World Biggest Technology Companies by Countries

I want to compare which countries have the most influence in technology. So I did my studies based on world biggest technology companies.

world biggest technology companies
world biggest technology companies

US still dominates technology with 50% of world biggest technology companies come from this country.

Followed by Japan (3), China (2), South Korea (2) and Taiwan (1).

From Y2018 to Y2019, number of companies from each country remains the same but China technology companies share in term of revenue increase marginally by 0.91% at the expenses of South Korea and the United States.

Besides, only US represents the Western countries which have biggest technology companies while the rest are all from Far East.

Reference:

Wikipedia – World Biggest Technology Companies

Surat Rayuan Pengurangan Cukai Taksiran Majlis Perbandaran

Saya amat terkejut dengan kadar cukai taksiran di Bentong sebanyak RM1,077.30 setahun untuk sebuah kondominium bersaiz 818 kaki persegi.

Ianya amatlah mahal jika dibandingkan dengan kadar cukai taksiran di Shah Alam di mana rumah teres hanyalah RM280.80.

Disertakan contoh surat bantahan cukai taksiran untuk mereka yang ingin menyerahkan bantahan kepada mana-mana majlis perbandaran.

Contoh Surat Bantahan Cukai Taksiran

contoh surat bantahan cukai taksiran majlis perbandaran
contoh surat bantahan cukai taksiran majlis perbandaran

Klik sini untuk contoh dalam PDF surat bantahan cukai taksiran Majlis Perbandaran.

Proses Bantahan

  1. Majlis Perbandaran akan menghantar surat kepada pemilik mengenai kadar cukai taksiran yang dikenakan.
  2. Pemilik hendaklah menghantar surat bantahan kepada Majlis Perbandaran
  3. Menghadiri sesi bantahan dan menerangkan dari segi fakta kenapa pemilik menganggap cukai taksiran adalah tinggi seperti perbandingan dengan Majlis Perbandaran yang lain.
  4. Majlis Perbandaran akan menggunakan akta kerajaan negeri tempatan untuk mempertahankan kadar cukai taksiran yang diberi.
  5. Majlis Perbandaran akan menghantar surat mengenai pengurangan atau mengekalkan kadar cukai taksiran selepas sesi bantahan tersebut.
  6. Jika Majlis Perbandaran telah menghantar bil cukai taksiran  anda hendaklah membayar terlebih dahulu.Jika bantahan cukai taksiran berjaya, Majlis Perbandaran akan mengubah dan mengambil kira bayaran yang terlebih untuk bayaran bil akan datang.

Pengalaman Menghadiri Sesi Bantahan Cukai Taksiran Majlis Perbandaran Bentong pada 23 September 2020

sesi bantahan cukai taksiran majlis perbandaran bentong 23 september 2020
sesi bantahan cukai taksiran majlis perbandaran bentong 23 september 2020
cukai taksiran majlis perbadaran bentong 2020
cukai taksiran majlis perbadaran bentong 2020

Majlis Perbandaran Bentong masih membenarkan pemilik untuk hadir sesi bantahan walaupun tidak menghantar surat. Cukup hanya menghantar email sebelum sesi bermula.

Sesi dimulakan dengan pengenalan kepada ahli-ahli majlis perbandaran yang hadir untuk mendengar sesi bantahan.

Pemilik menerangkan kenapa kadar cukai taksiran dianggap tinggi:

  • Perbandingan dengan kadar cukai taksiran Majlis Perbandaran yang lain
  • Fakta yang berkaitan dengan peribadi contoh telah  bersara, kos hidup yang tinggi.
  • Skop kerja Majlis Perbandaran tidak banyak terutama untuk kondomium di mana kebersihan kawasan dan landscaping diuruskan sendiri oleh JMB.

Majlis Perbandaran akan mempertahankan kadar cukai taksiran berdasarkan akta kerajaan negeri tempatan yang telah diluluskan di mana cukai taksiran dikira berdasarkan kadar dan harga rumah.

 

 

 

Majlis Perbandaran Bentong Submit General Complaint

I was looking to submit my road complaint from Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, Pahang website. I just found its email but after sending email, no reply from them.

