Thursday, 31 January 2013

Nestle Free Nestum 3 in 1 American Ginseng and Dang Giu samples deliver to your doorstep

Get your FREE Nestle Nestum 3 in 1 American Ginseng & Dang Gui Sample to be delivered to your doorstep for absolutely free !!!
Just register with Dear Nestle Club via the link below & free samples will be delivered to your house within 6 weeks time.

Terms and Conditions:
1. This campaign is open to all Dear Nestle members.
2. Requestors will receive a set of samples of NESTUM 3in1 each which consists of one (1) NESTUM 3in1 American Ginseng & one (1) NESTUM 3in1 Dang Giu. The samples are limited to one (1) per household.
3. This campaign is limited to the first 2,000 requestors.
4. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of the samples by normal post to the address provided in the personal detail section.

Starbucks Buy 1 FREE 1 Promotion

Starbucks Penang International Airport

Buy 1 FREE 1 with any purchase of handcrafted beverage.

Promotion period:
Till 9 February 2013 (6pm-9pm)

*Terms and condition apply.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

CAP IPO listing

This counter was the most active stock today.  CAP, i.e. China Automobile Parts Hld Ltd is listed on Main market under industrial products sector.  

Summary of prices:
IPO:   RM 0.68
Open: RM 0.80
Low:   RM 0.76
High:   RM 1.28
Close: RM 0.78



China Automobile staged strong debut

Automotive chassis components manufacturer, China Automobile Parts Holdings Ltd, staged a strong debut on Bursa Malaysia Securities today.

It debut on the main market of Bursa Malaysia Securities at 80 sen, for a 12 sen premium above its offer price of 68 sen, with 7.77 million shares transacted at 9.00 am.

The China-based company is the first to be listed on the local bourse this year.

Moving forward, the company will focus on solidifying its presence in China and expanding distribution to the provinces of inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Gansu and Xinjiang, due to strong encouragement from China’s government to develop the automotive industry, said Managing Director Terry Li.

"The market in China is still very big and production in China has an advantage," Li told a press conference in conjunction with the company's debut on Bursa Securities.

Today, the company's parts are distributed in 17 provinces in China and exported to Southeast Asia, the Middle East and South Africa. The company's product

Read more: China Automobile staged strong debut


Today, IGBREIT releases Q4 report for financial year end 2012.  For this quarter, EPS is 4.32 cents.  At the same time, they announced 100% income distribution of 1.83 cents.  

Based on distribution 1.83 cents, annualized distribution is 6.48 cents [1.83 x 365 / (11+31+30+31)] (Higher than forecast in IPO Prospectus 6.38 cents).  Thus, forecast DY is about 4.8% (based on today's price RM 1.35).

Below shows the table of important date regarding to the income distribution.

Subway Buy 1 FREE 1 (Every Wednesday)

Subway Malaysia

Get a FREE 6"sandwich on every Wednesday (from 3pm onwards), when you purchase a 6" SUBWAY® sandwich and a 22oz drink! NO Coupon needed.

Promotion period:
Every Wednesday (3pm onwards)

Terms and Conditions:
1. Offer is valid on Wednesdays from 3pm onwards
2. One free 6: sandwich per transaction per customer
3. Not good with “Sub of the Day” or any other offers and discounts
4. Free sandwich is of equal or lower value
5. Products shown are for illustration purposes only
6. Add on are chargeable
7. Offer valid for a limited time only
8. Valid at all Subway Malaysia restaurant
9. No coupon required
10. Subway Malaysia reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Air Asia Visit Singapore Fly from RM52 promotion

Fly from Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Kuching, Miri, Kota Kinabalu.
All in fare from RM 52.00 only

Booking Period:
28 Jan - 3 Feb 2013

Travel Period:
5 Feb - 22 May 2013

Local / Domestic: Johor Bahru, Penang, Miri, Kuching, Sandakan, Tawau, Langkawi & more
International: Singapore, Indonesia, Indonesia, India, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand.

AirAsia Flight Ticket Price:
From LCCT KLIA to Singapore: RM52
From Penang / Miri / Langkawi to Singapore: RM109

Monday, 28 January 2013

Rotiboy Free Tropicana Twister

Celebrating International Chocolate Cake Day, head on down to any Rotiboy outlets and indulge in a delicious slice of Chocolate Brownie Cheese Cake from 27 January – 9 February 2013 and get a bottle of Tropicana Twister for free (Orange / Apple / Blackcurrant 355ml)

Terms and Conditions:
1. While stock last
2. Not applicable with group/corporate purchase)

Friday, 25 January 2013

AirAsia finalises 5-year review, sees India as exciting market

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd, which recently finalised its strategic five-year review on all its business, wants to develop its units in the Philippines and Japan while it views India as an exciting market.

