KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court Complex in Kota Baru is the latest location in the country to upgrade its court management systems with the expansion roll-out of the Omesti eCOURTS solution, including eFILING, a digital online system for filing and tracking cases.
The national expansion is part of the Federal Court of Malaysia programme to streamline court operations and deliver improved efficiency and productivity for the judiciary, court officers and legal practitioners.
Omesti Bhd (formerly Formis Resources Bhd) said in a statement that the Omesti eCOURTS team had been working closely with the Federal Court Chief Registrar’s Office and Nazri Ismail, deputy registrar for eKEHAKIMAN (eFILING), to help implement the system in additional locations.
“One of the key benefits of full integration is that no matter where lawyers are located, they can file online over a secure system. When fully rolled out to the rest of the locations throughout Peninsular Malaysia, the eCOURTS system will align court processes across the country and automate tracking of documents and cases, making it faster and easier for everyone,” he said.
“Lawyers are able to do things by themselves rather than coming to the Court and Court Officers will be able to access the information they need from anywhere at anytime,” he added.
Omesti group executive director Mah Xian-Zhen said: “This is a major milestone in the expansion roll-out of the eCOURTS system.
“Kota Baru is the third location to go live in the current expansion roll-out, and it is very encouraging to see that there has been such a positive response, particularly in Kota Baru.”
The Omesti eCOURTS solution was first introduced in Malaysia in 2009 with full integration achieved in 2011. Within the first 12 months alone, there was an 80% reduction in the number of pending cases and a 50% reduction in the time required for trial, judgment, filing and service, the company said.
Omesti has been working with the eFILING team to help implement the roadmap for further digital integration across the country.
(See also Star Online story “Mah Siew Kwok continues to raise interest in Omesti” that appeared on Tuesday.)