Perdana Leadership Foundation Essay Competition 2011

Event Highlights

5 January 2012

A learning visit to Maybank@Tampines was held for students from Tampines Secondary School in Singapore. The purpose of the visit was to share with students the use of technology in banking and its benefits, and for them to gain practical experience in banking.

10 January 2012

Maybank presented winners of its "Debit & Drive Home a Volkswagen (VW) Polo" campaign with the keys to their cars at a prize presentation ceremony in Kuala Lumpur. The campaign ran from May-September 2011.

11 January 2012

The world's best badminton players gathered in Kuala Lumpur for the inaugural Maybank Malaysian Badminton Open. Maybank also transformed the Stadium into a badminton "village" for the week, with a digital interactive "Powersmash" game, combining augmented reality and a mobile application.

12 January 2012

Maybank Singapore launched the Maybank Visa Infinite, a premium credit card targeted at the affluent segment.

12 January 2012

Maybank announced a disaster relief assistance programme offering a six-month moratorium on monthly installment payments and waiver of certain charges on a case-to-case basis. These were extended to business banking, SME banking and consumer banking customers affected by the recent floods in Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Sabah and Sarawak.

16 January 2012
Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) held an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders which approved the appointment of Maybank Group Chief Financial Officer Dato' Khairussaleh Ramli as the new President Director/CEO of the Bank as well as Ani Pangestu as the Human Capital Director of the Bank. The EGMS also approved the change of the Bank's name to PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk.

17 January 2012
Maybank Philippines Inc. (MPI) signed a deal with E-MoneyPlus Inc. (EMPI), the remittance arm of ABS-CBN Global, the largest multi-media network in the Philippines, for the facilitation of remittances into the country. MPI will provide the gateway of online interbank fund transfers for beneficiaries who maintain accounts with BancNet member banks.
30 January 2012
Maybank Group concluded the syndication of a USD330.6 million Syndicated Term Facility for PT Bajradaya Sentranusa (BDSN). Maybank Group entities namely PT Bank Internasional Indonesia Tbk (BII), Maybank Investment Bank Berhad and PT Bank Maybank Syariah Indonesia (MSI) were the joint mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners while BII, Maybank Islamic Berhad and MSI were the joint underwriters for this transaction. PT Bank Bukopin Tbk and Lembaga Pembiayaan Ekspor Indonesia (Indonesia Eximbank) were also participant lenders in the transaction. Proceeds will be used to take over the entire existing project loans for the construction of the 2x90 MW Asahan 1 Hydroelectric Power Plant (Asahan 1 Hydroplant) located in North Sumatra, Indonesia.
2 February 2012

Maybank joined in the Chinese New Year festivities with a performance by a group of hearing impaired adults from the Jing Ying Wushu Dragon and Lion Dance Association Kuala Lumpur, who mesmerised the crowds at Menara Maybank with their slick moves, delighting customers who came to do their banking at the KL Main branch.

4 February 2012

BII signed an MoU with the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration to provide banking services for Indonesian workers abroad. Under this agreement.

22 February 2012

BII announced a consolidated net profit of Rp669 billion for the full year ended 31 December 2011, a 45% increase from the Rp461 billion in the previous corresponding period ended 31 December 2010. The Bank's profit before tax reached Rp985 billion, 25% up compared to the previous corresponding period.

23 February 2012
Maybank announced that profit after tax and minority interest (PATAMI) for the six months ended 31 December 2011 surged 20% to a new record of RM2.58 billion. Group profit before tax also rose 20.1% to RM3.56 billion, to close the six months financial period following a change in the Group's financial year end from 30 June to 31 December.
28 February 2012

Maybank opened a new branch in Ranau which was also its 19th branch in Sabah to allow for greater banking accessibility to the community in the area.

29 February 2012

Maybank reaffirmed its commitment to the community by setting aside over RM1 million for its "Cahaya Kasih" employee volunteerism programme this year through the Maybank Foundation. The allocation was for Maybank offices globally to undertake sustainable initiatives for the benefit of the community and will also incorporate a "Maybank Cahaya Kasih Challenge".

1 March 2012
Maybank announced the appointment of Mr. Herminio M. Famatigan, Jr. as the President and CEO of MPI. He succeeded Mr. Amos Ong who took on a new assignment to head Regional Client Coverage of Global Wholesale Banking, Maybank Singapore.

1 March 2012

MPI in cooperation with Maybank ATR Kim Eng, conducted the first Maybank Economic Briefing for the Group's top clients in the Philippines. Entitled "Return of the Dragon: Reinvesting in Asia," the forum provided insights on investing in the region and the Philippines.

