his 2003 exit, Mahathir reminded all the country was set to be developed in 2020. Najib wanted not to mimic Abdullah Ahmad Badawi’s (2003-2009) steadying the ship antics, therefore fashioned transformation for 2050. Thus born, TN50. Stillborn when Pakatan Harapan formed the government in 2018. PM Mahathir, at the wheels again, defends 2020 and claims the hijacked agenda set us back by 10 years. Which meant the cue to a repackaged Shared Prosperity Vision (SPV) 2030. Window dressing versus social upliftment It was alluded above, goals without substance will reap short-term gains and result in long term follies. Regrettably, Mahathir sticks to bravado rather than working hard for the people’s buy-in. In this there’s little to separate Mahathir, Badawi or Najib. They rely on power to push their interpretation down throats [N5]. The New Economic Policy (NEP) being case in point. In 1991, the NEP was held up as faultless after 20 years. Every expectation met and absolute poverty annihilated [N6]. Yay! In 1991, the NEP was lowered from the gaze. Every expectation unmatched and grounds for further affirmative action via the National Development Policy (NDP) for another 20 years. Both are equally true depending on which forum the prime minister’s spoken at. Malaysians can't usually tell whether any policy’s a resounding success or not. They are usually told if it was, which in all instances becomes when rather than if. Beyond 2020 Deriding previous governments only gets all of us that far, and no more. Identifying long-standing errors offers us a chance to rebuild. Goals are still vital, but they must mean more than soundbites. The people should imbibe them. Again, the recurring theme, to ask for a process which emphasises buy-ins. Chart a bold leap upwards based on adjustments to social reactions and needs and factor global trends and realities to its execution. The years of pure sloganeering must expire. We look stupid when it’s an oft-repeated phrase with no connection with government planning, private sector co-operation and the hopes of the people. The new environment is about individuals and not state-determined growth. State policies must facilitate a vibrant economy which has the individual — technocrat, entrepreneur, activist or professional — at the centre contributing value and cohesion. If only to accentuate the point, education is in revolution. From physical location of learners and learnings, technological disruptions to market readiness through personalised preparations, challenging our children to ready for an economy yet to exist today. Yet in the main ring, elders are fighting for cultural dominance via language exclusivity as seen with Dong Zong and the Malay right-wing. They don’t intend to win the future the for the children, just their survival for themselves. Education’s part of the myriad of issues to be covered by our new direction post-Wawasan 2020. Without any disrespect, SPV hardly captured the imagination of the orderlies at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre during its launch, let alone a larger Malaysia. Shoving a bunch of goodies for as many citizens utilising ambiguous policy language only buys time, not result in buy-ins. It’s tiring moving from one public relations exercise to another [N7]. If old Malaysia was weak, how can new Malaysia present a vision firmly entrenched in the past with no daring and not expect a public spank? As it stands, it’s more post-apocalyptic than post-depression in Malaysia and the blame is squarely on leaders before and present. They’ve choked inspiration out of our system and remain unflinching in their conviction to stand by their own self-constructed infallibility. The answer? Easy. Step aside. Voluntarily. But step aside. Until there’s new blood in the cockpit, we’ll continue to bleed. * This is the personal opinion of the columnist. [N1] JFK probably meant by 1970, which NASA managed with half a year to spare on July 18, 1969, but the Farmer’s Almanac would insist the decade ends when 1971 begins. [N2] Malaysia may be late to the game, but Entrepreneur Minister Redzuan Mohd Yusof remains confident of his flying cars. [N3] The ugly Umno 1987 election forced its deregistration and the formation of Umno Baru and Semangat 46 with sets of ex-Umno leaders. Operasi Lalang’s political dragnet and the sacking of the Lord President, inside the period, left Mahathir in a high stakes power poker game. [N4] Racked up 162 of the 192 seats or 84 per cent, and the losers bar DAP and PAS returned to the Barisan Nasional fold in stages, their tails between their legs. It was Mahathir’s most complete victory and rejuvenated his administration and spiralled his grip on the national psyche. [N5] Win by interpretation or technicalities, like how Malaysian public universities race to the top of global rankings when their graduates slip in industry estimate at the same pace. [N6] Just as murmurs of Bohsia (Hokkien for trouble) emerged in social conversations, of teenage pregnancies and abandoned children. A result of broken homes and urban poverty, which obviously had been mitigated extensively by government. [N7] I once pointed out to the man “contracted” with the most grandiose launches by previous prime ministers that when these schemes dramatically fail he’d be liable too. He was quick to avoid responsibility. If only he was as eager to avoid the fat cheques in the mail.
