KUALA LUMPUR: Pertama Digital Bhd has increased the transfer limit for digital payment of court bails via its eJamin application to RM500,000.
In a statement, the digital solution’s operator said online bank transfers by individuals for court 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).
Pertama Digital executive director Sabri Ab Rahman (PIC) said: “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.”
The company 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 smartphones and web browsers, and this limit had now been increased to RM500,000.
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%.