There are literally thousands of apps available for download across through a select handful are essential for those who call Malaysia home. Here is a selection of some of the most indispensable apps that Malaysians need to have on their phone. These apps work for both Android and iOS platforms.

 i- MY Mobile Rights .

The official app of the Communications & Multimedia Consumer Forum of Malaysia (CFM) is an essential addition for Malaysians and residents alike. It helps you determine the best mobile and broadband plans for your needs acts as a means to lodge service provider complaints and also offers an essential reading of the latest developments, issues, and news in the field.

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ii- EPF i-Akaun

If you have an Employee Provident Fund (EPF) account in your name, you’ll find this app very handy as it allows for convenient and immediate access to your account status. The clean layout allows for you to see critical information including eligibility for any withdrawals from your EPF account at a glance. You can also use it to find the nearest EPF offices if you require counter service.

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iii- myTNB

This official app from Tenaga Nasional Berhad enables you to track electricity usage in a clear and easy to understand fashion along with the ability to swiftly pay your bills within the app itself using major credit cards for multiple TNB accounts. You are also able to track prior usage and payment history as well as receive notifications of new bills rather than having to wait for the printed statement to arrive at your doorstep.

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iv- My Tabung

Bank Negara Malaysia’s official budget management app is a useful addition to your smartphone as it has a fairly modest resource footprint and has a clear and easy to understand user interface. Essentially, the My Tabung app helps you create a personal or household budget and lets you record income and expenditures under a variety of categories so you can easily get a bird’s eye view of your finances.

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The ‘Saya Ingin Tahu, 1 Malaysia Omni Call Centre’ app, also designated with the acronym SITI@1MOCC is a unique application by the Malaysian government that aims to empower the public and allows them to connect with and understands more about the various agencies that make up the government of Malaysia. This one-stop app allows users to find important updates, make inquiries or complaints and peruse information directories on selected government agencies.

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If you have encountered situations of profiteering, fraud or scams when you are buying or purchasing products or services in Malaysia, this official app helps you lodge a complaint straight to the Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) for proper action to be taken. The app also allows you to check the status of an investigation.

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vii- myHealth

When you need official information on where the nearest government medical facilities or dental clinics are or if you need to find out if a medical practitioner is registered or not, this official app by the Ministry of Health Malaysia ought to be your first port of call. The app also allows you to get answers to essential medical information and it even allows you to get a basic risk assessment of your own health.

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viii- VSP

An acronym for Volunteer Smartphone Patrol, VSP is an official application from Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) that enables users to send information or complaints that require the assistance of the police. VSP not only allows users file complaints, it also lists the nearest police contingent and enables you to help file a ‘balik kampung’ request so that the police can help keep an eye on your home while you are away.

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