The low-cost carrier's (LCC) group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said on Friday that with Malaysia having become a "cash machine", the management would turn its focus to other core markets in Thailand and Indonesia.

He said the group foresees these entities generating similar profits to Malaysia in the future. "The other focus is to develop our new entities in the Philippines and Japan whereby in terms of LCC penetration, it is still at its infancy and there is utmost growth potential.

"We have put in a strong management team who shares our vision and strategy which will enable them to achieve similar dominance like Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia," he said.

Fernandes added that while other Asean and Asian countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, Myanmar, and South Korea seemed attractive, the management would focus on AirAsia Group's existing operations that offer bigger domestic alternatives and larger populations.

"In terms of non-Asean countries, India is an exciting market and I have been overwhelmed with the developments of the country recently in terms of promoting air travel.

"We will continue to explore opportunities there but I believe this market offers the most growth potential in terms of travel," he said.

The group is set to announce its full year results in February, and Fernandes said the fourth quarter was very strong in terms of performance.

"I believe 2013 will be stronger in terms of our load factors and yields because we have the ability in terms scale and cost to buffer any competitive pressures.

"I am very excited for what we have strategically planned for the next five years for AirAsia Group and will continue to beat the odds every year," he added.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

KOI Sushi ALL You Can Eat

Koi Japanese, Gurney Plaza
KOI Sushi ALL You Can Eat is back!

with the theme "Lou Sang" Sushi Buffet

26 January - 3 February 2013 (9 days only!)

We now have New Menu with 60 choices + Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Popular FREE RM50 Gift Voucher

ALL Popular Bookstores

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Pizza Hut FREE Refills for Facebook fans

Pizza Hut Malaysia ALL outlets

Print the original coupon to enjoy FREE refills of soft drink (for Dine-In only)

Terms & Conditions:
- One redemption per customer per transaction
- Not valid with other promotion or discount
- Valid at all Pizza Hut restaurants on 21st till 23rd January 2013 only
- Valid for Dine-In only
- Subject to 6% government tax and 10% service charge where applicable
- Present coupon upon redemption
- Photocopies, black and white printouts is allowed

Monday, 21 January 2013

AirAsia suspends KL-Colombo route from Feb 26

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd will halt its daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo, Sri Lanka with effect from Feb 26 due to commercial reasons. The low-cost carrier said on Monday customers affected by the withdrawal would be offered options to alleviate any inconvenience.

"Each affected guest will be notified via their registered member email account, as well as an SMS notification of the route termination," it said.

AirAsia said affected guests had three options. The first was to shift their flights to an earlier date to or from Kuala Lumpur or Colombo without any extra charges and subject to availability.

The second option was a credit shell for the value that they paid with a validity of three months while the third was a full refund. 

AirAsia eyes 17-20pc growth a year

Budget carrier, AirAsia Bhd, is working towards attaining 17 to 20 per cent capacity growth a year, it was announced today.

AirAsia Bhd Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar said the projected growth target was in line with the group's regional expansion which will see 33 new aircraft being delivered this year.

"With the continued growth in this region, we hope the average number of employees will increase as well to cater to the growing demand for low-cost air travel," she told reporters after representing AirAsia in signing a partnership agreement with the Manipal International University (MIU), an entity of the Manipal Education Malaysia, for human capital development and upscaling of human talent and competencies in Malaysia.

Aireen said the collaboration would enable the group to source for stable and quality human capital.

"Across the region, we've over 10,000 workforce and with the group's expansion, we need more human capital from high technical expertise to serve as the ground service officers to meet the demand in the growing aviation sector," she said.

As an airline seeing phenomenal growth not only in Malaysia but also in the region, the need for industry-ready graduates would be tremendous for the group to fill in the voids and reinforce AirAsia's expansion plan, Aireen said.

Manipal Education Malaysia Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Datuk Iskandar Mizal Mahmood said MIU was committed to produce industry-ready talents.

"We're looking at building a pipeline of potential employees for AirAsia and we will work with AirAsia in drawing up a relevant syllabus with competencies and soft skills prescribed by AirAsia's organisational culture," he said.

With total investments of over RM650 million, the first phase of the over 56-hectars campus in Nilai was open now, he said.

The MIU offers Bachelor degree programmes in engineering, business and biotechnology. The MIU was granted a university licence in 2010," he added. -- Bernama

Read more: AirAsia eyes 17-20pc growth a year

FBM KLCI closes down 40 points, largest day drop since October 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI ended the first day of the week 40.81 points lower, as investors cashed in their positions ahead of the general election.

At 5pm, the KLCI was down 2.43% to 1,635.63, its largest single day drop since October 2011. Turnover stood at 1.83 billion shares valued at RM2.60bil. There were 85 gainers, 904 losers, and 172 counters unchanged.

The index hit an intra-day low of 1,631.40, down 45.04 points.

