Author: Digital News Asia

Fintech Association of Malaysia appoints Karen Puah as president for 2021/22 term
First woman to hold president post among fintech associations in SEA Aggressive future plans, with initiatives anchoring on five core elements
Ata Plus appoints Elain Lockman as CEO
Cofounders Kyri Andreou & Aimi Aizal Nasharuddin assume ED roles Listing will be key catalyst for continued growth in fast-moving ECF sector
Celcom’s offers free devices, unlimited internet to B40 customers
Celcom’s Jaringan Prihatin programme introduces plans for eligible B40 customers that includes extra rebates and unlimited internet access.
HSBC Malaysia launches mobile unit trust investment platform
EZInvest is said to allow customers to access their investment portfolio via the HSBC mobile app.
Malaysia’s mobile data consumption surge overtaking neighbours: OpenSignal
An OpenSignal Insights report finds that Malaysia’s data consumption over the past year surpasses that of its neighbouring country in terms of growth and amount.
Cermati secures Series C funding, led by MDI Venture
The fintech group raised an undisclosed amount from Indonesia’s multi-stage CV firm MDI Venture, with funding to be used to enhance their tech.
Boost brings back e-Duit Raya for the festivities
Users of the Malaysian e-wallet can now send and receive their Duit Raya via the app, or send it to charity.
WeWork appoints Balder Tol as SEA head
The shared workspace provider appoints a new Southeast Asia general manager to oversee the region’s growth and hybrid work offerings.
Softbank Corp invests US$60mil in Axiata’s ADA for 23% stake
Axiata’s digital, analytics and marketing company announced a partnership with the Japan-headquartered telco to expand ADA’s business in the region
Deadline for Selangor SME Digitalisation Matching Grant extended to mid June
SMEs need more time to recover, get back on feet 200 responses received from SMEs as of 10 May  
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