1 March 2012

Maybank Cambodia launched its Maybank Premier Current Account, a multi-tiered interest bearing current account that offers the convenience of both a checking facility for business as well as the accessibility of free ATM facility for personal undertakings.

3 March 2012

Maybank Cambodia expanded its market for children's savings with the launch of its Yippie Children Savings Account.

3 March 2012

The Maybank "Get-To-School" transport grant, a three-year collaboration between Maybank Singapore and Central Singapore CDC, was launched by Minister of State for Transport and Finance, Mrs Josephine Teo. The SGD100,800 grant benefitted some 280 needy students from five secondary schools in the Central Singapore District who each received SGD360 in transport subsidies.

6 March 2012
Maybank launched its first regional Maybank Diamanté Private Client programme, which aims to provide high net-worth (HNW) individuals with a seamless banking experience and a suite of personalised services across ASEAN. Strictly by invitation only, this programme has been designed to accord recognition to an exclusive league of clients who travel frequently around the region, and to provide personalised services wherever they are.

7 March 2012

BII launched The MC2 credit card with a new "Angry Birds" design. This credit card, targeted at the young, offers special benefits at selected merchants.

14 March 2012

Maybank Philippines entered into a partnership with AsianLife & General Assurance Corp. (AsianLife), a top provider of group medical and life insurance benefits, to provide insurance coverage to the employees, borrowers and depositors of the of the bank. AsianLife is part of the Maybank ATR Kim Eng Group, the leading conglomerate of diversified non-bank financial services in the Philippines.

14 March 2012
Maybank Singapore was a mandated lead arranger for a SGD5 billion 5.5-year syndicated facility extended to MS Commercial Pte Ltd/Ophir-Rochor Commercial Pte Ltd, both ultimately owned by Khazanah Nasional Bhd (60%) and Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd (40%). MS Commercial will handle the integrated property development of four Singapore land parcels in Marina South while OR Commercial will develop two land parcels in Ophir Rochor, with total project value of about SGD11 billion.

15 March 2012

As part of the follow-up to the launch of the Diamanté programme, BII launched its BII Diamanté Visa Infinite in Jakarta. The card is designed for customers who travel abroad frequently, mostly to Singapore and Malaysia.

20 March 2012
Maybank created another milestone when it became the first local bank to sign-up with four Myanmar banks, Asia Green Development Bank (AGD Bank), Co-operative Bank Limited (CB Bank), Ayeryarwady Bank Limited and Kanbawza Bank Limited simultaneously to introduce the Maybank Money Express (MME) service to the country. The service opened a new channel for Myanmar workers in Malaysia to remit funds back home.
5 April 2012
Maybank reaffirmed its long term commitment to Cambodia with the local incorporation of its operations under Maybank (Cambodia) Plc. The launch was officiated by the Governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, H.E. Dr. Chea Chanto, and was witnessed by the Prime Minister of Cambodia, H.E. Samdech Hun Sen and Prime Minster of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, at an event in conjunction with the 9th ASEAN Leadership Forum held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
6 April 2012

Maybank announced the appointment of Mohamed Rafique Merican bin Mohd Wahiduddin Merican as its Group Chief Financial Officer effective 1 June 2012.

8 April 2012

BII held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders to approve the change of the Company's Articles of Association and also its performance for the year ended 31 December 2011.

12-15 April 2012

Maybank was once again the title sponsor of the Maybank Malaysian Open, held at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. The four-day event saw Louis Oosthuizen being ultimately crowned champion. Spectators at the event also had a chance to help the less fortunate through two charity activities, namely the Sky Rider and the Maybank Charity Putt Challenge. Proceeds from the activities were channeled to the Maybank Liver Transplant Centre at Hospital Selayang. Maybank Foundation pitched in to top up the collection with an additional RM50,000.

17 April 2012

Maybank Singapore and Central Singapore CDC launched the Maybank Breadwinner Protection Programme for 180 residents in the Central Singapore District. Under this programme, needy residents who are working are given free personal accident insurance for five years, providing a safety net for their families in case the breadwinner is incapacitated. Maybank Singapore committed SGD150,000 to pay for the premiums.

18 April 2012

Maybank Singapore re-launched the Maybank Business Platinum MasterCard, becoming the first bank to include an option for companies to feature their company logo and name on a business credit card. This exclusive feature is a complimentary service for businesses to showcase their brand to partners and associates.

