Beware of spam calls!!

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in community, Social News

 

DST Headquarters, Tungku Link (21/6/2018) – DST is aware that many individuals in Brunei are currently being affected by an international affected hoax phone call scam originating from various operators, masked as genuine local numbers, some of which are active numbers.

When subscribers answer these calls, there is an automated message from a pre-recorded voice speaking in Chinese. In such a situation, DST active subscribers are either affected by receiving calls, or their numbers are being used by phone scammers to call other subscribers without their knowledge.

We are not alone as many other operators around the world are facing the same issue. DST has been working around the clock to address these issues to prevent such incidents.

In the meantime, we would also like to share some ways that may ease subscribers during this period.

1. Subscribers can choose to reject a call and await a response via SMS or text from the caller.

2. If a call is answered and it is a spam call, hang up immediately.

3. Do not call back a number which you suspect is a spam call.

4. Never provide important information to these scammers upon request.

By using these methods, you can better protect your information from these hackers.

We would like to thank our subscribers for assisting us in this investigation by providing us with updates on numbers being affected. Should you have further inquiries or would like to report such calls, you may either contact our DSTCare 151 or our visit any of your nearest DST Branches.

Acer P1150 projector, ideal for World Cup

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Celebrate the world’s largest football tournament with a brand new Acer projector from Concepts Computer and receive a free wall-mounted projector screen and Logitech World Cup flag wireless mouse.

Purchase an Acer P1150 projector and get a wall-mounted projector screen from 70″ by 70″ or any other size up to 96″ by 96″ for free, along with Logitech M238 wireless mouse with designs in either the Brazilian, Argentinean, German or French flags.

The Acer P1150 comes with 3600 ANSI lumens of brightness, to ensure projection visibility in any environment including meeting rooms and even residential living rooms.

The Acer P1150 projector also boasts native resolution of 1,920 by 1,200 making the projector HD Ready and can handle the latest movies without any difficulties.

 

 

 

 

 


Comes with Logitech M238 wireless mouse with designs in either the Brazilian, Argentinean, German or French flags
 

It will also have HDMI input making the projector easy to use and practically plug and play capable as long as the corresponding devices have HDMI outputs. The 500 lamp life will give customers ease of mind when using the Acer P1150 projector, since use will be easy and carefree without the hassle of counting down minutes.

The promotional period is from June 8 to July 16.

Customers will also be able to consult with Concepts’ team of installation technicians to get quotes and pricing for the cost of installation in their homes or business premises. Installation cost will vary from location to location according to size and complexity of set-ups. Text by Rokiah Mahmud of Borneo Bulletin.

 

The new Mercedes-Benz C180

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Test driving the latest Mercedes-Benz C180
 

Another privilege to have driven the Mercedes-Benz C180, its latest version. I asked permission from Jati Transport, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Brunei Darussalam, if I could drive one of their models for a commercial shoot and they offered me the Mercedes-Benz C180.

The exterior has a different feel compared to its predecessors. I’m pretty sure those who owns the previous C180 will notice the variance of the exterior. The lines, the edges and even the convex and concave surfaces have redefined the C180 model into a more vibrant first impression.

I was also happy with the interior environment of the C180. As always, a high quality finish and materials and it also gives a cultured sports styling and finite details. I like it – simple and elegant.

A few new features to share with you with the new C180. First is the “Active Lane Keeping Assist”. The system can identify an unintentional drifting out of lane, send a haptic warning (steering-wheel vibrations) to the driver, and can help to return the vehicle to the correct lane by selectively braking individual wheels. So this ideal if you are driving along the highway and have the slight tendency to lose focus. This is a great feature to keep you alert on the road.

The other feature is the “Active Blind Spot Assist”. The system makes one of the biggest dangers in road traffic visible – vehicles in the blind spot. If changing lane, for example, it can warn the driver and apply selective braking to individual wheels to avert a potential collision.If a vehicle is detected within the monitored range, a warning symbol is displayed in the driver’s exterior mirror. Should the driver overlook the warning and start to change lanes, the ESP® system can intervene actively and guide the vehicle back into the lane.

Verdict: With an affordable price for the new Mercedes-Benz C180 and not compromising with quality, this is a good purchase. Furthermore, there is the special promotion where you can get BND 1,000 voucher for Mercedes-Benz Service and maintenance, merchandises, accessories and grooming services. Visit Jati Transport Showroom or their Autohaus today.