Dealers said among the sellers were foreign funds as they cleared their positions amidst talk the general elections would be called soon.

Last week, foreign investors bought net RM952.20 million of Malaysian equities in the week ended Jan 18, 2013, making it the sixth week in the row, and the highest number of equities bought by foreigners in 27 weeks.

“The market might rebound marginally tomorrow, however sentiments have been affected and investors should take on a defensive stance,” an analyst said.

Among the 30 component linked stocks, Axiata fell 34 sen to RM6.30, CIMB lost 34 sen to RM7.24, DiGi declined 21 sen to RM4.93.

Among the key regional markets, Japan's Nikkei 225 was 1.52% lower at 10,747.74, Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index declined 0.05% to 23,590.91, Shanghai's Composite Index gained 0.48% to 2,328.22.

Taiwan's Taiex shed 0.10% to 7,724.92, South Korea's Kospi inched down 0.07% to 1,989.28 and Singapore's Straits Times Index increased 0.35% to 3,222.44.

US light crude oil shed 44 cents to USD95.12, Brent was 27 cents lower at USD111.62. Spot gold increased USD5.37 to USD1,689.67, while the Ringgit weakened 0.0248 against the USD at 3.0359.

Crude palm oil for third-month futures increased RM16 to RM2,416.

KLCI damn RED!

What's happen to our KLCI today?  It's damn in bleeding. Today KLCI index erased off 40 points.  From 30 KLCI counters, no even one counter is in green!  Axiata is the biggest loss. This is followed by CIMB DIGI, IHH, MAYBANK, etc.

Today's deep drop is due to the romors of dissolve parliament and general election?  Everyone is in panic to sell their holding.

How's KLCI market tomorrow?  continue in red? Let's watch it closely.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

现金流充裕 亚航或派特别股息




Tune Air受益最大


财经周报《The Edge》引述不具名消息的话说,亚航2012财年可能会派发大部分净利,约达10亿令吉。


亚航一旦派息,最大受惠者将包括亚航大股东———Tune Air私人有限公司(持有25.49%股权)、威灵顿管理公司(持有11.31%股权)以及持有7.61%的公积金局(EPF)。





 If 50% dividend payout, based on 2.8 billion shares calculation, dividend 17.85 cents per share.  Hope so...

Starbucks FREE Breakfast with Coffee

Starbucks Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Details:

Enjoy a FREE Breakfast at Starbucks Bukit Bintang when you buy any Grande (16oz) handcrafted beverage!

Breakfast item selection:
Chocolate Roll
Tuna Puff
Classic Donut

15 - 31 Jan 2013

7am - 11am

Chatime Free Upgrade for New Horlicks series!

All Chatime outlets except Gurney Plaza & Queensbay Mall.

There will be a FREE upgrade on Chatime new Horlicks series
from the 28 January – 3 February 2013 exclusively for Thirstea members

Visit your nearest Chatime outlet and choose between Horlicks Milk Tea and Horlicks Cocoa to enjoy this promotion.

Terms and Conditions:
1. Not applicable at Chatime Gurney Plaza and Chatime Queensbay Mall
2. While stock last
3. Not applicable for delivery service

Friday, 18 January 2013

Perodua recalling 74,000 new Myvi cars to replace power steering

KUALA LUMPUR: Perodua is undertaking a preventive measure campaign to replace the electronic power steering column (EPS) in 74,000 new Myvi variants produced between March 2011 and March 2012.

The compact car maker said this was to ensure that owners of the New Myvi enjoy optimum performance from their vehicle.

Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh said the campaign was necessary as the car's performance might not be at its best and could partially compromise the driver's response time at low speeds.

"Based on studies conducted by Perodua, the problem could be detected when the EPS indicator is alight, after which, the driver could feel a slight heaviness at speeds of between 30 and 40 kilometres per hour.

"This can be temporarily fixed by switching off the engine and restarting the car but, for a permanent fix and to eliminate any possibility of risk to our customers, we kindly request them to make an appointment at any of our 170 service centres, nationwide, for the replacement of the EPS column," he said in a statement.

Aminar said the car company had already issued notification letters to the affected customers and Perodua would absorb all costs for the replacement of the EPS column.

The campaign time frame is open ended.

However, customers are encouraged to make an appointment as soon as it was convenient for them to ensure that the replacement can be done orderly and smoothly. - Bernama


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Oloiya(我来也) dried meat giveaway

Oloiya will be giving away *6000 pack of dried meat on the 24th January from 7pm at outlets nationwide.

Pizza Hut Free Pan Pizza Coupon Giveaway

All Pizza Hut Restaurants in Malaysia

Exclusively for Pizza Hut Facebook fans. Get the FREE Personal Pan Pizza giveaway at all Pizza Hut Restaurants in Malaysia with take away. This Freebies is limited to 100 customers each restaurant with printout coupon on first come first served basic.

