HeiTech Padu secures Immigration’s myIMMs contract for three more years

  • Technology
  • Monday, 30 Oct 2017

The Immigration Department may soon get a major security upgrade worth over RM400mil, following the recent sabotage on the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs). SAMUEL ONG / THE STAR

KUALA LUMPUR: Heitech Padu Bhd has received a further three-year contract valued at RM42.43mil to maintain and service the Immigration Department’s Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs).

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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