KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — The government has appointed the national research and development (R&D) centre, Mimos Berhad, as the implementing agency for the National Digital Identity programme or Digital ID with an initial allocation of RM80 million.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said the Finance Ministry would channel the allocation to MIMOS next week, while the Home Affairs Ministry (KDN) will expedite the implementation of the programme.
“I have decided that Mimos will manage the Digital ID for Malaysia. There is an urgent need, and there is an allocation for the purpose (Digital ID) approved by the KDN.
“I have also received assurance that it can be expedited within three months from now, provided that the government approves the allocation,” he said during an official visit to Mimos Berhad in Taman Teknologi Malaysia, Bukit Jalil, today.
Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa and Science, Technology, and Innovation Minister Chang Lih Kang were also at he event.