19 April 2012

Maybank Foundation expanded its local scholarship programme to include, for the first time, scholarships for pre-university levels. The Foundation awarded full scholarships to 19 deserving students to pursue their dreams at top public and private local universities. These young achievers were shortlisted from over 1,000 applications.

20 April 2012
Maybank expanded its Manchester United partnership with the launch of the Manchester United Debit Card, targeting 50,000 cardholders in the first year. The card was unveiled by the Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, in conjunction with Permodalan Nasional Berhad's investment week, Minggu Saham Amanah Malaysia 2012 held in Sabah.
22 April 2012

BII held its inaugural "BII Maybank Bali Marathon" - an international marathon event which saw over 2,000 participants from around the world.

23 April 2012

Maybank Kim Eng officially launched its new brand in Thailand, setting a target to remain as top broker in the country.

26 April 2012

Maybank Singapore CEO, Pollie Sim, received the 2012 Pacific Rim Bankers Program (PRBP) Distinguished Leadership Award at the PRBP's 35th Anniversary Banquet in Hong Kong. The Award was a global recognition of her relentless pursuit of leadership and organisational excellence through continuous learning, competency developement and building a strong pipeline of talent for future growth.

29 April 2012

Maybank rewarded its Maybankard Manchester United card members with an exclusive opportunity to meet Manchester United football legends, Denis Irwin and Paul Parker as well as view the Premier League Trophy at the official launch of the Maybank Manchester United Platinum Visa Card.

2 May 2012

The Service and Innovation Excellence Centre - i.InSPIRE (i. Innovate & Serve with Passion, Integrity, Responsibility & empathy) was launched in Maybank Singapore. The umbrella centre will elevate service and innovation excellence in the Bank to a new level.

11 May 2012
Maybank Singapore was conferred a Special Commendation for Service Excellence in Customer Experience at the Banking & Payments Asia (BPA) Trailblazer Awards.
12 May 2012

Maybank Singapore was conferred the Excellence Award – People's Association Community Spirit Awards 2012 for the second time. Maybank was the only bank out of the nine recipients.

12 May 2012

BII launched the "BII KPR Bebas Bunga" (mortgage without interest rate) - a new home loan product that enables customers to enjoy interest as low as 0% by linking their mortgages with their own savings account or that of their relatives.

13 May 2012

BII celebrated its 53rd anniversary.

14 May 2012

BII collaborated with Yayasan Mitra Dhuafa to provide micro financing facilities for approximately 1,250 women who are members of Koperasi Mitra Dhuafa in West Java, Central Java and Yogyakarta.

21 May 2012

MPI inaugurated its Lipa Branch in Batangas City to reach out to more customers in an area known for its growing agriculture, commerce and consumer markets.

22 May 2012

Maybank Singapore CEO, Pollie Sim was conferred the DFICP Title – Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional – by The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF). The title was the highest certification mark for a financial practitioner in Singapore under the FICS framework, which is the national accreditation and certification framework for the financial industry.

23 May 2012

MPI launched its iDrive for an iGadget promo for Auto Loans to target the young, tech saavy market.

24 May 2012
Maybank reported a profit after tax and minority interest (PATAMI) of RM1.35 billion for the three months ended 31 March 2012, up 17.9% from RM1.14 billion in March 2011. Group profit before tax for the period was up 20.2% to RM1.89 billion.

8 June 2012

Maybank Singapore was one of the main sponsors of the Economic Society of Singapore annual dinner. The event, graced by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, was attended by over 650 guests including key policy makers, businessmen and professionals.

11 June 2012

Maybank@Clementi, located in CityVibe, opened its doors to the public. Located strategically near the Clementi MRT station and the future Clementi Central Hub, the branch is ideal for the delivery of tailored small business, corporate and retail consumer banking services to entrepreneurs, middle working class, students, families and HDB heartlanders.

15 June 2012
BII teamed up with The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to optimise transaction banking services such as cash management, payments, collections and transfers. Under this arrangement, BII will be able to leverage on RBS' transaction services such as Domestic and International Payments, liquidity management service, trade finance and supply chain financing. BII will also have the opportunity to cross-sell its services in corporate and retail banking while RBS will benefit from BII's wide network.

16 June 2012

BII entered into a strategic partnership with I-Remit Inc. for the introduction of its remittance services via BII branches.

17 June 2012

BII introduced the BII-JCB Platinum Card, the first JCB Platinum Credit Card in Indonesia.

