SINCE the first movement control order period in March 2020, we’ve experienced, among other IT issues, the International Trade and Industry Ministry website crashing not once but several times; the spotty multimillion vaccine registration website where information sometimes goes missing; and so on. From a citizen-user’s perspective, all this has made me question the government’s ICT (information and communications technology) capability. We are well into the digital age and even digital adoption laggards are being forced to learn digital skills to survive. Schools are online, businesses are online, meetings are online, yet I feel that Malaysia’s use of ICT in public service delivery is sadly below par. During my short experience working in government service I witnessed many malfunctioning projects that required ICT expertise. I am sure many of my friends in public service would concur with me but avoid doing so because they don’t want to step on any toes. Mampu (the Malaysian ... » Learn More about Better public service ICT needed
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One of the most annoying finds that can happen during your trip is to lose your credit card, or worst, have someone steal it and your money. This type of situation can be avoided if you take some measures to protect your cards and avoid unauthorised charges. We guide you step by step in how to protect your card, what to do if you are a fraud victim and how to dispute charges so you can get your money back. 1. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR CREDIT CARD BEFORE YOUR TRIP GET AN RFID BLOCKED WALLET To avoid having your credit card details falling into the hands of thieves, get an RFID blocked wallet. This will prevent you from having your cards scanned or read unintentionally. CHOOSE ONLY ONE CREDIT CARD TO TAKE WITH YOU You don't need a multitude of cards, especially if you are travelling for a short period. Take just one credit card with you and pick the one that rewards you with miles or points for overseas transactions. RECORD YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS In case ... » Learn More about What to do if you experience credit card fraud while travelling?
Wondering which credit card to apply for? Here’s a round-up of the top 5 most popular credit cards in Singapore to get you started. Which are the most popular credit cards in Singapore? Depending on what you value and what you spend each month, you can save thousands of dollars in cashback or air miles each year simply by choosing the right credit card. Here are the 5 most popular credit cards in Singapore, based on our data: 1. Standard Chartered Unlimited credit card: A great fuss-free cashback credit card The Standard Chartered Unlimited Cashback Card is a no-brainer when it comes to calculating your cashback per month. First, almost all spend qualifies you for 1.5 per cent cashback. Second, there’s no cashback cap per month. And third, no minimum spend is required per month — gone are the days having to worry if you’ve met the minimum spend per month on your card. It’s definitely a great fuss-free cashback credit card for all-rounded spending. And the best part? ... » Learn More about Most popular credit cards in Singapore (2021)