Redemption Period:
22 January 2013

3PM – 6PM

Terms & Conditions:
1. One redemption per customer per transaction.
2. Not valid with other promotions or discounts.
3. Valid at all Pizza Hut restaurants on 22nd Jan 2013 only.
4. Valid for Take-Away only.
5. Subject to 6% government tax where applicable.
6. Present coupon upon redemption.
7. Photocopied, black & white printout is allowed.
8. Tickets for the first 100 customers will be given out from 3PM at all Pizza Hut restaurants.
9. Available Pizza toppings : Veggie Lover, Pepperoni Delight, Hawaiian Chicken & Tuna Sensation

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

欧元杂志评选 亚航管理监管最佳







Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Listen! Listen! Listen!

Recently this lady was damn famous.  We can see this video circulated all over the facebook & youtube.
Previously was Parking姐 (拖车姐) and now turn is Listen姐.

Tokok Episode 9 from Namewee

Air Asia 2013 Free Seat Giveaway!!

Air Asia Free Seat is back!!

Booking Period:
starts on 15 January 2013 (00:00 +GMT8)

Travel Period:
20 Aug 2013 - 9 Feb 2014.

Terms and Conditions:
1. Airport taxes will be applicable, even though fares and fuel surcharge are waived.
2. Baggage allocation, in-flight meals, seat selection and other value-added services are also not included in the free seats.

Travel Notes:
1. Advanced booking required.
2. Fares are not available during embargo period

Yield expectations to drive telco stocks

Source from The Edge

Friday, 11 January 2013

KFC: Enjoy 25% off for ala-carte Snack Plate!!

KFC is offering 25% off for ala-carte Snack Plate on Every Tuesday from 8 January 2013 onwards (During Non Breakfast Hour)

Promotion is valid @ all KFC restaurants in Malaysia except KLIA, KIA, KKIA, LCCT, Mall of Medini Legoland and Genting Highland.

Terms and Conditions:
1. Valid in all KFC restaurants in Malaysia except KLIA, KIA, KKIA, LCCT, Mall of Medini Legoland and Genting Highland.
2. Offer is valid for ala carte Snack Plate ONLY.
3. Offer is valid on Tuesdays ONLY during non-breakfast hours.
4. Valid for dine in, take-away and drive-thru transactions only
5. Not exchangeable for cash.
6. Prices may vary by location.
7. Not valid for catering and bulk sales.
8. Not valid with any other promotions, discounts or vouchers including Lunch Treats.
9. Price subject to 6% Government Tax.
10. Servings featured are for illustration purposes only.
11. Limited to 5 snack plate ala carte per customer.
12. Offers and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

Sakae Sushi January – March RM1 Hot Deal

To all SAKAECard members, enjoy your 4 e-coupons (1 e-coupon per visit)
from January to March 2013.

Order your RM1 Hot Deal from their service stuff

Offers includes:
1. Chuka Idako Sushi
2. Ebi Mentai Sushi
3. Salmon Sushi
4. Ebi Tempura Temaki

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Euromoney: AirAsia Bhd takes top spot in Malaysia, Asian airlines

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has taken the No. 1 spot as the best managed company overall in Malaysia and top spot among in Asia's Airlines/Aviation category, according to Euromoney.

The leading international magazine said on Thursday the low-cost carrier was the best managed company in Asia in the Airlines/Aviation sector for its "Best Managed and Governed Companies - Asia poll 2013".

"The poll is based on replies received from a total of 130 of the leading equity analysts at the largest investment banks and research houses in the Asia Pacific region nominating a total of 207 different companies," said Euromoney.

In the poll, analysts were asked to name which companies were the most impressive across a number of factors including; management accessibility, accounting transparency and corporate governance procedures amongst others.

The magazine said analysts praised AirAsia for its leading role in promoting transparent communication to investors, citing that "the company has a clear strategy and good visibility".

It also said analysts pointed out that AirAsia's senior management was open to all questions and requests from investors and analysts regarding the company's performance and external relations are properly maintained.

AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said: "We are very proud of the acknowledgement that Euromoney has given us".

He said it was AirAsia management's conscious effort to ensure the company was committed in ensuring investors and stakeholders confidence were maintained through transparency and good governance.

"We have always believed we have a strong investment case and will continue to push the barriers by gaining further access to a wider investor base," Fernandes said.



AirAsia eyes India, plans tie-up with Indian company


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd plans to tie up with an Indian partner to launch an Indian airline, according to India's Economic Times.

The newspaper said on Thursday the move to venture into India was to take a share in one of Asia's largest aviation markets despite concerns of a "hyper-competitive industry full of bureaucratic obstacles". Economic Times reported the low-cost carrier was exploring options to set up a company majority owned by an Indian promoter, preferably a well-known business group.