20 June 2012

Maybank Foundation and Perdana Leadership Foundation jointly organised an essay competition entitled "Shaping the Nation: Our Rights and Responsibilities as Malaysian Citizens". The competition was launched by the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia and the Honorary President of Perdana Leadership Foundation, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

21 June 2012

A total of 514 children of Maybank employees were awarded the Maybank Group Staff's Children Academic Excellence Awards, totaling over RM250,000. The cash awards of between RM300 and RM2,000 each, were given to students who excelled in the 2011 PMR, SPM and STPM examinations.

25 June 2012
Maybank Singapore was global coordinator for a SGD5.1billion syndicated facility for integrated resort operator, Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd (MBS), which is one of only two integrated resorts in Singapore. The purpose of the facility was to refinance the development loan for the integrated resort and to finance general corporate funding requirements of MBS.

26 June 2012

Maybank reaffirmed its support for Hospital Selayang's Liver Transplant Centre with a cash contribution of RM162,000 from the Maybank Foundation. The contribution comprised RM150,000 pledged by the Foundation, while the remaining RM12,000 was collected from fundraising events initiated by the Group at the Maybank Malaysia Badminton and Golf Open tournaments in January and April 2012 respectively.

29 June 2012

Twenty-two students received the first-of-its-kind Maybank Foundation Scholarship Awards, in which they were given the opportunity to pursue their education at any of 36 selected top foreign universities from preuniversity level. The total value of the scholarships was RM13.2 million.

30 June 2012

As part of its ongoing corporate responsibility initiatives, Maybank Cambodia, in collaboration with the Ladies Association of the Embassy of Malaysia in Cambodia contributed water pumps to the Kampong Samrong, community in Taken Province.

2 July 2012
BII entered into a partnership with Shinkin Central Bank (SCB) of Japan to offer a series of banking products and services to SCB customers and partners in Indonesia. Under this agreement, SCB customers are able to use the transaction banking services of BII's network in Indonesia.
4 July 2012

Maybank Singapore won "Your Choice @ Focus, Singapore PMEB's Most Favorite Brand of Credit Card issued by a Foreign Bank" with the Maybank Platinum Visa Card for the second consecutive year. This award offered white collar workers the opportunity to vote for their favourite brands and to publicly recognise and honour those brands that strive to provide them quality products and services. Maybank Singapore won the same award in 2011.

10 July 2012
Etiqa Takaful Berhad took home three awards at the 6th International Takaful Summit held in London. Etiqa Takaful received the ‘Best Bancatakaful' award, ‘Best Marketing' award and the flagship trophy – the ‘Best Takaful Company' award. This is the third year Etiqa Takaful won the ‘Best Bancatakaful' award and the second year in which it was recognised as ‘Best Takaful Company' and having the ‘Best Marketing'.
10 July 2012

BII entered into a partnership with Seto Shinkin Bank (SSB) of Japan to serve SSB customers in Indonesia. These include account services, local currency lending, remittance, trade finance, foreign exchange and treasury products, amongst others.

11-14 July 2012

The BII Maybank Asian Development Tour (ADT) Golf Challenge, offering prize money totaling USD50,000, was held in Jakarta as part of Maybank Group's efforts to support the development of golf in the region.

17 July 2012

Etiqa Takaful added another feather to its cap when it grabbed the Best Takaful Institution award at the Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards in Kuala Lumpur.

18 July 2012
Maybank Philippines Inc. (MPI) signed a contract with Phoenix Petroleum to provide financing for its expansion programme. Phoenix is the No.1 independent oil player in the Philippines and one of the most aggressive in terms of retail expansion.
30 July 2012

BII reported a profit after tax and minority interest of Rp592 billion for the six months ended 30 June 2012, up 61% from Rp367 billion as at 30 June 2011. This was the highest ever PATAMI recorded by BII since 1997. The Bank's profit before tax reached Rp824 billion, up 59% compared to the previous corresponding period.

30 July 2012

Maybank signed a five-year partnership to be the official retail bank for the interactive theme park, LEGOLAND® Malaysia. The partnership enabled Maybank to tap into the country's growing tourism market as well as to build its brand presence to an international audience.

1 August 2012
MPI participated in Vistaland's PHP4.8 billion fixed rate corporate notes issuance. Vistaland is one of the top real estate developers in the Philippines with a presence in urban areas all over the country.
2 August 2012

BII entered into a partnership with PT Bank Nusantara Parahyangan, Tbk (BNP) for the introduction of Western Union services. BNP will be BII's sub-agent for Western Union transactions at its 60 branches, including money transfers by overseas workers. BII is now in partnership with 140 sub-agents, providing a total of 680 outlets in Indonesia.

