The information technology services provider told Bursa Malaysia that the contract would run from Aug 18, 2017, to Aug 17, 2020. Any renewal will be at the Government’s discretion.
Last year, HeiTech Padu was given an 18-month extension (till Aug 17 this year) worth RM21.47mil for maintaining and upgrading the myIMMs application system. This followed the end of a two-year, RM27.48mil maintenance and services contract in February 2016.
The myIMMs system has received criticism over its flaws, with the Auditor-General’s 2015 report saying that the system was “not up to mark”.
In the middle of last year, the Immigration Department was reported to have found elements of sabotage in the myIMMs system.
However, according to a news report, HeiTech Padu denied the system had been compromised but said it was vulnerable to power outages and Internet service disruptions.
myIMMs is set to be integrated into the more advanced National Immigration Control System (SKIN), which is expected to be rolled out in 2021.
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