CIMB Islamic partners with Sabah local authorities to promote JomPAY

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd and the Sabah local authorities have launched their JomPAY electronic partnership in the state, which saw all 23 local authorities make use of JomPAY for the payment of assessment fees.

The launch took place at the Sabah Local Authority ICT Seminar 2016 in Sandakan yesterday, according to CIMB Islamic in a statement.

“The theme of today’s conference ‘Strengthening the ICT Culture in Local Authorities Towards Smart Services’ reflects the current trends in Sabah’s public sector, which focuses on leveraging innovation to deliver better services,” Minister of Local Government and Housing Sabah Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor was quoted as saying.

By using information and communications technology (ICT) to improve public sector service delivery, Sabahans will be able to enjoy better services from the Sabah local authorities, he added.

“We are proud to partner with the Sabah local authorities, to embark on this JomPAY e-payments journey that will substantially increase operational efficiency, improve their collections and provide convenience for the state’s assessment payers,” said CIMB Islamic Bank deputy chief executive officer Mohamad Safri Shahul Hamid in the same statement.

JomPAY is part of CIMB Islamic’s cash management services.

“We hope this will also encourage other Malaysian states to adopt e-payments and our cash management services which will, in turn, help boost their efficiency and turnaround time,” said CIMB Group’s transaction banking group head Hendra Lembong.

Under the partnership, CIMB will also be launching a six-month campaign on Oct 1 to promote the awareness and adoption of JomPAY for all Sabahans.

MyClear Retail Payments Division director Siek Kar Teck said JomPAY is established and operated by MyClear, to develop e-payment ecosystem and infrastructure that enhance the safety, reliability and efficiency of Malaysia’s financial system that makes bill payment convenient, efficient and free.

Source : The Edge Financial Daily / 28 September 2016