KUALA LUMPUR: Pertama Digital Bhd has increased digital payments up to RM500,000 for court bails through its application called eJamin.
eJamin is a digital court bail payment solution that was introduced during the Opening of the Legal Year by the Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, on Jan 10, 2020.
In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Pertama Digital said with the support of court officers throughout the country, eJamin had reduced the bail process from half a day to mere minutes, enabling bail payment via smart phones and web browsers.
Previously, online bank transfers by individuals for bails were capped at RM30,000 for each transaction in accordance with the Standard B2C Financial Process Exchange (FPX) Limit of Payments Network Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PayNet). This limit has now been increased to RM500,000.
Pertama Digital executive director Sabri Ab Rahman says, “We are extremely grateful for the active role of the Malaysian Judiciary on this initiative, as well as for the assistance of PayNet and participating banks.”
Amanda Sabri, CEO of DAPAT Vista (M) Sdn Bhd (a member of the Pertama Digital) that operates eJamin said the increase in FPX limit for each transaction will enable more people to take advantage of the convenient digital bail process through eJamin.
“Previously, people had to rush between the court and banks to complete the bail process manually. If bail was paid late, the accused person would face time in lock-up.
“Facilitating quick bail pending conclusion of court cases helps avoid queues at banks and courts and cramming in lock-ups, hence complying with physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic,” she said.
Pertama Digital is currently working on expanding the digital bail system for police remands and the Syariah criminal courts.
Earlier this year, Pertama Digital reported that a total of RM45.46mil in bail collections were collected from January to December 2020, with a monthly growth rate of 18.21%.