Touch ‘n Go Stops Selling SmartTAGs And Plans To Kick Off RFID Pilot In September.
Touch ‘n Go will be rolling out the RFID (radio frequency identification) system for toll payment across all highways in Malaysia starting January next year. Each vehicle will have a unique RFID chip pasted on a sticker and will work similarly as the Smart Tag. The sticker will be linked to the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, allowing users to easily monitor their balance and top up credit via online banking and debit/credit cards.
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Govt Looking To Launch 3rd National Car By 2020 Due To 'Tremendous Potential'
The government will be launching the national car project 3.0 by 2020 as envisioned by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof said the current government believed that the move could revitalise the national automotive industry.
Furthermore, Dr Mahathir is said to have sought assistance from Japanese automakers, including Nissan Motor and Toyota Motor, to start work on the potential third national car project.
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MPH Bookstore In 1 Utama Closes Down After 15 Years
MPH Bookstore in 1 Utama has shut down effective immediately. The outlet is now boarded up with a message stating “It is with a heavy heart that MPH 1 Utama bids you all GOODBYE. THANK YOU for your continuous and loyal support, and for allowing us to be of service to you for these past 15 years. We hope to have your continued patronage and to continue to assist you at our newly-revamped online site.”
In the early years, the outlet had 2 floors even complete with a square with benches and mini water features. There was even a corner stage for readings and events, however they scaled down their operations year by year and at the end had to shut down.
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Police Reclassify Death Of Cradle Fund CEO As Murder
Initial reports said the fire may have been caused by his mobile phone, which had been charging by his bedside, exploded.
However, police have reclassified the death of former Cradle Fund’s chief executive officer Nazrin Hassan as murder based on the Fire and Rescue Department’s report on investigations into the incident as well as the post-mortem examination done on the victim.
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Boost E-Wallet App Wants To Expand To 2,000 Merchants In Sabah
The electronic wallet application, Boost, is aiming to have 2,000 merchants in Sabah as they already have more than 700 merchants in the state. Since its official launch in January last year, Boost has recruited more than 30,000 merchants online and offline nationwide, with close to 2.9 million users.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the state government welcomed the digital economy initiative, which was in line with the national transformation plan.