Ras Adiba wants govt to review payment methods through JKMPay for the disabled


KUALA LUMPUR: The government has been urged to review the implementation method and approach for the cashless welfare assistance payments through JKMPay to avoid causing any inconvenience to persons with disabilities (PwD) and to ensure no one is left behind, says Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi (pic).

The OKU Sentral president said the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry should conduct a survey on JKMPay among the PwD community before the pilot project is expanded.

"The ministry should implement an awareness programme on the use of the ewallet or epay for the PwD community, including highlighting the advantages of using the Touch'n Go e-Wallet, Grab Pay, Boost and Fave.

"The authorities need to work with associations and NGOs (non-governmental organisations) related to the PwD community to disseminate information on the use of JKMPay and the government's efforts in creating a digital society," she said in a statement here Monday (Jan 24).

Ras Adiba said the government needs to consider the challenges faced by different categories of PwD if JKMPay is only implemented in a few premises.

"I have received several complaints from the PwD community regarding the payment of welfare assistance through JKMPay which is implemented by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry,” she said.

However, she supported the government's action which aims to drive the transformation of public sector digital services towards creating a digital society. - Bernama

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