KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 vaccination certificate in the MySejahtera application cannot be duplicated because it uses blockchain technology, which guarantees its authenticity, says Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba (pic).
However, the Science, Technology and Innovation Minister said the recent forgery of vaccine certificates in Terengganu was due to integrity problems of irresponsible parties.
He added that the fake vaccination certificate issues can only arise if the party who handles the vaccination abuses its power, such as updating MySejahtera without giving any injections.
"As we know, Terengganu police have uncovered fake vaccination certificates, believed to be masterminded by a private clinic doctor,” he said after launching the e-Skrol platform, using blockchain technology, for International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) graduates Tuesday (Jan 11).
On Monday (Jan 10), Terengganu police arrested a doctor at a private clinic after he was suspected of issuing fake Covid-19 vaccination certificates in Marang.
Dr Adham also said the Ministry would leave it to the police for further investigation and action.
He added that blockchain technology was safe and protected the public's personal data, and the authenticity of the Covid-19 vaccination certificate could not be doubted.
On the launch of the e-Skrol platform, he said that IIUM, in collaboration with his Ministry and the Higher Education Ministry, could share expertise in the development of e-Skrol, so that its use could be expanded in public and private institutions of higher learning, both locally and abroad.
He said that the system, developed by IIUM, would not only help address the widespread problem of scroll forgery but would also facilitate the verification of scrolls of IIUM graduates at home and abroad.
On the use of the e-Skrol platform, he said that IIUM graduates, employers and the general public who needed confirmation of the degree scroll only needed to access the portal site provided to obtain confirmation online.
"With the e-Skrol system, which uses blockchain technology, employers’ confidence in graduates can be enhanced, especially for the recruitment of employees in their respective organisations and companies,” he said. - Bernama