Mandatory use of MySejahtera app being mulled

KUALA LUMPUR: THE government plans to make the use of the MySejahtera app mandatory and do away with manual registration of personal data, the House heard.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Redzuan Md Yusof said: “We are currently studying and discussing with the National Security Council and the Attorney General’s Chambers whether we can enforce this as a law.”

He replied to Dr Lee Boon Chye (PH-Gopeng) during Minister’s Question Time.

The MP had asked the ministry to state the limitations faced during the implementation of the MySejahtera app as many premises still used logbooks to record a customer’s information.

Redzuan said this was part of a new culture that the government was trying to introduce to make it easier for the local community to cooperate with the government.

To the initial question, Redzuan revealed that 15.1 million users have registered under the MySejahtera app as of Aug 16.

“Users will have to answer questions relating to their health and travel information when they first register based on the standard operating procedure set by the Health Ministry, ” he added.

Redzuan also said that the app successfully detected 322 out of 9,200 Covid-19 patients in the country.

“A quick way of contact tracing can be achieved via the MySejahtera app and the total number of contacts can be detected based on the number of Covid-19 positive cases, ” he said.

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