CYBERJAYA: Malaysia will implement the "futuristic" National Immigration Control System, or Skin, in 2021, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
“Skin is a comprehensive and integrated platform that will modernise the core applications and infrastructure in the country's immigration control system.
“In today's challenging global security atmosphere, a more efficient border control and immigration system is vital, especially with the emerging threats of terrorism and human trafficking.
“I am confident that with a more advanced security system and infrastructure, the Immigration Department will be more capable to face future challenges,” said Dr Ahmad Zahid at the signing ceremony of the Skin concession agreement on Tuesday.
Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, witnessed the agreement which was signed by Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim and Prestariang Berhad president and chief executive officer Dr Abu Hasan Ismail.
He said the Government hoped there will be “zero defects” in the new system, following the controversial sabotage of the Malaysian Immigration System (MyIMMs).
“The new system will take a long time before it is implemented because the Government is articulate and detailed about this.
"Our aim is to have zero defects,” he added.