6 August 2012

MPI inaugurated its 53rd branch in Tarlac, a city in Central Luzon and north of Metro Manila.

8 August 2012

Maybank joined forces with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) and MasterCard Worldwide to introduce Southeast Asia's first ever MasterCard Prepaid University Smart Card for LUCT employees and students.

10 August 2012

BII donated a Laser Indirect Opthalmoscope (LIO) for retinoblastoma to Yayasan Rumah Anyo. This device will help in the early detection of eye cancer.

16 August 2012

Maybank announced that profit after tax and minority interest for the half-year ended 30 June 2012 surged 21.2% to a new record of RM2.78 billion, on the back of an 18% growth in revenue. Group profit before tax was up 18.7% to RM3.92 billion.

22 August 2012

Maybank Singapore launched its mobile banking app for both the iPhone and iPad. This enables users to conduct regular internet banking transactions such as balance enquiries, funds transfers and bill payments.

23 August 2012

Maybankers from Maybank (Cambodia) Plc. organised a voluntary staff fund-raising to support the Kantha Bopha Hospitals which provide free healthcare to 85% of Cambodia's children.

23 August 2012

Maybank Singapore was conferred the Website of the Year – Singapore award in the Asian Banking & Finance Retail Banking Awards 2012. The award recognised the website's ease of navigation, minimum loading time and up-to-date information.

24 August 2012
Maybank Singapore was named Employer Award of the Year (GOLD) by Asian Banking & Finance Magazine (ABF). This award category was newly introduced this year and Maybank Singapore was the only Gold Winner.

24 August 2012
Maybank Singapore executed the first Islamic Profit Rate Swap on the back of a syndicated Islamic loan, establishing its capability in Islamic hedging solutions.

1 September 2012

MPI signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) to support its Direct Remittance Pension Servicing System (DRPSS). The DRPSS aims to improve the pension benefits delivery for Filipino Veterans and was a highlight of the PVAO's 40th founding anniversary.

3 September 2012

Maybank@Clementi was officially launched by Maybank Group Chief Financial Officer Mohamed Rafique Merican. The Branch is strategically near the Clementi MRT station and the future Clementi Central Hub.

3 September 2012

Maybank held its first Investor Day in Singapore on for analysts and fund managers from Singapore and Malaysia.

6 September 2012

Maybank launched two new retirement plans, tapping into a growing market segment and aiming for some RM250 million in premiums in the first year. The Smart Retirement plan is a regular premium endowment with guaranteed yearly cash payout. The Golden Retirement plan is a single premium investment-linked plan that guarantees minimum 110% of original investment as well as life insurance coverage.

6 September 2012

BII launched its Paperless Account Opening System to reduce service time, making it the first Indonesian bank to offer such a facility.

7 September 2012

BII introduced the BII KPR Floating Rate, a mortgage product that offers customers the lowest floating rate of BI Rate + 3.5%.

14 September 2012
Maybank successfully priced its USD800 million Regulation S Tier 2 Capital Subordinated Notes under its USD5.0 billion Multicurrency Medium Term Note Programme. This was the largest Regulation S US Dollar Lower Tier 2 capital issuance by an Asian bank outside Japan and also marked the largest ever US Dollar bond issuance by a Malaysian financial institution.

19 September 2012
BII entered into a partnership with Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank (OKB) of Japan to become the transaction bank for OKB customers in Indonesia. Under this partnership, BII provides market information, banking services, trade finance, foreign exchange and other treasury products to the customers.

22 September 2012

Believed to be the biggest one-day corporate responsibility (CR) initiative ever by a Malaysian company and the Maybank Global CR Day was back for its third consecutive year. The event saw over 21,000 Maybank employees - from Malaysia as well as its global offices – coming together to reaffirm their commitment to social and community development. Employees participated in various initiatives in the areas of environmental conservation, educational and community development, and health and welfare.

22 September 2012

In Indonesia, BII handed over newly built clean water infrastructure for seven villages, providing access to clean water for more than 1,300 Merapi residents in Magelang, Central Java.

22 September 2012
Maybank Islamic entered into a partnership with the Pediatric Centre of the National Heart Institute (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur, pledging RM1.5 million to the centre. IJN will work with Maybank Islamic over the next five years to promote health.

22 September 2012
Over 1500 Maybank staff raised about SGD150,000 for the Special Olympics Singapore, which empowers persons with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit and productive through competition. The Singapore Sports Council matched dollar-for-dollar the amount raised.