It said AirAsia will hold 49% in the venture which would apply for an aviation licence.

It added AirAsia has broached the issue with the Videocon Group and the talks are at a preliminary stage.

Venugopal Dhoot, the chairman of the Videocon Group, confirmed that they had been approached by the airline, said the newspaper.

"They had approached us. These were preliminary discussions. There's nothing I can say now," Dhoot was quoted saying. Economic Times said AirAsia's entry would further stir up the industry and probably force some players to consolidate.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

DiGi Q412 will be announced on 6th of Feb 2013

Souce from:
Actually we can get the announcement from DiGi web site as shown in the table above.  They even list out the schedule date for Year 2013.  Now only I knew that.

As refer to the post which I did predict the announcement report for Q4Y12 was in Jan 2013 (Here).  Seem like I'm wrong.  They is going to announce the coming quarterly report on 6th of February 2013, i.e. on Wednesday, before Chinese New Year.  Hope to hear a good news from DiGi soon.  So that we can celebrate CNY with a big 'ang pao' from DiGi.

Malakoff to pay 50%-75% of net profit as dividend

PETALING JAYA: Malakoff Corp Bhd - the country's largest independent power producer (IPP) en route to a comeback on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia - said it aims to pay between 50% and 75% of its net profit as dividends in its draft prospectus.

“We propose to pay dividends out of cash generated from our operations after setting aside necessary funding for capital expenditure and working capital requirements,” its prospectus exposure on the website of the Securities Commission said.

“As part of this policy, our company targets a dividend payout ratio equivalent to between 50% and 75% of our consolidated profit attributable to our equity holders under the MFRS (Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards), beginning Jan 1, 2013,” it added.

Malakoff, a 51%-owned subsidiary of MMC Corp Bhd, had an effective power-generation capacity of about 5,020 MW, or 22.5% of Peninsular Malaysia's total installed capacity, as at Dec 31, 2011.

The IPP is also engaged in the independent water production and power-generation business in the Middle East and North African region.

Previous reports had stated that Malakoff would make a comeback to Bursa Malaysia some time in the second quarter of this year, and was looking to raise about US$1bil (RM3.1bil).

In its draft prospectus, however, the listing date and the issue price for its initial public offering (IPO) were not specified.

According to Malakoff's draft prospectus, the company's IPO would involve the sale of 760.87 million shares, comprising a public issue of 500 million new shares and an offer for sale of 260.87 million new shares. The total number of shares up for sale in Malakoff's' IPO represents 30.4% of the company's enlarged share capital post-listing.

Malakoff stated that the bulk, or 90%, of its IPO proceeds would be used to pare down debts. The remainder would be used for future business expansion, working capital and general corporate purposes as well as listing expenses.

For the nine months (9M) of its financial year (FY) ended Dec 31, 2012, Malakoff posted a net profit of RM420.39mil, representing an increase of 31.2% from the RM320.38mil recorded for the corresponding period a year ago. Revenue for 9M12 was also higher at RM4.3bil, compared with RM4.2bil a year ago.

For FY11, Malakoff's net profit stood at RM550.99mil, compared with RM217.34mil in FY10, while revenue stood at RM5.7bil for FY11, compared with RM5.2bil for FY10.

More flights for AirAsia and Tune Insurance IPO

More AirAsia flights for local destinations, international route

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd has embarked on its expansion plans for 2013 by offering additional flights to six domestic destinations and one international route.

The low-cost carrier said on Tuesday the additional frequencies would be from four selected hubs in Malaysia.

AirAsia said the additional flights from the Kuala Lumpur hub would be to Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu, Sibu, Kuching and Johor Bahru.

There would also be additional flights from the Johor Bahru hub to Kuching, Sibu, Miri and Penang.

As for the Penang hub, there would be added frequencies to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, as well as from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching.

AirAsia commercial director Jasmine Lee said: "The additional frequencies from our various hubs will be an added convenience factor for our guests, especially for those who are time-sensitive, such as business travellers."

These additional frequencies and new routes will start from Feb 1 to March 4, 2013.


AirAsia adds frequency to domestic flights

AirAsia Bhd is introducing additional frequencies to six domestic destinations and one international route from four
of the hubs in Malaysia as part of the low-cost airline's expansion plans this year.

The additional frequencies from the Kuala Lumpur hub will be to Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu, Sibu, Kuching and Johor Baharu, while the Johor Baharu hub will see additional frequencies to Kuching, Sibu, Miri and Penang.

There will also be added frequencies from Penang to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, as well as from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching.

Commercial Director of AirAsia Jasmine Lee said the new frequencies will provide more convenient flight timings for the budget carrier's guests.

"The additional frequencies from our various hubs will be an added convenience factor for our guests, especially for those who are time-sensitive, such as business travellers," she said in a statement today.

