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PELAJAR UNIVERSITI ‘DIHARAM’ JADI EJEN SKIM CEPAT KAYA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 08:34

Pelajar universiti yang menjadi ejen sindiket skim cepat kaya dalam kampus, berdepan tindakan tegas mengikut Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti (AUKU) 1971 (Pindaan 2012).

Mengikut Seksyen 15A AUKU, pelajar secara individu atau pertubuhan, badan atau berkumpulan, dilarang daripada memungut wang.

Jika disabitkan kesalahan dengan perbuatan itu, mereka boleh didenda sehingga RM1,000 atau penjara sehingga enam bulan atau kedua-duanya sekali.

Timbalan Naib Canselor Hal Ehwal Mahasiswa dan Alumni (HEMA) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Ismail Abd Aziz, berkata pihaknya sudah mengeluarkan pekeliling ‘mengharamkan’ pembabitan pelajarnya dalam kegiatan seumpama itu.

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BEWARE OF TRAVEL AGENCY SCAMS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shabana Naseer   
Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:20

Scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods. Websites are created in such a high quality which makes it very difficult to differentiate between real businesses than a shady one. They offer amazing travel deals with great prices to allure victims.

When you want to go on vacation, appoint agents from the travel agency is the easiest way to visit places in foreign countries. This is simply because travel agents take the time to research every aspect of your trip. They plan interesting activities that all members of the family can enjoy, and reduce time spent wandering around looking for things to do. Most importantly, travel agents schedule everything, including plane, boat, train tickets including accommodation.

Though it may sound too good to be true however unfortunately there are a lot of complaints of fraud involving travel agents.  Many consumers are paying a considerable amount of money to go on holiday but do not know the risks that may be incurred. Some of the cases received are as follows:

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AUTO INDUSTRY COMPLAINT PDF Print E-mail
Written by Shabana Naseer   
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 15:30

Owning a private vehicle has become almost essential to Malaysians and this is evident by the report made by the Malaysian Automotive Association that more than 600,000 new cars are on the road in Malaysia last year and it is expected to increase in the years to come. Nowadays owning a car is so easy and relatively cheap to compare with those days as there are too many affordable cars offered by the automobile industries (both local and foreign brand models). However the investment doesn’t stop with the car payment, every mile one drives the car it cost money, whether it’s in maintenance or repairs. 

If you are a vehicle owner, you are bound to encounter one or two problems with your vehicle after a certain period of time. Typically consumer will send the car for repair at the workshop and with no doubt, one have to fork out a lot of money to carry out the said repairs.

It is no longer a surprise that among all the categories of complaints received by the National Consumer Complaints Centre (NCCC), the biggest complaint ringgit loss for consumers is car and automotive -related services. Complaints that the NCCC has received, not only vehicles that are used for certain period of time, or used cars, but surprisingly there has been a lot of cases involving new purchased vehicles less than 6 month old.

In 2015, The NCCC received a total of 3,816 complaints against the Automobile and Auto-Workshops industry. Although coming in at fourth place in the number of complaints received, with monetary value of staggering RM 81,065,376.00, the automobile industry topped the total of value attached to complaints received under a specific sector. The automobile Industry sector has maintained its position for recording the highest Ringgit value of loss since 2011.

Among the types of complaints received by the NCCC are as follows:
•    newly purchased cars have various problems
•    faulty gearbox
•    repairs not carried out properly
•    selling fake vehicle parts while users have paid for original parts
•    despite making cancellation, consumers were denied of their deposit money
•    Issues with warranty
•    Delay in carrying out the repairs
•    Charge dispute/over charged

With the continuous increased in the complaints related to vehicles has led one questioning the build quality of the vehicle whether it has been compromised? Below are some advices to consumers on what the consumers should do if they faced with problems mentioned above.

Advice to consumers

•    Consumers who are dissatisfied with the service provided or worry about the safety of the vehicle, the user can inspect their vehicle at PUSPAKOM. It is a vehicle inspection centers designated by the Malaysian government to conduct vehicle inspections.
•    Make sure the receipt / invoices are kept as evidence.
•    Make sure the vehicle is serviced at the authorized service center to avoid breach of the warranty.
•    It is important to read the owner’s manual and to adhere the maintenance services on time. Failure which, it could breach the warranty of your car.
•    The complainant can lodge a complaint at National Consumer Complaints Centre, Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism or Tribunal for Consumer Claims.
•    Do make clarifications as to how long and what are the parts covered under the warranty.


If you are facing the same problem or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact NCCC at www.nccc.org.my / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 03-78769000

 
MEMBANTU PELAJAR MERANCANG KEWANGAN PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Monday, 05 September 2016 14:02

Dalam ketidaktentuan keadaan ekonomi semasa, bukan golongan pekerja sahaja yang perlu mengawal kewangan, golongan pelajar juga tidak terkecuali. Sikap boros dan berbelanja yang sering diamalkan haruslah dikikis.

Sebagai pelajar, biarpun belum mempunyai sumber pendapatan, anda perlu bijak merancang kewangan agar kehidupan lebih terjamin.

Ketika inilah pentingnya amalan menabung dan berjimat-cermat dalam pengurusan harian anda.

Menyedari kepentingan perancangan kewangan di kalangan pelajar, Persatuan Keselamatan Pengguna Kuala Lumpur (PKPKL) pada kali ini ingin berkongsi beberapa tips yang boleh digunakan oleh golongan ini bagi merancang kewangan mereka.

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ZIKA IN MALAYSIA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Admin 3   
Thursday, 01 September 2016 08:45

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas.

The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak:

How do people become infected?

Zika is transmitted to people through the bite of infected female mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same type that spreads dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Aedes mosquitoes are found in all countries in the Americas except Canada and continental Chile, and the virus will likely reach all countries and territories of the region where Aedes mosquitoes are found.

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