 

 


Check out the grill
 


The interior feel of the new C180
 

 


Always a comfort ride. You can’t go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz
 


Check out the new Mercedes-Benz C180
 

 

 

Uniklearn Signing Scholarship Ceremony

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Group photo with the stakeholders and the scholars of UNILEARN
 

An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd honoured recipients of the scholarship to the UNIKLEARN Autism Vocational Training & Internship programme in a signing ceremony held at the iCentre in Anggerek Desa this morning. The scholarships are funded by An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd and Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd.

Present as the guest of honour to handover the scholarships to the recipients was Yang Mulia Pengiran Haji Salleh Ab Rahaman Bin Pengiran Haji Damit, Chairman of An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd.

The event began with the recital of the Al-Fatihah prayers, which was followed by welcoming remarks by Startup Brunei Project Manager, Rasyidah Samah, and a speech by An-Nur Harapan board member, Noorsurainah Tengah.

Muhammad Zulfadzli Bin Haj Matali, Mohd Syahmi Bin Haji Juma’at, Muhammad Hafizuddin Hussain Bin Haji Md Yusuf Thani, Md Firdaus Bin Haji Jimidin, Muhammad Syahrul Izzam Bin Asmat were selected based on several criteria have each received scholarships to attend the 6-month programme that will commence on 12 June 2018 at the SPARK Lifeskill Centre in Jangsak.

The signing ceremony was to recognize the first batch of the UNIKLEARN Autism Vocational Training & Internship Programme.  The next batch is slotted to commence in December 2018.

 

 


Rasyidah Samah, Startup Brunei Project Manager, said that the responses have been positive ever since the launch two months ago especially after the BIBD home showcase
 


Noorsurainah Tengah, An-Nur Harapan board member, shared that the sustainability is a priority in their program and hopes for the success of the new students in the program
 

“An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd is pleased to be able to assist the candidates in funding their vocational training into UNIKLEARN”, said Noorsurainah Tengah, An-Nur Harapan board member.  “We look forward to seeing these youth progress and develop, and eventually be equipped with the skills to begin employment upon completion of the programme and becoming contributing members of society.”

Noorsurainah further added that “the goal, ultimately, is to become partners with the clients, scholarship recipients, their parents and guardians, private and public sector and the community as a whole to increase student intake, capacity and job placement. To put it simply, to be part of society by recognizing both their strengths and weakness, and working with them, as we would anyone else.  It starts with these 5 trainees at Uniklearn, then their placement at an affiliated training ground Unikkone, and finally gainful employment”.

The UNIKLEARN programme is a vocational training and internship programme designed by professional therapists for autistic youths with the overarching mission to empower young adults with autism towards independence and be contributing members of the community.

The recipients of the scholarships by An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd and Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd into the UNIKLEARN programme were selected based on the main criteria of holding Bruneian citizenship, are 16 years old and above, and diagnosed with the autism spectrum disorder or any other related development delays with further assessment conducted for suitability of admission.  The scholarship slots were limited to a few slots but regular applications into the programme will continue to be available.

The programme covers intensive training and skills building on key skills area made by experienced therapists and advisors.  Upon completion of their training, the youth in the programme will be provided with on-the-job training. They will also receive post-training support, including work transition support for subsequent internship or work opportunities.

Also present at the award ceremony were members of the An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd board of directors, representatives from Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd, along with An-Nur Harapan Sdn Bhd management and other invited guests.

More information regarding the programme is available from the UNIKLEARN website www.UNIKLEARN.com.

 

 


One of the recipients for the UNIKLEARN Autism Vocational Training & Internship programme during the signing
 


One of the recipients for the UNIKLEARN Autism Vocational Training & Internship programme during the signing
 


The stakeholders mingling with the students and giving them morale support
 

Let’s Raya officially launched

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Pengiran Seti Aminah Binti Pengiran Othman, the guest of honour, signing the plaque, for the launch of Let’s Raya at International Convention Centre
 


Guest of honour receiving a token from Yang Mulia Awang Hambali Bin Pehin Dato Haji Mohd Salleh, Managing Director of the Thevent.co
 

Yesterday, an opening ceremony that was honourably held to mark the 1st instalment of Let’s Raya, at the International Convention Centre, Berakas starting from 8-10th June 2018. Let’s Raya! Let’s Raya an exclusive raya expo is brought to you by Thevent.co an event company dedicated to creating fresh and prominent opportunities out of our imagination.

The opening ceremony blessed with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat. Moving on, the opening ceremony was led by the managing director of the Thevent.co Yang Mulia Awang Hambali Bin Pehin Dato Haji Mohd Salleh inviting the guest of honor, Pengiran Seti Aminah Binti Pengiran Othman d/a Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz to officially launch Let’s Raya 2018.