  13. totally should read MAHATHIR want to manufact supercars instead of msia... ISTANBUL — Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has pictured the possibility of Malaysia producing "super cars" in order to further enhance the capability of the nation’s automotive industry. Dr Mahathir said Turkish supercar producer Onuk had indicated willingness to cooperate with Malaysia to produce the exotic vehicle. Dr Mahathir said he had long been aware of Turkish companies’ capability but only now he could see it first-hand. “I was aware of their capability. But there was no follow-up at the time as I was not the prime minister then, so making progress would have been difficult. “And now they are ready to collaborate... not only with that type of car (super car) but also with other cars,’’ he said . Dr Mahathir was speaking to Malaysian reporters at the end of his official visit to Turkey at the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA) on Sunday (July 28). The Onuk Sazan and Onuk S56/G super car models areexhibited at ISGIA and Dr Mahathir took the opportunity to check them out before he left for home. On Friday, Dr Mahathir had a dialogue session with Turkish captains of industry, and offered them Malaysian expertise to produce their own national car based on the success garnered by Proton and Perodua. Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir praised Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) success in managing (ISGIA) Turkey’s second largest airport — showing Malaysian companies’ capabilities as well as their ability to expand their operations abroad. He said that although MAHB operates airports in several other countries, ISGIA — which the company wholly owns — is the largest, handling 34 million passengers annually. “It’s much larger than KLIA (Kuala lumpur International Airport), and its management is something special. There are people who recognise our capability in this field and give us a lot of opportunities," said Dr Mahathir. On Friday, Dr Mahathir visited ISGIA, which was taken over entirely by MAHB in 2014, and witnessed its operations. Opened in January 2001, the airport is the second busiest in Turkey and the world’s busiest single-runway airport and terminal. Located some 45 km from Istanbul, it recorded 16.7 million passenger traffic movements as of June this year over first half of 2019, up 3.4 per cent over the same period last yeaar. In 2018, it posted 34.1 million passenger traffic movements and revenue of RM1.15 billion (S$382 million). NEW STRAITS TIMES
  14. Hi, I have planned for a one day drive up to Malacca in Dec'09. Any tips? Like good food or safe carpark to park my ride. I 'am thinking of parking it at hotel. Your contribution will be much appreciated
  15. Does anyone know if the height of a car + roof rack + bicycle on roof can clear the Causeway and/or Tuas 2nd Link into Malaysia? Many thanks..
  16. A budget vacation for the family These rooms in the Theme Park Hotel suits most family very well. Especially those productive parents with 3-4 kids. https://youtu.be/TdEUKxEZDwA Classic high tea and walkabout on the first day of arrival. You need to walk a lot after numbing your butt in the long bus trip. https://youtu.be/l4gazQySWbI
  17. http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=...&sec=nation "A Ledang flood operations centre spokesman said four roads
  18. S’porean boy, 5, gets left alone at M’sian gas station after parents forgot about him & drove off https://mothership.sg/2019/12/lost-singaporean-boy-in-malaysia/ Now those with kids, tell me, is it remotely possible to even forget about your kids, and only remembering them 2 hours later? At 5 year old, I would suppose they should be quite vocal, jumpy and needy, unless they're asleep! Haha. And not in Singapore, but in Malaysia (sorry neighbors) where you don't even wanna leave your belongings unattended for 5 mins. Not everyday is sunshine and rainbows. Thankfully for the parents on this day they met kind people across the border and all ended well. Not too long ago there was a similar incident where the mum was left behind. Now that it's the holiday period please be ultra safe and check all your belongings, and your kids! ☑️
  19. Public announcement service for those who dun drive to msia... No updates on pricing yet... Used to take the taxis Rochor to Larkin and Larkin back to Rochor before I started driving.. Larkin still arnd?? M’sia taxis to S’pore now available as 24-hour taxi stand opposite JB City Square opened on Oct. 15, 2019 The taxi stand is located outside the KTM Berhad Museum building, which is the old railway station. The taxi stand provides 24-hour taxi service back to Singapore.
