DiGi Interactively Delivers Hajj Guidance
DiGi launches first in Malaysia WAP service Taqwa for religious inspiration and guidance
Kuala Terengganu, May 6, 2006 - DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd ("DiGi") is taking another step closer in enriching the lives of the east coast communities with the launch of Taqwa, its latest interactive service.
The DiGi Taqwa WAP Portal was launched by YB Dato' Dr. Abdullah bin Md. Zin, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office at the official launch ceremony of Muzakarah, organised by Lembaga Tabung Haji.
According to Puan Yohani Yusof, General Manager - Head of Segment Marketing, "In conjunction with Muzakarah, DiGi is grateful for the support from Lembaga Tabung Haji in co-launching the Taqwa WAP Portal on this meaningful occasion."
"As a responsible organization, we strive to understand the needs of our communities, and for the east coast especially, religion is an important facet of life."
"Therefore, the launch of the Taqwa WAP portal is timely. It is a unique interactive service designed to serve as a daily companion for mobile phone users, who seek religious guidance, inspiration and information on the performance of Hajj." Yohani said.
TH Technologies Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lembaga Tabung Haji is the mobile content provider for DiGi Taqwa WAP Portal.
The collaboration with TH Technologies allows DiGi to deliver religious information and inspirational quotes through an interactive, seamless and easy-to-use mobile platform.
The mobile contents of Taqwa developed by TH Technologies are based on the "Haji dan Umrah" guidebooks published by the Counseling Department of Lembaga Tabung Haji.
Kamarul Bahrin Albakri, CEO of TH Technologies Sdn Bhd said that TH is pleased to work with DiGi in providing Hajj and Umrah mobile contents to the Muslim communities in Malaysia.
"We look forward to a long term partnership with DiGi in supporting the Muslim community in fulfilling their religious obligations through communications and technology," he added.
"DiGi subscribers can download information and relevant details on Ibadah Haji and Ibadah Umrah," Yohani added.
"The Taqwa service is also downloadable through the applications of Java, DiGi subscribers can make use of this service to download the various applications such as monthly Waktu Solat, Zikir, Asma Ul Husna and Mari Solat & Surah Lazim."
Other features of Taqwa also include SMS packages where DiGi subscribers can obtain religious quotes and guides such as 'Pedoman Adam' and 'Pedoman Hawa' for adults, and 'Pedoman Remaja', respectively for teenagers.
Taqwa service is available nationwide to both DiGi prepaid and postpaid subscribers.
The launch of Taqwa in Kuala Terengganu is in conjunction with Lembaga Tabung Haji's launch of Muzakarah and DiGi's nationwide tour of its GeGeRiuh Carnival, which kicked-off in Kelantan last week.
Corporate Communications Department
DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd
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