The commencement dates for these additional frequencies and new routes range between Feb 1 to March 4, 2013 and guests can check for the respective commencement dates at -- Bernama

Read more: AirAsia adds frequency to domestic flights


AirAsia to launch Tune Insurance IPO

The founders of Malaysia’s AirAsia Bhd are expected to launch a 65 million initial public offering (IPO) of Tune Insurance Bhd by the end of February, two sources close to the deal told Reuters.

The flotation would be the first of three IPOs due to raise a combined 500 million that Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun, founders of Asia’s largest budget carrier, are planning this year.

“An investor road show will begin towards the end of this month,” one of the sources said, declining to be named as the matter is still private. Tune Insurance officials were not immediately available to comment.

The company, a unit of financial services-to-discount hotel conglomerate Tune Group owned by Fernandes and Kamarudin, is looking at a market capitalisation of RM1.2 billion upon listing, the sources said.

The IPO, comprising 210 million shares, will help to fund Tune Insurance’s expansion plans in the underinsured Southeast Asia region, Fernandes told reporters last September.

RHB Investment Bank is the principal adviser for the IPO. CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, CLSA, ECM Libra Financial Group Bhd and RHB are the joint book runners. -- Reuters

Read more: AirAsia to launch Tune Insurance IPO


Monday, 7 January 2013

AIRASIA 10,000 FREE SEATS Giveaway

AirAsia 10,000 FREE Return Tickets to Sabah and Sarawak will be offered by the 1Malaysia Integration Programme. Only valid for flights departing from Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Labuan, Sandakan, Miri, Tawau Sibu, Bintulu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru.

The free seats are not offered for domestic flights within the Peninsular or within East Malaysia.

Booking period:
9th January 2013, 12am onwards

Travel period:
14th January - 4th February 2013

Terms and conditions:
Airport taxes will be applicable, even though fares and fuel surcharge are waived.
Baggage allocation, in-flight meals, seat selection and other value-added services are also not included in the free seats.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Exclusive Chatime angpau packets giveaway

Get your hands on exclusive angpau packets designed by Bo&Friends
this Chinese New Year with every RM15.00 spent in a single receipt.

There's a new design every week!
Collect a New design each week from 7th January - 3rd February 2013!

Terms & Conditions:
1. While stocks last
2. Not exchangeable for cash
3. Not applicable with other promotions
4. Not available at Chatime Gurney Plaza & Queensbay Mall.

Sushi King Free Mini Chicken Salad Ang Pow Deal

It’s not an ordinary Ang Pow you received every year. Get this limited Ang Pow when you spend RM50 and above in a single receipt.You can redeem a Mini Chicken Salad when you present this Ang Pow to any outlets.

Promotion Period:
1 March – 30 April 2013

How to get this Ang Pow?
Simply spend RM50 and above in a single receipt

*While stocks last

Saturday, 5 January 2013

RM15 Sunshine Gift Vouchers

Kwong Wah Yit Poh is giving away RM15 Sunshine Gift Vouchers to their readers! Check out the T&C!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Sakae Sushi FREE RM88 Prosperity Angpow Vouchers

All Sakae Sushi Malaysia outlets

FREE* RM88 Prosperity Angpow Voucher with every purchase of RM88 in a single receipt. And stand a chance to WIN* RM888 Cash or RM100 Sakae Cash Voucher.

Promotion period:
1st January - 28th February 2013

Terms and conditions apply.

Waiting for DiGi Q4 Y12 result

I'm waiting for DiGi Q4 report + Final dividend for financial year 2012 which is anticipating to be announced someday in January 2013 (predict 4th week, i.e. 21 - 25 Jan 2013).  To me, I'm expecting Q4 is going to have EPS at least 4 cents (as refer to Q1- Q3, all EPS >4 cents).  If let say dividend payout 100%, dividend also should be 4 cents.  But, I'm anticipating EPS > 4 cents and dividend around 5 cents.  (I foresee there could be some contribution from Iphone 5 sales)

Thursday, 3 January 2013

AirAsia to pull Penang - Hong Kong route Read more: AirAsia to pull Penang - Hong Kong route

AirAsia will withdraw its daily flights from Penang to Hong Kong effective March 4, 2013.

The low-cost airline said the move was to realign its route planning for Penang hub and due to commercial reasons.

It said guests who are affected by the withdrawal of this route would be offered options to alleviate any inconvenience that might occur. Each affected guest would be notified via their registered member email account as well as an SMS notification of the route termination.

In a statement today, AirAsia said the affected customers can choose four options; move their flights to an earlier date to or from Penang or Hong Kong without any extra charges and subject to availability or re-route their flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur and from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong or vice versa without any extra charges for the seats.

They can also opt for a credit shell for the value that they paid with a validity of three months or a full refund.