  20. Guys,need help to buy the Toch-n-Go card.So when approch Johor Custom,which lane must I go to purchase one.? Thanks
  21. Soya

    Cannot pay full cash liao

    Difficult for T2 in bolehland liao...lol https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/11/08/cutting-down-on-illicit-activity
  22. Small Electronic Device From M’sia Can Apparently Unlock Cars & Costs As Little As $160 source: https://mustsharenews.com/device-open-car/ Small Device Can Supposedly Unlock Cars In 30 Seconds News of cars getting stolen in Malaysia may not be very new to you. But have you ever wondered how those thieves steal cars? Well, here is one possible method via a small device — although it cannot be verified. According to World Of Buzz, a video of a man allegedly unlocking a car with a small electronic device has been circulating online. The device apparently costs S$163 (RM500) and can unlock a car in around 30 seconds. This makes it a very scary device especially if it falls into the wrong hands. How the device seems to work on cars In the video posted last Saturday (19 Oct), the man can be seen holding on to a teal-coloured device around the size of a GoPro. He then presses the 6 buttons one after another trying to get a signal of some sort. Upon reaching the 3rd button, it seems that he has successfully locked the car and when he pressed the 4th button, he unlocked the car. The man then opened the car door to ‘show’ that the device works. He even closed, locked the door with the device and showed that it couldn’t open. Device’s legitimacy not confirmed The legitimacy of this video, however, cannot be confirmed as all these could well have been planned. If the device really works and easy to use, we may face a problem as thieves could easily unlock your car and drive it away or take your belongings inside. Apparently, the device only works on key-less cars that rely on radio signals for locking and unlocking. Keep your car safe in Malaysia MS News has reached out to the Royal Malaysia Police for their comments on the matter. In the meantime, if you’re driving across the Causeway soon, one way you can avoid car theft is to park strategically. For example, if you are visiting a cafe, you can park your car somewhere you can see it or a bright, public area. If you’re really paranoid, you can add a steering wheel lock or pedal and gear-stick locks. Or if you want to play it super safe, just take public transport over.
  23. If you've been one of the "kan cheong" people waiting to get your Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) approved before driving into Malaysia, here's some good news for you - The implementation of the VEP scheme will only commence next year. According to The Straits Times, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke claimed that the delay is due to the system's inability to cope with the exponential number of vehicles that needed to install the RFID tag. It seems that many Singaporeans are not surprised by this delay. It’s not the first time that there has been a delay with the implementation of the VEP and you can be sure people were quick to call that out. And some people make pretty sound arguments. Wait, does this mean that Singaporean car owners with the RFID tags did the application and probably wasted a weekend queueing up in Malaysia for nothing? Sounds about right. Malaysia Boleh? Case closed. ----------------------------------------------- Still wondering how to get your VEP? We went through the entire process so you can have this handy guide here! -----------------------------------------------
  24. Have anyone visited Hello Kitty Land Town Malaysia ? Any feedback?
  25. boonhat_91

    Proton vs. Perodua

    For a budget daily driver, is Proton or Perodua better? Interested criteria would be running costs, maintenance and overall reliability. Is there any unspoken consensus here or across the causeway which brand is preferred? Also, Proton is no longer selling in Singapore?
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