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theSun | MONDAY DECEMBER 15 2008 21

media & marketing

Air-conditioning goes green


Leading the way in Islamic by Syarifah Syazana
newsdesk@thesundaily.com

NO LONGER can you point the


ensuring more comfort.
Both series feature the Advanced
Plus e-ion Air Purifying System with
new Patrol Sensor which monitors

banking
finger at air-conditioners as being a and indicates air quality. The air pu-
threat to the environment, because rifying process is triggered automati-
Panasonic Malaysia Sdn Bhd has cally by the release of active e-ions
introduced 10 new models featuring whenever the number of air borne
exceptional air purifying capabilities particles rises to an unhealthy level,
and eco-friendly characteristics. deactivating 99% of these particles
The air-conditioners are marketed for cleaner and healthier air.
by Ashley Khoo Islamic finance under the Envio 12 and Envio P2 se- The brightness indication dis-
newsdesk@thesundaily.com offerings through ries equipped with a new eco-inspired play on Envio’s Patrol Sensor has
our extensive design and a variety of enhanced been redesigned to be non-disrup-
MAYBANK won the award network and features including efficient cooling. tive to sleep and can be dimmed for
for Most Outstanding Islamic strategic alliances,” The eco-friendly attrib-
Retail Banking at the 5th Kuala Maybank Islamic utes of the Envio 12 series
Lumpur Islamic Finance Forum CEO Ibrahim include an ozone-friendly
recently. Hassan said. R410A refrigerant which
The award is given to honour Maybank Ibrahim (left) receives the award from Nor Mohamed. prevents further depletion
and acknowledge significant efforts Islamic has as well as inverter technol-
and contributions by individuals expanded its range Islamic offerings to some of our ogy that can save energy
and institutions in developing the of products and services to enhance international locations. We will by up to 50%.
Islamic finance industry. its leadership position since its strive to share our Islamic finance “The savings are made
“Maybank Islamic has played a establishment in January. banking expertise to enhance possible by regulating
primary role in the development “Maybank Islamic is able to Malaysia’s increasing importance compressor rotation
of Islamic financing in the country, leverage on Maybank’s network as a model Islamic banking and speeds with precision to
including innovation of products which is the country’s largest finance hub,” Ibrahim said. deliver the right amount
and services. As the largest financial services network The awards were presented by of cooling power adjusted
Islamic banking player, we are comprising 12 Islamic branches. Finance Minister II Tan Sri Nor to meet changes in room (From left) Panasonic HA Air-conditioning MD
well-positioned to extend our “We have also extended selected Mohamed Yakcop. temperature. The inverter Toshiyuki Sakai, Endoh and Panasonic (M) Home
also assures quick and Appliances marketing manager Tong Sai Cheong
powerful cooling upon at the launch of the Envio 12 and P2 series.
Lend a helping hand these organisations for the sake of the
children.
start-up, making comfort-
able cooling achievable 1.5
WATSONS has launched an umbrella Shelter through the sales,” he said. “The management and operation of times faster, with less energy spent further comfort.
sale to raise funds for the Society for The three-fold umbrellas, priced at these organisations require substantial on reaching a set temperature,” Envio 12 series air conditioners
the Severely Mentally Handicapped, RM7, are small and perfect to carry funds for a team of dedicated staff that Panasonic Malaysia managing direc- are priced from RM1,359 to RM3,089,
Selangor & Federal Territory (SSMH) around or give as a Christmas gift. can provide for the children,” Maffey tor Tony Endoh said. and Envio P2 RM1,179 to RM3,369.
and the Shelter Home for Children. Maffey said for every umbrella sold, said. Envio 12 not only helps preserve Under a consumer campaign
Watsons Malaysia general manager RM1 will be donated to each of the The charity drive runs in conjunction the environment and reduce your which runs until Feb 20 in conjunc-
Neil Maffey said the effort was a Christ- organisations. with the Watsons Christmas Sale, with electricity bills, it also prevents sore tion with the product launch, Pana-
mas charity drive aimed at “giving back The umbrellas are available at all discounts and exclusive offers on prod- throats and skin drying out with the sonic Malaysia will give away a free
to the community”. Watsons outlets nationwide. ucts as well as limited edition Disney new Mild Dry Cooling feature that multi flask with every purchase of
“Watsons will contribute a mini- “I hope customers will take the Merchandise. maintains a relative humidity 10% an air-conditioner. For more, log on
mum of RM10,000 each to SSMH and opportunity to contribute to both of Both events end on Jan 4. higher than regular cooling, thus to www.panasonic.com.my.