• Malaysian Living,  News,  Rantings

    My two cents on the #NajibCNY issue and how they got your email (and SMS?)

    A few days ago, a couple of people received and email from our Prime Minister @NajibRazak wishing them a happy Chinese New Year. Naturally, many were concerned on where he obtain their email addresses. At first I thought it was sent to people/bloggers who signed up for his tea parties and dinners that he has organized to meet and greet his online friends. This was not the case. Neither was it sent out to people who registered to vote. Amanz.my (full article in BM here) later reported that the email was obtained from “media prima database and others”. This information was in fact given by the CEO of Media Prima…

  • Blogging,  Rantings,  Service,  Tech

    Paypal PowerUp Event Rude Email. WTF!

    If you’re a paypal user in Malaysia, you would have been happy to know earlier this year that you could link your Maybank debit card to your Paypal account. In fact, I wrote a tutorial (click here to read) that proved useful for quite a lot of people. A few months back, you must have been even happier to find out that you could withdraw Paypal funds to your Malaysian bank account for a minimal fee if its under RM400 and free if its over RM400. A few days ago, you might felt surprised when you received the email below from Paypal inviting you to RSVP to the Paypal PowerUp…