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  • Biometric identity cards for foreigners studying in Malaysia?

    The Home Ministry is in talks with the Education Ministry on the proposed implementation of security featured biometric identity cards for foreign students studying in local institutions of higher learning said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on Wednesday.

    "We do have some problems with regard to foreign students.

    "We are currently in discussions with the Education Ministry to adopt the biometric identity card with security features such as barcode and RIFD chip for foreign students here," he told reporters at a press conference in Parliament lobby.

  • Experts: Malaysia should build smart cities that are people-oriented, not entirely tech-centric

    As a city dweller who has resided in Kuala Lumpur for almost 10 years, Salina Ahmad regularly finds herself stuck in traffic jams and often wonders why roads that used to be relatively clear are now congested all the time.

    Whether she is rushing to a meeting or buying groceries at a supermarket, the 42-year-old bank officer also experiences the frustration of searching for parking space in the city. Not only that, she is also concerned about her car's safety especially when it is parked in a dimly-lit alley at night.

  • Malaysia envisions having sustainable, competitive and disaster-ready cities

    Malaysia envisions having smart cities that integrate advanced technologies to improve the quality of life and public safety in a Cities 4.0 era, said Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin (pictured).

    She said these integrated technologies include 5G connectivity, a cashless economy, autonomous public transport, drone delivery, energy-efficient buildings, smart water treatment and waste management, as well as an Internet of Things (IoT)-oriented tracking and tracing system.

  • Malaysia introduces biometric vehicle ownership transfer system

    The Malaysian Road Transport Department is introducing a biometric system to replace its vehicle ownership transfer system.

    According to a report in The Star, the new system – called MySikap – is based on thumbprint biometrics and replaces a physical form system. The RTD handles an average of 1.4 million vehicle ownership transfers each year.

    MySikap has been implemented in some states from as early as 2011, though starting next week all Malaysians will be able to use the system.

  • Malaysia to use biometric system for tracking foreigners

    Malaysia is working to introduce a unique biometric tracking system, that it says will more effectively allow its Immigration Department to track foreigners who overstay.

    Many foreigners misuse their social visit passes and stay on in Malaysia to work illegally, including taking part in activities of vice.

    In the past, Malaysia has said that thousands of Indian nationals had stayed back in the country long after the expiry of their visas.

  • Malaysian government weighs biometric options for elections

    The Malaysian government is actively considering swapping out its existing indelible ink system for its voter verification exercises for a new biometric thumbprint alternative.

    Reported in The Star Online, a Federal minister made comments alluding to the potential technology acquisition and said an Election Committee will be formed soon.

    Having used the old indelible ink for so long, there has been some resistance to the potential new system. Reported in the Sun Daily, the Center for Public Policy Studies director Ng Yeen Seen said any policy before implementation needs proper analysis and a pilot study before execution.

  • MY: ‘Pay assessment’ feature on DBKL Mobis app

    The Mobile Information Service (Mobis) application by Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL) will be upgraded with the ability to allow assesment payments.

    “All they have to do is log in to their account and pay the assessments via a credit or debit card.

  • MyEG breaks into Indonesian e-govt market

    My E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG), through wholly owned sub-subsidiary My EG (Indonesia) Sdn Bhd, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding on investing in the leading e-government services provider in Indonesia, PT Cartenz Technology Indonesia, marking the group’s entry into the e-government space there.

    The partnership, subject to the fulfilment of certain terms and conditions, will entail an investment by MyEG of US$10 million (RM41.9 million) for up to a 40% interest. Further, MyEG and Cartenz will jointly implement real-time monitoring of business transactions for tax computation purposes across Indonesia.

  • MyEG buys controlling stake in restaurant review portal

    My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) is buying a 67% stake in the EatDrinkKL digital platform that provides reviews and news on the food and beverage businesses.

    In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the e-Government services provider said its unit My EG Capital Sdn Bhd had entered into a shareholders agreement with Essential Reviews Sdn Bhd - the sole owner of the EatDrinkKL’s intellectual property rights - and its only shareholder Sean Cornelius Yoong Wan Yen to purchase the stake.

  • MyEG diversifies portfolio

    MD Wong says company intends to increase the percentage of its commercial business.

    My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) has brushed aside notion that the bulk of its business activities were dependent on the Government.