AirAsia flies to five domestic routes -- Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Johor Baharu, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

It also flies to six international routes -- Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Hong Kong from Penang with nearly 320 weekly flights both ways. -- Bernama

Read more: AirAsia to pull Penang - Hong Kong route


AirAsia withdraws daily Penang-HK flights from March 4

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd is withdrawing its daily flights from Penang-Hong Kong with effect from March 4.

The low-cost carrier said on Thursday the move was to realign its route planning for its Penang hub, as well as due to commercial reasons. "Guests that are affected by the withdrawal of this route will be offered options to alleviate any inconvenience that might occur and each affected guest will be notified via their registered member email account, as well as an SMS notification of the route termination," it said.

AirAsia said affected customers had four options:

i) Move their flights to an earlier date to or from Penang or Hong Kong without any extra charges and subject to availability;

ii) Re-route their flights from Penang to Kuala Lumpur and from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong or vice versa without any extra charges for the seats;

iii) Be offered a credit shell for the value that they paid with a validity of three months; or a

iv) Full refund.

AirAsia flies to five domestic routes: Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.

It also flies six international routes: Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Hong Kong from Penang with nearly 320 weekly flights both ways.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Sushi King Chinese New Year Promotion 2013

Sushi King outlets in Malaysia

Sushi King is introducing their Chinese New Year Promotion 2013 with more than 15 variety to celebrate this Prosperous Chinese New Year with your friends and family.

Whats more!? Sushi King Yee Sang and Fortune 68 is back!! Be the first to “Lou Sang” this year and may all of you have a Happy Chinese New Year!!

Also, get your Free limited Ang Pow and mini Chicken Salad voucher when you spend RM50 and above in a Single Receipts (While Stocks Last)

1 January – 28 February 2013

DiGi.Com stands tall

Source: The Edge Financial Daily

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Telenor a growth company

Asian operations help company expand revenue despite eurozone crisis

Below are the excerpts of the interview with Jon Fredrik Baksaas, the CEO of Telenor ASA:

Your take on DiGi and Telenor's Asian operations?

DiGi has been an impressive performer for the Telenor group for many years and investors in the Telenor group see DiGi as a strong company and strong contributor to group performance. DiGi has delivered quite a lot of innovation and new elements to the Malaysian marketplace over these years and we have contributed to the development of DiGi, which in turn has contributed to Telenor.

We enjoy roughly 40%-45% of revenue from the Asian region, and about 25% is from our home market, which is Norway. As opposed to telcos in Europe, Telenor is a growth company because of its Asian position.

European companies on the overall lost revenue by 6% in the last quarter, which is quite a dramatic figure as it is topline revenue and that is a reflection of the rather bleak economic environment in many European countries for the time being.

Telenor, on the contrary, has 3%-5% growth factor on the top because of its strong position in Asia and Norway. There is strong economic growth in Norway.

How much of spending is needed in upgrade for 4G?

I don't have details but capex spend in an industry like this would probably move between 8% and 15% of annual revenue in a matured, running business. The new way of doing things is to share networks and infrastructure. How much can companies save?

Initially, all operators spend on everything and not share resources. But as the industry matures and with new technologies, the sharing concept comes to play. It can be sharing of towers to infrastructure and it also depends on how many players are there in the market.

What we see in Denmark where there is 3G and 4G, the capex reduction by each party is 30%-40%. But Denmark is a special country as it is pretty small, flat, easy to cover, there are four players, it is highly competitive, and in a way the operators are forced to find new solutions.

The sharing principle is much more widely used in other markets than Malaysia and if this is handled smartly, it offers new efficiency to the market and the consequences is, better services to consumers.

Often it has been said that the dividends from DiGi is used to fund Telenor's expansion into other markets such as India. Your comments?

I hear that in Norway also, some say you need the money from Norway to invest in India or lose it in India.

The truth is, our international investments take care of themselves. We allocate capital to those markets in which we can have a sustainable long-term industrial and strategic position.

Malaysia and DiGi is such a place. So DiGi has never been in lack of capital and none of our operating companies have lack of capital. All capital allocation needs to be supported by profitability, so every ringgit invested needs to be substantiated by a business case behind it. What is Telenor's position in India?

It has not been a walk in the park but we have found sufficient ways to bid for a new spectrum and we are now focusing solely to move from where we are today and to break even in 2013. From then onwards, the flexibility will be quite different. We also have a new partner in new combination. Can Telenor win in Myanmar?

It is underleveraged when comes to telecom services and obviously telecoms infrastructure is needed and in that respect, Telenor has 15-plus years of experience in similar settings and cultures and we see possibilities in Myanmar.

With our code of conduct and operational model, we can have a positive effect in the years to come ... it is up to the decision makers there.