29 September 2012

In recognition of Maybank Singapore's outstanding support and contribution towards helping needy families in the Central Singapore District, the Bank was conferred the Excellence Award in the Central Singapore Corporate Appreciation Award 2012 for the second consecutive year.

2 October 2012

Maybank Singapore introduced the Maybank World MasterCard to capture a greater share of consumers in the affluent segment.

8 October 2012

Maybank announced the successful completion of a bookbuilding exercise in relation to its private placement, raising approximately RM3.66 billion (USD1.2 billion) at a narrow discount to the market price. The private placement ranked as the largest in Malaysia's corporate history and was well received by both domestic and foreign institutional investors.

11 October 2012

Maybank announced its continued collaboration with the Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) to further raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation efforts.

11 October 2012

After having launched its merchant acquiring business in the Philippines, Maybank Philippines introduced the Maybank Credit Card in the country with partners Visa and Mastercard.

12 October 2012

Maybank Singapore was awarded the Work-Life Excellence Award 2012, the fourth time it won this biennial award. The award recognises employers who have shown commitment in responding to their employees' work-life needs and implemented successful work-life strategies.

13 October 2012

Etiqa Insurance & Takaful received five awards at the 13th Customer Relationship Management & Contact Centre (CCAM) Industry Awards Ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur. The awards won were Silver for Best In-House Inbound Contact Centre and Best Video for Contact Centre; and Bronze for Best Process Excellence Contact Centre, Best Technology Innovation Contact Center and Best Contact Center Manager.

15 October 2012
Maybank officially opened the Beijing Branch, its third branch in the Greater China region, after Hong Kong and Shanghai.
15 October 2012

MPI hosted a briefing on investing in Labuan for top clients of the Bank. The briefing was conducted by a delegation from Maybank International Labuan Ltd. and officials from the trade offices and government of Labuan.

16 October 2012

Etiqa Takaful Berhad was once again awarded The Most Outstanding Takaful Company in the KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards Ceremony 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. This marked the fifth year in a row in which Etiqa Takaful received this award which honours the significant effort and contributions of individuals and institutions in developing the Islamic finance industry.

24 October 2012

Maybank hosted a three-day art exhibition entitled "Nurkilan Jiwaku" at Menara Maybank. The result of a unique collaboration between Maybank Foundation, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the Malaysian Council of Rehabilitation, the exhibition saw a group of People with Disabilities (PWD) displaying their artistic works. A total of 19 paintings were sold, raising some RM20,000 for the PWD.

29 October 2012

BII reported a record profit after tax and minority interest (PATAMI) of Rp922 billion for the nine months ended 30 September 2012, up 66%. The Bank's profit before tax also increased significantly by 62%, reaching a milestone Rp1.3 trillion compared to Rp790 billion in the previous corresponding period.

29 October 2012

Maybank launched its single premium, capital guaranteed investment-linked insurance plan, AUSpicious10, aiming to raise RM300 million by end December 2012. AUSpicious10 offered customers the opportunity and flexibility to invest in a selection of investment funds focused on Australia, all within one single plan.

2 November 2012

BII settled its bonds issuance of Rp3 trillion as stage 2 of the Public Offering. The first stage was held in December 2011. The bonds were issued in two series, Seri A for a term of three years and Seri B for a term of five years. The bond issuances aim to strengthen BII's capital structure and both have been listed in Bursa Efek Indonesia as at 1 November 2012.

5 November 2012
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak officially opened the Maybank Lao Branch in Vientiane. The opening of the Lao branch marked the completion of the Group's footprint in all ten ASEAN nations.
5 November 2012

MPI opened its 54th branch, the Main Office Branch at the new Maybank Corporate Centre in Taguig. The branch features advanced technologies like internet kiosks and iPads for the use of customers, a play area for children, and a coffee and tea station.

7 November 2012

BII launched its BII-Maybank Scholarships, awarding full scholarships worth Rp10 billion to top students from underprivileged families in 33 Indonesian provinces.

9 November 2012

Maybank announced profit after tax and minority interest (PATAMI) of RM4.29 billion for the nine months ended 30 September 2012, up 18.2% from the RM3.63 billion recorded in the nine months to September 2011. Group profit before tax was up 15.6% to RM5.95 billion.

14 November 2012

Thirty Maybank security personnel received their certificates as Auxiliary Police Officers after successfully completing a rigorous nine-week training session at the Police Training Academy in Kuala Lumpur. The 30 made up the first batch of trainees of the Group's in-house security force and consisted of six Security Supervisors and 24 Security Guards.

