PETALING JAYA: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has questioned the takeover of the MySejahtera application by a new entity from KPISoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the local company that developed it.
It raised concerns whether KPISoft had sold its rights to the application to MySJ Sdn Bhd and why the contract was given to MySJ through direct negotiation, bypassing procurement protocols.
“My question now is whether KPISoft sold all its interest in the MySejahtera app to a new entity,” PAC chairman Wong Kah Woh said in a report published today on the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines.
“So, they make money from there and the new entity gets a direct negotiation (contract) from the health ministry to handle the whole application.”
He added that the appointment via direct negotiation with a new entity should not have happened.
“If the health ministry wanted to offer the contract to a new entity, then the ministry should comply with all procurement procedures and not by direct negotiation,” he said.
Wong added that if the government was now going to pay for the application, it could represent a huge contract.
The health ministry responded and assured that it would conduct the necessary due diligence.
Previously, the application was developed by KPISoft for free under a corporate social responsibility arrangement, which ceased on March 31 last year.
On Nov 26, the Cabinet gave its approval for the health ministry to conduct direct negotiations with MySJ for the transfer of the application system from KPISoft.