Fortunately someone informed me that all local council use SISPAA (Sistem Pengurusan Aduan Awam) to submit any complaint to local council.

For Majlis Perbandaran Bentong, you can submit your complaint here:

Majlis Perbandaran Bentong SISPAA – Submit General Complaint

majlis perbandaran bentong submit general complaint
majlis perbandaran bentong submit general complaint

To check your complaint status:

Majlis Perbandaran Bentong SISPAA – Check Complain Status

majlis perbandaran bentong check complaint status
majlis perbandaran bentong check complaint status

The good thing is, MPB does update the complaint status.

majlis perbandaran bentong update complaint status
majlis perbandaran bentong update complaint status

How To Do Prepayment of AIA Housing Loan

I hava a housing loan with AIA which carries 4.99% fixed interest rate. At current OPR of 1.75%, this interest rate is quite high.

So to reduce the interest, I decided to do extra payment or prepayment to my housing loan.

I contacted AIA and they shared me the method using Maybank2u. I think  it will be similar with other internet banking.

Maybank2u Payee Method

  1. After login to Maybank2u, select Pay.
  2. Add as favorite. Select AIA Bhd as Payee. Put your policy number without letter M.
  3. Request TAC after add as favorite, you can pay any amount you want. There is no minimum amount.
aia prepayment - m2u select pay
aia prepayment – m2u select pay
aia prepayment add new favorite AIA Bhd
aia prepayment add new favorite AIA Bhd
aia prepayment - policy number without M
aia prepayment – policy number without M

AIA Mortgage Contact Details

Telephone: 03 2056 3359 / 03 2056 3374
Email: my.loan@aia.com
Document from AIA regarding prepayment

Mobile Data Coverage & Speed at Genting Permai Maxis, Celcom, Digi, Unifi Mobile & Yes

I go to Genting Permai quite often. For all Malaysians, we are addicted to fast internet access. Based on my experience and feedback from friends below are the perceptive speed.

Mobile Data Coverage & Speed

As of June 2020

Maxis: Fast
Yes: Fast
Celcom: Medium (620Kbps as of 06/08/2020)

celcom speed 620kbps genting permai 20200806
celcom speed 620kbps genting permai 20200806

Digi: Don’t have feedback yet
Unifi Mobile: Don’t have feedback yet

Genting Permai Location

genting permai mobile coverage speed
genting permai mobile coverage speed

 

Sharp Aquos Android TV Model 2TC42BG1X – How To Play Video From USB Drive

This is my first time having a Sharp TV and at same time Android TV. Most all of my TV is Samsung TV. Samsung has very good user experience and better quality in term of video & audio. Besides it can connect to my phone and has good after sales support.

I bought my first Sharp Android TV due to its cheaper price vs Samsung and plan to put it at my AirBnb unit.

I tried to play video from my USB drive using my Sharp Aquaos Android TV. To my dismay, it is very hard to do it, it is not intuitive like Samsung TV. Besides it is lacks of documentation even after Google it.

After try and error, I found how to do it.

Go to Dashbord by Pressing the “House Button” at the Remote Control Then Click Apps

sharp aquos android tv remote control
sharp aquos android tv remote control
sharp aquos android tv dashboard
sharp aquos android tv dashboard

Select & Clock Get More Apps

sharp aquos android tv get more apps
sharp aquos android tv get more apps

Scroll Down and Select Video Players & Editors

sharp aquos android tv install video player
sharp aquos android tv install video player

Choose Nova Video Player

sharp aquos android tv select nova video player
sharp aquos android tv select nova video player

Click Install

sharp aquos android tv install nova video player
sharp aquos android tv install nova video player

After Installation, Click Open

sharp aquos android tv open nova video player
sharp aquos android tv open nova video player

Allow Nova Video To Access Your Files by Clicking Yes

sharp aquos android tv nova video player allows access
sharp aquos android tv nova video player allows access

Choose Network & Files and Select External Drive

sharp aquos android tv nova video player choose network files and external drive
sharp aquos android tv nova video player choose network files and external drive

Now You Can Start Browsing Your Movies inside USB drive

sharp aquos android tv nova video player browse movies
sharp aquos android tv nova video player browse movies

