PETALING JAYA: The government has not sold the MySejahtera application to any private firm, says health minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
In a statement, Khairy maintained that the app still belonged to Putrajaya, with the health ministry appointed as the “main owner” of MySejahtera for the management of the nation’s public health.
He also said all MySejahtera data was handled by the ministry, assuring users that their information cannot be shared with other government agencies or the private sector.
This comes after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) questioned the takeover of the MySejahtera app by MySJ Sdn Bhd from KPISoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the local company that had developed it.
The Cabinet had reportedly given the health ministry the green light in November to appoint MySJ to take over the app through direct negotiation.
Khairy said Putrajaya had set up a price consultation committee involving stakeholder agencies to negotiate the procurement price and service management for the app for a two-year period.
“In a letter dated Feb 28, the finance ministry agreed to approve the health ministry’s request to implement a procurement process for the management of the MySejahtera app.
“This negotiation process has started and the health ministry will ensure due diligence is conducted to preserve the government’s interests.”
Khairy maintained that Putrajaya had not made any payments to KPISoft because the firm had offered the use of MySejahtera for a year for free under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) arrangement.
Once this CSR period ended, he said the government decided to continue working with KPISoft to upgrade the app’s features.
He also said data from the app uploaded to a network of cloud servers daily could only be accessed for use by the MySejahtera app.
“The health ministry hopes the public will continue using MySejahtera without any doubts. The public’s data privacy is guaranteed and the health ministry will always ensure this aspect is not compromised.”
Yesterday, opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim had urged Putrajaya to come clean over the purported takeover of the application by MySJ.
He said two of KPISoft’s founders were on the board of MySJ, including Shahril Shamsuddin, chief executive of Sapura Energy until May last year, and Megat Najmuddin Megat Khas, a former Umno divisional chief who became a senior member of Bersatu.
He noted that 71.2% of shares in MySJ were owned by KPISoft’s founders (now known as Entomo), and said it would be dishonest to claim that there was no link between Entomo and MySJ.
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