19 November 2012

Maybank was the first bank in Singapore to introduce the Maybank Smart TV App, leveraging on the full capabilities of the Samsung Smart TV to create a truly innovative online service and engagement channel for customers and noncustomers alike. This was aimed at raising the Bank's service levels and increasing its acquisition and cross-selling potential.

21 November 2012
Maybank launched its enhanced Regional Cash Management platform, delivered through its state-of-the-art web-based Maybank2E platform in Singapore to tap into Asia's fast growing cash management market. The platform will enable the Bank to meet the increasingly regional transactional needs of global banking clients in all ten ASEAN countries as well as in China and Hong Kong.
23 November 2012

Maybank Group successfully closed two regional syndication and one bilateral loan facilities totaling USD$1.15 billion in Manila for Genting Hong Kong Limited and its affiliate, Travellers International Hotel Group Inc., developers of the Resorts World project in Manila. This was the one of largest financings arranged by the Maybank Group in the Philippines.

24 November 2012

Maybank hosted the Maybank Photography Awards which successfully attracted more than 19,000 submissions nationwide. We were the first Malaysian bank to organise a photography competition of this magnitude. The works of the selected finalists were showcased at the Maybank Photography Awards Grand Finale held in 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya.

26-30 November 2012

The third edition of The Etiqa ASEAN Cup was staged at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC). Conducted by the Malaysian Golf Association and sponsored by Etiqa, the initiative aimed to develop the talents of young golfers.

28 November 2012

Maybank launched Maybank One Solution, a new bundled offering via kiosks.

12 December 2012

BII signed an agreement with Sintesa Group to provide a USD100 million financing facility.

18 December 2012

BII supported the launching of "BII Sukma Inspirasi", an e-magazine targeted at women entrepreneurs.

18 December 2012

Maybank Philippines Inc. (MPI) donated PHP500,000 to ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya in aid of victims of Typhoon Bopha, the strongest tropical cyclone to hit Mindanao, an island in southern Philippines.

28 December 2012

Maybank announced a six-month moratorium on monthly loan installments as well as waiver of certain charges on a case-to-case basis for business banking, SME banking and consumer banking customers in Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang and other areas which were affected by floods, effective 1 January 2013.

28 December 2012

Maybank expanded its network in Cambodia with the opening of its 12th branch, located at the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ).


1. Call for Contributions

2. Introduction

3. General Guidelines

4. Guidelines for Preparation of Abstract

5. Guidelines for Preparation of Paper

6. Further Enquiries


Call for Contributions

Perdana Leadership Foundation, a premier non-profit research and learning organisation dedicated to the study of Malaysian leadership and nation-building, invites authors/writers/researchers to contribute papers or articles for its book publication on “Blueprint of Malaysian Success” (working title) scheduled to be printed in 2018.



“The country’s development was phenomenal. Over 30 years or so, it was transformed from a rather poor agricultural country into the world’s 17th biggest trading nation, with 82 per cent of total exports of over USD100 billion made up of manufactured goods. Malaysia’s infrastructure is comparable to that of developed countries and includes a network of first-class highways that crisscross the country and reliable electricity and water supplies” (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, “A Doctor in the House”, 2011, pp. 503-504).

What policies, initiatives and/or factors accounted for Malaysia’s transformation from the agrarian backwater at the point of its independence from the British colonial power into its present status as one of the world’s biggest trading nations? This book aims to not only describe but more importantly, to also explain the policies, initiatives and/or factors that accounted for Malaysia’s success. Besides identifying the major policies, initiatives and/or factors that have altered the development path of the nation, the papers or articles in this book present a rigorous and critical quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of the benefits as well as challenges faced in their implementation or execution.

By adopting a mandatory pre- and post-intervention model, each paper or article is able to not only elucidate the efficacy of the change but also to historically trace the advances achieved by the intervention. This model allows for a critical “before and after” examination that augurs well for the derivation of lessons learnt from the Malaysian experience. In addition, papers or articles in this book may provide a cross-country comparison to serve as a benchmark for the quantitative and/or qualitative analysis carried out by the authors/writers/researchers.

This book is envisioned to serve as a major learning resource and reference for policymakers, students, researchers, academicians, writers and the reading public in Malaysia and around the world. The significance of this book is established by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s foreword in setting the tone for its content and positioning it as a critical resource and reference on Malaysian leadership and nation-building.

Papers or articles in this book shall be organized into several major parts including but not limited to such sectors on Economics, Education, Business and Social. Sector classification of a submitted and accepted paper or article may be predetermined by the authors/writers/ researchers but its final classification is subjected to the discretion of the appointed Editorial Board for the book.

