TM Info To Offer Two New Online Directories

(Bernama) — Telekom Malaysia Bhd’s (TM) wholly-owned subsidiary, TM
Info-Media Sdn Bhd (TMIM) plans to introduce an e-ICT and e-Home online
directories in its Yellow Pages soon.

TMIM’s Chief Executive Officer Nasaruddin Mohd Zaini said TM was
already in talks with several parties, including the Association of
Computer and Multimedia Industry Malaysia (PIKOM) on producing the
trade directories.

“We have been talking to PIKOM and other parties on the e-ICT
directory, and for an e-Home directory which will relate to decoration,
landscape and furniture. Hopefully, we can make them available soon,”
he told reporters here after a signing ceremony between TMIM,
International Islamic University Malaysia, FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd and
FriedChillies Media Sdn Bhd.

Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri
Sabri Yaakob, witnessed the partnership signing ceremony today, which
would pave the way for the three companies to jointly produce the
on-line version of Halal Pages (e-Halal), Malaysia Tourist Pages
(e-Holiday) and food and beverages outlets directory (e-Dining).

“The directories will be made available to subscribers free of
charge,” Nasaruddin said, adding that TMIM’s main revenue came from

Under the e-Halal directory, only halal-certified companies would
be allowed to place advertisements for their halal products, including
service providers like financial institutions and takaful companies.

The e-Holiday directory would enable customers to tap information
pertaining to holiday destinations, various attractions and festivals
in Malaysia while e-Dining would provide a list of restauransts, food
franchises, cafes as well as hotels in the country.

Meanwhile, TM’s Group Chief Executive Officer Datuk Zamzamzairani
Mohd Isa said the introduction of the three on-line directories was in
line with the current digital lifestyle of customers who prefered to
turn to the Internet to obtain contain numbers.