For Example, I Selected Doctor Strange

sharp aquos android tv nova player doctor strange
sharp aquos android tv nova player doctor strange

You Can Immediately Play or Choose Subtitle

sharp aquos android tv nova player play
sharp aquos android tv nova player play

Scroll Down and Choose Subtitle from Online or Inside the USB Drive

sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle
sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle

Inside the USB Drive Choose File Name with Underscore

The underscore file is created automatically by Sharp Aquos TV

sharp aquos android tv nova video player select subtitle with underscore
sharp aquos android tv nova video player select subtitle with underscore

Then Associate the File as Your Subtitle

sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle associate the file
sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle associate the file

Play the Movie and You Can See The Subtitle Starts Showing

sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle showing
sharp aquos android tv nova video player subtitle showing

 

How To Get Rid of Cockroaches – The Cheaper Way

My house is infected with German cockroaches. It is small cockroaches that show up in the dark at night. They like to creep among cups and glasses inside my kitchen cabinet.

I tried few methods such as the Ridsect bait and Perfector gel baits. Unfortunately it is not effective.

I wanted to call professional cockroach killer but usually they will charge around RM1,000 and claim can completely eradicated the infestation after 4 rounds of putting cockroach poison.

The Effective and Affordable Green Leaf Cockroach Bait Powder

I decided to try bait powder first and see its effect. I bought at Lazada for RM20 for 50 sachets.

bought poison powder at lazada
bought poison powder at lazada
green leaf cockroach poison powder
green leaf cockroach poison powder

I put the powder under my kitchen cabinets drawers within 2 days lots of German cockroaches died. The yellowish powder is the cockroach poison.

getting rid of cockroach
getting rid of cockroach
died cockroaches
died cockroaches

When I do inspection at my kitchen cabinet at night, I don’t see anymore the cockroaches crawling on my cups, glasses and plates.

You can buy the Green Leaf cockroach bait powder at RM24.50 with delivery charges.

lazada green leaf cockroach bait powder
lazada green leaf cockroach bait powder

Ineffective Ridsect Cockroach Bait

I did try for more than a year Ridsect cockroach bait. Put the baits where the cockroach like to hide but it seems the cockroaches population is getting bigger and daring.

You can buy it at RM11.30 at Jaya Grocer.

jayagrocer ridsect cockroach bait
jayagrocer ridsect cockroach bait

Ineffective Perfector Gel Bait

This one is expensive around RM22. You can buy it at Jaya Grocer as well. This method also proves ineffective tried it so many times for few years.

jaya grocer perfector cockroach gel bait
jaya grocer perfector cockroach gel bait

 

My TNB Bill Spike to RM606.85 for June 2020 Bill

In my previous post, I was happy that my bill was in line with my expectation. To my surprise,  when I see my TNB bill spike for June 2020, it is RM606.85.

On average, my monthly bill is RM260. MCO started in March.

So assuming my June bill is also RM260 so my bill is additional of RM346.85. According to TNB, during MCO (March to May) they did estimation only. The real meter reading is on June. So if I average out RM346.85 / 3  = RM115.60 additional per month.

Why divided by 3? Because I take from March till May only. Bear in mind, MCO started in 18th March. So it means March only half month we stayed at home.

So roughly my monthly bill during MCO is RM260 + RM115.60 = RM375.60.

Kedai Gunting DMSR Bukit Jelutong During RMCO

Barbershop is now open during Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

So I took this opportunity to have my hair cut. I went to my usual Kedai Gunting to have my hair cut after so many months. The price increase from RM14 to RM19.

kedai gunting rambut dmsr new rate
kedai gunting rambut dmsr new rate

As usual, before entering the barbershop you need to record your visit and sanitize your hand.

The barber has their protective gear to ensure we are safe from virus infection.

kedai gunting rambut dmsr new sop
kedai gunting rambut dmsr new sop

For anyone who are 60 years old and above can make an appointment from 10AM to 12PM.

kedai gunting rambut dmsr contact number
kedai gunting rambut dmsr contact number

To Make Appointment for 60 years old and above

Tel: 019 266 8093  / 010 892 7618