Norway's Telenor awaiting details of liberalisation before raising stake in DiGi

PETALING JAYA: Norwegian Telenor ASA is not opposed to further increasing its stake in DiGi.Com Bhd but will decide on the exact percentage once the Malaysian Government issues more details on the plan to further liberalise the local telecoms sector to allow foreign equity ownership to go up to 70%.

The current ceiling for foreign equity ownership is 49% and that is how much Telenor has in DiGi.

“We hear the Malaysian Government might make a decision on foreign ownership for the telecoms sector. We wish and welcome that. We had even asked for that when we had to reduce our stake from 60% to 49% (several years ago),'' Telenor chief executive officer Jon Fredrik Baksaas told StarBiz in an interview recently.

How much more stake Telenor will eventually raise in DiGi will be dependent on the Government's guidelines that have yet to come out. “We will have to see how the Government liberalises the foreign ownership of this sector and we will have to address it when it becomes relevant to us. But for now we think that it is okay, and we appreciate that the Government is taking the step,'' he said.

During Budget 2013's presentation and at the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) briefing on Nov 16, the Government said it would permit up to 70% foreign equity/ownership of the Network Facilities Provider and Network Services Provider class and individual licences.

However, no details have come out since as to how the foreign parties can take advantage of buying or increasing stakes in the telecoms sector.

Telenor has been a long-term investor in DiGi and Baksaas said “Telenor has enabled DiGi to move up the ladder to become a strong number three (player in the local market).”

“DiGi employees and management have managed over the years to consistently build DiGi's position and I am proud of seeing that happen. And now we will have to see if the Government finalises what it needs to decide on the liberalisation,'' he said.

He went on to add that DiGi also had some long-term local investors and that “was important to show the local and domestic side of a global company. It is also the same way as we operate in Thailand and Bangladesh.''

The local shareholders in DiGi include the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) which holds a 16.09% equity stake, Skim Amanah Saham Malaysia (3.56%), Time dotCom (1.77%) and several local and foreign funds that hold less than 2% equity stake. The remainder is held by retail investors.

DiGi shares closed unchanged at RM5.29 a share yesterday.

Telenor has several ventures in Asia but the DiGi investment is often referred to as the star investment and it has been a star performer for the group when it comes to investments in Asia. Telenor is also active in India, Thailand, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Globally, it has mobile operations in 11 markets, and more if its stake in Russia's VimpelCom Ltd is counted.

“DiGi has been an impressive performer for the Telenor group for many years and investors in the Telenor group see DiGi as a strong company and strong contributor to group performance.

“DiGi has also delivered quite a lot of innovation and new elements to the Malaysian marketplace over the years. I think we can say that we have contributed to the development of DiGi, which in turn has contributed to Telenor,'' he said.

DiGi has been declaring handsome dividends year after year. For its third quarter, it reported a revenue of RM715mil and an after tax profit of RM315mil.

The company has 5.6 million subscribers and has pledged to invest about RM700mil in capital expenditure to grow its business.

DiGi was recently awarded the 4G long-term evolution (LTE) 2.6G spectrum to enable it to offer more applications that can run faster on the 4G platform. It intends to deploy 4G-enabled services within this year.

All You Can Eat with Jogoya Special Promotion

Jogoya Japanese Buffet Restaurant , Starhill Gallery , Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy All You Can Eat with Jogoya Special Promotion from RM52++ per pax only. With a large area of nearly 30000 square feet, Jogoya buffet restaurant in Kuala Lumpur can accommodate up to 580 guests at a time.

- Member enjoy lunch and supper at RM52 ++ per pax , and dinner at RM69.90++ per pax.
- Non Member enjoy lunch and supper at RM62++ per pax, and dinner RM79.90++ per pax.
- Promotion only available for adult.
- Not valid on Public Holiday and Eve
- Terms and conditions apply.

from 26th December 2012 to 17th January 2013 ( Monday to Thursday only )

Happy new year 2013

It's time to say good bye to 2012.  Let's us welcoming the new year 2013!  All the best for 2013.

Kenny Rogers Roasters Buy 1 Free 1 Deal in January 2013

Kenny Rogers Roasters is offering Buy 1 Free 1 Promotion exclusively for KRR BCard members on every Wednesday in January 2013

2 January 2013: Buy 1 Free 1 Rockie’s Bowl
9 January 2013: Buy 1 Free 1 Kenny’s Quarter Meal
16 January 2013: Buy 1 Free 1 Side Dish
23 and 30 January 2013: Buy 1 Free 1 Golden Fortune Chicken

Terms and Conditions:
1. Valid for dine in only. Not applicable for Roasters Catering / Delivery and Roasters on the move
2. Present KRR BCard upon ordering
3. Not valid with other on going promotions and discounts
4. Valid at all Kenny Rogers Roasters in Malaysia
5. Each KRR BCard member can only redeem one free item per transaction per day. Regardless of the total number of items purchased