Several key analyses will include but are not limited to the following policies, initiatives and themes:

  • Malaysia’s brand of constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy
  • Policies and initiatives on urban and rural development
  • Educational policies and initiatives
  • The New Economic Policy for social engineering and poverty eradication
  • Shift of economic focus from agriculture to manufacturing
  • Incorporation of Islamic values in politics, economics and society
  • Buy British Last policy
  • Look East policy
  • 1997/98 currency crisis remedy
  • Development of local automotive industry
  • Heavy automotive industrialisation policy and initiatives
  • Privatisation
  • Malaysia Incorporated
  • Shift in foreign policy
  • Putrajaya
  • Multimedia Super Corridor


General Guidelines

1. Interested authors/writers/researchers are invited to submit a 500-word abstract of the paper or article by 30 April 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The abstract should contain the following information:

  1. Title of the paper or article
  2. Background and objectives
  3. Method
  4. Results
  5. Conclusion

2. The abstracts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board based on content, significance, originality, relevance and overall presentation. Each abstract will be reviewed by at least two different reviewers. Based on the scores given by the reviewers, the abstract may be selected for:

  • Amended abstracts will undergo a second review process similar to the first review process. However, the outcome of the second review will either be an acceptance or a rejection the abstract. For accepted abstracts, the authors/writers/researchers are expected to submit a full paper or article three months after the notification date.  
  • Upon receipt of the full papers or articles, they will each be further reviewed by at least two reviewers. Based on the scores given by the reviewers, the authors/writers/researchers will be notified of one of the following probable outcomes:
  • - Acceptance of the paper or article with little or no amendment for publication;
    - Acceptance of the paper or article with the condition of certain amendments to be made and resubmitted by a specific date; or

  - Rejection of the paper or article for publication. (PLF may decide to also publish a Book of Abstracts as an option).

3. Authors/writers/researchers are expected to strictly adhere to the specified concept for the book and the above-stated guidelines and timelines.   Failure to do so may result in the exclusion of the paper or article from  thepublication.

4. Authors/writers/researchers of papers or articles accepted for publication will be fully acknowledged for their contribution in the book itself as well as being furnished with a Certificate of Appreciation issued by the Perdana Leadership Foundation and signed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. A complimentary copy of the book shall also be given to each contributor.

5. Presented in two pages in Times New Roman font.


Guidelines for the Preparation of the Abstract

Submitted abstracts must fulfill the following requirements:

1. The first page should contain the following information:

- Title of the paper or article

- Full name of all contributors

- Each contributor’s organization, address and telephone number

- Key contact name and email address

2. The second page is the content of the abstract of 500 words or less providing the following information:

- Title of the paper or article

- Background and objectives

- Method

- Results

- Conclusion

3. Content of the abstract should be presented in one paragraph, single spacing using Times New Roman font size 10.

4. Please email the abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. Outcome of the abstract review shall also be communicated through email to the key contact email address.

6. It depicts and fulfills the full development of the accepted abstract as well as the concept and objective of the book.


Guidelines for the Preparation of the Full Paper or Article

The full paper or article submission must adhere to the following requirements:

1. It should be original in content, rigorous and analytical in approach with quantitative and/or qualitative evidences supporting each supposition.

2. It should be between 3,000 to 5,000 words in length, including references and appendices.

3. References within the body of the text and at the end of the paper or article should conform to the APA (American Psychological Association) citation standards.

4. The full paper or article should be organised in the following manner:

  • Cover page with the title of the paper or article, full name of all contributors, organization name, address and telephone number as well as the key contact name and email address
  • Main body of the paper or article organised as follows:
    1. Title of the paper or article
    2. Full name of all contributors
    3. One paragraph, single-spaced abstract of 500 words or less
    4. Key words (identification of five key words or less that represent the content of the paper or article)
    5. Body of the text (can be divided into sections and subsections and presented in 1.5 spacing)
    6. References
    7. Appendices, if any

5. The full paper or article should be in Times New Roman font size 10, single spacing for the abstract and 1.5 spacing for the body of the text.

6. Please email the full paper or article to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before the last date of submission three months after the notification date of abstract acceptance. An email acknowledging receipt of the full paper or article shall be sent to the key contact email address within two working days of receipt.

7. Outcome of the full paper or article review shall also be communicated through email to the key contact email address.


Further Enquiries

For further enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 03-88858965 (Cik Maizatul) / 03-88858960 (Puan Nurul Humaira).


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