Ini memang berita baik untuk individu spt saya ni. Tapi mungkin tidak utk majikan di sana.
Ikuti petikan daripada BERNAMA:
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government has decided to declare an additional public holiday this year in view of Hari Raya overlapping with National Day on Aug 31.
Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said the date of the additional holiday would be subject to the setting of the Hari Raya dates by the Conference of Rulers.
If the first day of Hari Raya fell on Aug 30 and the second day coincided with National Day, then Sept 1 would be declared as the additional public holiday, he said in a statement yesterday.
If the first day of Hari Raya falls on Aug 31 and coincides with National Day, then Sept 2 will be declared as the additional public holiday.
Mohd Sidek said the additional public holiday for peninsular Malaysia and the Federal Territory of Labuan was gazetted under Section 8 of the Holidays Act 1951.
“The state governments of Sabah and Sarawak are in the process of gazetting the additional public holiday under Section 9 of the Holidays Ordinance of Sabah and Section 5 of the Public Holidays Ordinance of Sarawak, respectively,” he said.
Mohd Sidek said it was hoped that the announcement would avoid confusion and facilitate early preparations to celebrate Hari Raya and National Day. — Bernama
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The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit from It is a must read for every citizen and investor.
Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World’s Best Market
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BANGALORE: Facebook users’ personal information could have been accidentally leaked to third parties, in particular advertisers, over the past few years, Symantec Corp said in its official blog on Wednesday, May 11.
Third-parties would have had access to personal information such as profiles, photographs and chat, and could have had the ability to post messages, the security software maker said.
“We estimate that as of April 2011, close to 100,000 applications were enabling this leakage,” the blog post said.
” … Over the years, hundreds of thousands of applications may have inadvertently leaked millions of access tokens to third parties,” posing a security threat, the blog post said.
The third-parties may not have realized their ability to access the information, it said.
Facebook, the world’s largest social networking website, was notified of this issue and confirmed the leakage, the blog post said.
It said Facebook has taken steps to resolve the issue.
“Unfortunately, their (Symantec’s) resulting report has a few inaccuracies. Specifically, we have conducted a thorough investigation which revealed no evidence of this issue resulting in a user’s private information being shared with unauthorized third parties,” Facebook spokeswoman Malorie Lucich said in a statement.
Lucich said the report also ignores the contractual obligations of advertisers and developers which prohibit them from obtaining or sharing user information in a way that “violates our policies.”
She also confirmed that the company removed the outdated API (Application Programing Interface) referred to in Symantec’s report.
Facebook has more than 500 million users and is challenging Google Inc and Yahoo Inc for users’ time online and for advertising dollars. – Reuters
Cara paling mudah, beli online di Apple Store. Gerenti tak akan habis stok.
KUALA LUMPUR: The iPad 2 ran out of stock in less than five hours yesterday after authorised Apple dealers opened their doors to excited buyers.
Long lines formed outside stores with hundreds turning up since 9pm the night before to be among the first in the country to own a unit of the second-generation of Apple’s hugely popular Tablet computer.
By about 10am, more than 300 people were already waiting patiently at the Machines outlet at the MidValley Megamall. The line was so long it almost looped back to the start.
There were also lines outside other outlets, including the EpiCentre at the Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur and another Machines branch in Sunway Pyramid.
Among the iPad 2 features are two cameras (facing front and back, respectively) for snapping pictures, capturing video, and videoconferencing over a WiFi network.
Like the original, it is available in WiFi-only and, WiFi-and-3G versions.
The WiFi-only models are priced at RM1,499, RM1,799 and RM2,099 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions respectively. Their WiFi-and-3G stablemates are priced at RM1,899 (16GB), RM2,199 (32GB) and RM2,499 (64GB).
Berita yang agak kurang enak daripada AirAsia. Untuk traveler seperti saya yg plan utk bercuti di luar negara sekurang-kurangnya sekali setahun. Nasib baik dah beli tiket hujung tahun lepas. Harap tahun depan harga minyak jet akan turun semula.
PETALING JAYA: Low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd has finally succumbed to the pressure of persisting high fuel prices and will re-introduce fuel surcharge ranging from RM10 to RM30 per flight after having abolished its fuel surcharge policy in late 2008.
AirAsia said in a statement yesterday the surcharge would be imposed starting May 3 for all domestic and international routes. All flight bookings made before May 3 are not affected.
AirAsia said it needed to re-introduce fuel surcharge to offset against escalating jet fuel prices, which have exceeded US$140 per barrel.
All domestic flights and international flights under two hours will be imposed with a RM10 fuel surcharge per way, RM20 (one way) for flights between two and three hours and RM30 (one way) for flights above three hours.
Meanwhile, long-haul affiliate AirAsia X will impose fuel surcharge ranging from RM50 to RM90 per way depending on destination.
AirAsia abolished fuel surcharge in November 2008 and has created much hoopla surrounding its ability to do away with fuel surcharge for over two years, as it used its growing ancillary income to cushion the impact of rising fuel costs.
“The rising jet fuel prices and the continuous upward spiral caused by the situation in the Middle East and other external factors have made it imperative for us to reintroduce the fuel surcharge, despite our best efforts to resist it for as long as we could,” AirAsia regional head of commercial Kathleen Tan said.
Bagi peminat produk Apple, iPad 2 mula dijual di Malaysia pada harga mula RM1499, bergantung kepada spesifikasi. Cara paling mudah, pesan secara online di Apple Store.
KUALA LUMPUR: The iPad 2 is on sale from today, and anxious buyers have been queuing up at the shops since last night to get the latest edition of the device.
Internet marketer Wilson Chin, 26, was proud of being the first person in line at Machines Mid Valley at 10pm.
“I also wanted to document the whole experience of the iPad craze as early as possible on my blog.
“I usually wait for the second generation of most electronic gadgets as they usually come with improvements,” he added.
IT analyst Siti Hafsah said she took a day off work for the iPad 2.
“I’m happy that the iPad 2 is launched simultaneously with Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea.
“The last time, people had to wait for more than six months,” she added.
Mobile application engineer Swee Wai Hoow said he needed the iPad 2 for his work.
“It will be interesting to see how the new features will be incorporated for new applications,” said Swee.
The iPad 2 offers improvements from the original iPad by being thinner, lighter and faster with a claimed 10 hours of battery life.
The iPad 2 is also cheaper than its predecessor by RM50 to RM100 depending on individual models.
For the Wifi-only models, prices are fixed at RM1,499, RM1,799 and RM2,099 each for the respective 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions.
Meanwhile the 3G and Wifi-enabled models will go from RM1,899, RM2,199 and RM2,499 respectively.
Maxis yesterday announced it will offer dedicated data plans for iPad 2 in coming weeks.