Sabah Tuesday introduced Sabah Pay, a self-developed e-wallet application managed by the Sabah Credit Corporation(SCC).
SCC, together with Boost, Sunline International (Malaysia), Alibaba Cloud Malaysia and the AmBanc Group, created an application launched by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
Mohd Shafie later informed reporters that an application for an e-wallet had to be made so that Sabah would not be abandoned in the industrial revolution. Sabah Pay was the second system of Sarawak's own, the Sarawakpay e-wallet system introduced by the state government of the country.
"It is vital to Sabah that this application not only keeps up with the changes (technology), but enables us to attract investors, merchants and make transactions easier for consumers.
"Sabah Pay is, as I said, a network and an electronic transaction system that makes many transactions simple for customers, including payment of bills on a mobile phone," he said.
The Chief Minister also said that Sabah Pay could be used in state and federal government departments for payment transactions such as payments to contractors.
The program will be used for the tourism sector also in the future, he said.
SCC CEO George Taitim Tulas mentioned that Sabah Pay Programme had been joined by 27 State Department and departments, 28 corporates and trading companies from various industries, including banking, retail and hospitality.
He said that SCC targets 60% of the collections collected by state departments and agencies by Sabah Pay by year-end.
According to him Sabah Pay is now eligible for payment of water bill , house assessment and for the Kota Kinabalu City Hall compounds.
In the meantime, 10,000 consumers who signed up for Sabah Pay would get RM10 credit at a transaction limit of RM30.
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