DPM: Immigration’s RM10.3m biometric system sabotaged


IPOH: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today said the authorities believed the enforcement of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs) by the Immigration Department has been sabotaged.

Ahmad Zahid, who is also the home minister, said several names had been identified and these will be announced by him and the police.

He commented on the note of caution given in the Auditor-General Report 2015 Series 1 on May 18 which stated that the myIMMs developed to support the main operations of Immigration Department was unsatisfactory and had instead caused the department’s objective to be affected.

According to the report, the myIMMs biometric facility worth RM10.3 million was paid and supplied for, but was not installed and used at the entrance gates to screen and identify foreigners as well as Malaysians.

Ahmad Zahid said they will collaborate with the National Audit Department to conduct an internal audit to investigate as a whole on the caution given, which includes performing a “management audit” and a “forensic audit”.

“If the system is found to be faulty, action will be taken against the supplier, but if it is a case of ‘human error’ then a ‘revisit’ will be done on any operational approach involved,” he said.