    It said that commercial solutions and services now make up 70% of the group’s business activities, thus no longer rendering it just a concession for various e-government applications.

  • MyEG forms management and consultancy services unit

    My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) has incorporated a new subsidiary to provide management and consultancy services.

    In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the e-Government services provider said MY EG Management Services Sdn Bhd was set up with an authorised share capital of RM400,000.

  • MyEG hopeful on relationship with new govt

    E-government provider MyEG Services Bhd is cautiously optimistic that it will be able to work with the new Government of the day, and continue to roll out new e-government services while maintaining the service level of the current services which will continue to benefit the Malaysian public, consistent with the new Government’s manifesto.

    In a results filing with Bursa Malaysia detailing its prospects moving forward, MyEG said that in view of the recent pronouncements of the new Government to abolish the current GST regime, MyEG wishes to clarify that the company will wait for the official details by the Government with regard to the implementation of the new tax system before making the necessary announcements to Bursa.

  • MyEG on track for another record year with strong growth

    MY EG Services Bhd (MyEG) looks set for another record financial year with a double-digit growth, having delivered a 63% growth in earnings to RM53.9mil for the third quarter ended March 31, 2017.

    That raised its nine-month earnings to RM142.03mil, up 55% compared to the same period in the preceding financial year, according to the e-Government service provider’s latest interim financial report to the stock exchange.

  • MyEG revenue and profit higher

    My EG Services Bhd’s (MyEG) net profit for the fourth quarter rose 16.7% to RM59.48mil while revenue jumped 20.3% to RM105.1mil.

    The e-government services provider’s higher earnings and revenue were attributed to higher transaction volume from the online renewal of foreign workers’ permits (FWP), foreign workers rehiring programme services (FWR Services) and foreign workers’ insurance from both FWP and FWR Services.

  • MyEG secures another big job

    e-Government services provider gets mandate for online renewal of temporary permits for foreign workers

    Malaysia’s leading e-government services provider My E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG) landed another contract related to the foreign workers permit.

    The company, which already has the mandate for the online renewal of foreign workers permit, was given the job to handle the renewal of temporary employment pass for foreign workers (PLKS).

  • MyEG’s contract to register foreign workers extended till year-end

    My EG Services Bhd’s (MyEG) contract to manage the registration of illegal foreign workers under the rehiring programme has been extended until Dec 31, 2017.

    In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the e-Government services provider said it received a notification letter on Monday from the Home Affairs Ministry regarding the extension.

    The project was originally scheduled to run from Feb 15, 2016, to Aug 15, 2016.

  • Re-employment scheme positive for MyEG

    The government’s plan to allow the foreign worker re-employment scheme is a positive development for MyEG Services Bhd, according to CGS-CIMB Research.

    The brokerage said the development would improve MyEG’s job-matching business prospects and potentially leverage on its one-stop Covid-19 screening portal.

    CGS-CIMB reiterated “add” on MyEG, with an unchanged target price of RM1.80, based on 24 times forward earnings.

  • Reprogramming gender ratios in Malaysia's IT

    More of the country's women are working in computer science.

    When Candice Teoh took computer science at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, nearly 20 years ago, she was one of three female students in her class. Most other women, the 43-year-old recalls, preferred business computing.

    Today, Teoh is seeing an increasing number of women working alongside her as software engineers at Epicor Software Malaysia.

  • Stronger public private partnership required to drive Industry 4.0 in Malaysia

    • Entrepreneurs and SMEs need to assess fundamental aspects of their business
    • Time to take advantage of government policies, partner to accelerate digital businesses
    IDC believes that the 2019 Malaysia National Budget recently announced by Lim Guan Eng, the Finance Minister of Malaysia was an important incremental step in achieving Malaysia’s vision to become a fully connected digital economy.

  • This Malaysian city is green – and getting even greener

    Johor’s Iskandar Puteri still has some way to go before it can further reduce its carbon footprint and be as green it wants to be, but it is heading steadfastly in that direction.

    On Nov 22, 2017, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar officially proclaimed Iskandar Puteri as Johor’s second city after Johor Baru. This also made it the 14th city in Malaysia. The Johor Baru Central Municipal Council, which was established on March 1, 1978, was upgraded to the Iskandar Puteri City Council (MBIP) on Jan 1, 2001.

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