Let’s Raya was inspired by the current and still prevalent consumer trend for convenience; the desire to be a one-stop for not only shopping of that easy comparison and variety of product availability in a venue set up of elegancy and quality. Providing their consumers with a prestige shopping experience, and last minute shopping place before raya! Let’s Raya will be ongoing from the 8th – 10th of June 2018 from 10am – 10pm, at ICC, Berakas.

With exciting participating vendors, shawls giveaway and exclusive daily draw prizes such as Prada wallet, YSL clutch, and daily cash vouchers Let’s Raya will definitely be a place for everyone to shop!

Let’s Raya is organised by Thevent. Co. and managed by D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd. For further inquiries, do contact 7247420 or follow them on instagram @lets.raya and on Facebook for updates #letsrayawithus #letsraya2018

 

 


Allurelady
 


Pengiran Salleh Abdul Rahaman (right) was also in attendance
 


Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah with @twill_silk owners
 

 


Lucky draw happening soon for @twill_silk customers
 


High quality materials from @twill_silk
 


Baiduri Bank as the official bank for Let’s Raya
 


Good business at Charles & Keith. This is so far their biggest customers.
 


Check out YMRM booth
 

 


There’s a buggy service offered for customers. Starts at $1 I think.
 


Both Fazura and Fattah Amin coming later at 4pm, 9th June
 

Tong Hock Hoi is heading to Russia

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Tong Hong Hoi won a once in a lifetime, all-expense paid trip for two to watch the semi-final match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Moscow, Russia. He received the grand prize from Pg Azaleen bin PD Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network, Baiduri Bank recently
 

Visa and Baiduri Bank, the organisers of the “Win an All-Expenses-Paid Trip for 2 to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, courtesy of Visa” have announced the grand prize winner at a prize presentation ceremony held at Baiduri Bank Headquarters in Kiarong today. The promotion was held from the 1 February 2018 to the 30 April 2018.

Winning a once in a lifetime, all-expense paid trip for two to watch the semi-final match at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Moscow, Russia, is Mr Tong Hock Hoi, an entrepreneur.

When interviewed, Mr Tong had commented. “I regularly use my Baiduri Visa card, but I never thought I would win, so imagine my surprise and delight! I am really happy to be the winner – looking forward to this trip!”

During the promotion period, Baiduri Visa Infinite, Platinum, Gold, Classic and Debit cardholders, who spend on their Baiduri Visa cards, received one chance for every BND 50 spent in the grand draw.

Mr Tong Hock Hoi and his wife will be arriving in Moscow on 8 July 2018 and treated to a 5-day/4-night accommodation with breakfast, all scheduled ground transportation, Visa FIFA World Cup™ themed merchandise, Visa Prepaid products, two tickets to watch the semi-final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and spending money of BND 5,000.

Pg Azaleen bin PD Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network who presented the prize commented, “We are delighted to be able to see such amazing response from the public for this promotion. This initiative is in line with our vision to enhance customer experience and to deliver a high level of quality products and services.”

On top of Mr Tong winning the coveted grand prize, 8 other monthly winners also brought home Visa FIFA World Cup™ themed merchandise.

 

 


With the other consolation winners of the “Win an All-Expenses-Paid Trip for 2 to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, courtesy of Visa”
 

Winners of 9th Audi quattro Cup Brunei to play in Austria

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Pg Saiful and Hj Amir who played in last year’s Mexico World Final. Who will represent Brunei this year in Austria?
TCY Motors Sdn Bhd as importer/dealer of the Audi brand will once again hold its annual amateur team-golf tournament this year in July.

Unlike most local tournaments the top prize is an unforgettable golfing trip to the Audi quattro Cup World Final – every year held at a different prestigious international golf club. This year the venue will be the Golf Club Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Also for this year’s local tournament a new rule will allow any golfer team of any nationality with a valid passport to qualify for the World Final.

“If you win it- you go to Austria!”

47 countries each year with 700 tournaments participate in the Audi quattro Cup featuring a 2-golfer team format playing under the Stableford system or ‘best ball’.

Interested golfers may inquire more at Audi Kiarong during opening hours.

 


The Golf Club Schwarzsee in Kitzbühel, Austria
 

 

Local banks help financing RB’s latest fleet

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ang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Dr. Awang Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, the Minister of Finance II, as the guest of honour (2nd from left), Mr. Mubashar Khokar, Managing Director of BIBD, Mr. Karam Chand, the CEO of Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) and Mr. Pierre Imho, the CEO of Baiduri Bank
 


Guest of honour delivering his welcoming remarks at Brunei International Airport

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has closed the Islamic financing of one Boeing 787-8 aircraft and five Airbus A320neo and the conventional financing of two Airbus A320neo at a signing ceremony held at Brunei International Airport.

It was interesting to know that two local banks are involved in the financing where the islamic financing is under BIBD’s portfolio while the conventional term loan is under Baiduri Bank’s portfolio.

Present at the event was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Paduka Dr. Awang Hj Mohd Amin Liew Abdullah, the Minister of Finance II, as the guest of honour. Signing on behalf of RB was Mr. Karam Chand, the CEO of RB whole Mr. Mubashar Khokar, Managing Director of BIBD and Mr. Pierre Imho, the CEO of Baiduri Bank signed on behalf of BIBD and Baiduri Bank respectively.

“The combination of conventional financing for 2 aircrafts with an islamic financing structure for 6 other aircrafts allowed Royal Brunei Airlines to achieve attractive terms. The new fleet allows RB to achieve a leaner cost structure from the combination of lower ownership and maintenance costs and lower fuel burn. Complete fleet renewal is a rarity in our industry and to achieve this by the end of 2018 will be a very significant milestone for RB,” said Karam Chand.

“Alhamdullilah, I would like to congratulate RB on another national milestone with the latest additions to their fleet, and also becoming our latest “Partner in Growth”. Together may we continue to support Brunei Darussalam’s economic diversification while strengthening Brunei’s positioning as a regional hub for economic activity and trade. The acquisition of these aircrafts is also another landmark transaction for Brunei’s Islamic banking and financial industry in general as it highlights our local capabilities to deliver on large complex Islamic transactions,” said Mr. Mubashar Khokar.

“Baiduri Bank is proud to enter into this partnership with RB, where we will be financing two unites of Airbus A320neo aircrafts. As a major local bank with a strong commitment to the Brunei market, Baiduri will continue to play an active role in providing financing to businesses, contributing to the economic growth of the country and its development programmes in order to meet the goal of Brunei’s Wawasan 2035,” said Mr. Pierre Imhof.

 


The board members of RB and other invited guests
 


A quick visit to the newly A320neo aircraft
 

 

Shahrom drives home an X-trail

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Mohd Shahrom bin Hj Sharbini (right) with his family and representatives from Brunei Shell Marketing and Boustead after Mohd Shahrom won the Nissan X-Trail in the final draw of BSM #BeliHelix II promotion
 


The five lucky winners were being feted

Brunei Shell Marketing Co Sdn (BSM) awarded its lucky winners for the recent #BeliHelix II promotion which was held at Times Square Shopping Centre two weeks ago. The promotion received an overwhelming entry of 15,000 from 8 February 2018 to 30th April 2018.

Hjh Siti Kurshiah Hj Anuar, Head of Commercial welcomed the winners and distinguished guests during her welcoming remarks and thanked all the customers for buying Helix products.

Mohd Shahrom bin Hj Sharbini, 40, was the lucky winner of the new Nissan X-Trail after being abled to start the engine after his third attempt. It was a close call between Mohd Shahrom and Hj Mohd Yusuf bin Hj Besar, the oldest person in the final draw as both attempted to ignite the engine of the SUV. In the end, the former was successful.

Also present during the final draw was BSM Managing Director Pg Shamhary Hj Mustapha and representatives from Boustead.

Goh Maycil won herself a Hong Kong tour package for two persons as the 1st runner-up. Second runner-up won a BND 2,500 cash card while the other consolation winners won a Macbook Air and Samsung LED TV respectively.

 


One of the consolation winners
 

 


Hjh Siti Kurshiah Hj Anuar, Head of Commercial during her welcoming remarks
 

BIBD’s 8th annual Sirah Amal

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Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) recently began its eighth annual Sirah Amal initiative aimed at providing support and relief to the underprivileged members of Brunei Darussalam’s community across all its four districts.

The Bank and its employees came together to bring joy to the families they visited, contributing relief items and offering donations such as daily requirements, prayer necessities, raya items and others to support preparations during Ramadhan and for the upcoming Syawal. The 8th Sirah Amal started with a visit to families in the Tutong District.

BIBD Deputy Managing Director, Hajah Noraini binti Haji Sulaiman commented, “Alhamdulillah, today marks the beginning of the eighth BIBD Sirah Amal as the Bank and its staff continue its commitment towards contributing to our community. The BIBD Sirah Amal provides an excellent platform for us to share our blessings, especially with the less fortunate, so that they are able to better enjoy the festive months with their loved ones. We would like to also thank SKH (Sim Kim Huat) Department store for being our community partner for this year’s Sirah Amal event.”

 

 

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