KKM: MySejahtera was NOT sold to a private company!

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The Malaysian Ministry of Health clarified that the MySejahtera app and its data were do not sold to a private company.

Here’s what you need to know!

Claim : MySejahtera has been sold to a private company!

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has claimed that MySejahtera will be sold to a private company – MySJ Sdn. Bhd. by direct negotiation.

The MySejahtera application was rolled out in April 2020, under the supervision of the Malaysian Ministry of Health (KKM). It was built by KPISoft (now Entomo) as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.

According to his statement, the government has appointed MySJ Sdn. Bhd. by direct negotiation to take over MySejahtera on November 26, 2021.

Then in December 2021, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) proposed that the government take over MySejahtera since it is now “an integral part of the national health system”.

KKM: My Sejahtera was DO NOT Being sold to a private company!

On March 27, 2022, Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin issued a press release, clarifying that the government had not sold MySejahtera to any private companies.

Here are the key points from his statement on claims that MySejahtera was sold to MySJ Sdn. Bhd. :

  1. On November 26, 2021, the government decided that MySejahtera belonged to the government and the Ministry of Health (KKM) was appointed as the main owner of the application.
  2. The government paid no money to KPISoft for the development of MySejahtera, which was carried out from March 27, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
    This was based on the company’s offer to let the government use the app for free for a year, as part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative.
  3. After the end of the CSR period on March 31, 2021, the government agreed to expand the use of MySejahtera and to work with KPISoft to expand its functionality.
  4. On November 26, 2021, the government ordered KKM to form a price negotiation committee composed of stakeholder agencies to negotiate the purchase and maintenance of MySejahtera’s service for two (2) years.
    The scope of provisioning and management of the MySejahtera application included the operation of MySejahtera, system development including additional modules, maintenance, data center management and third party services such as Google Map and the Places API, as well as SMS services.
  5. On February 28, 2022, the Ministry of Finance approved KKM’s purchase of the MySejahtera app.
  6. MySejahtera data has been under the supervision of KKM since the first day it was used, and the data is processed in accordance with KKM procedures.
  7. KKM does not share MySejahtera data with any government agency or private companies.
  8. All data in the MySejahtera app is uploaded to a network of cloud servers and can only be accessed by the MySejahtera app.

In short, the MySejahtera app was not sold to any private company and was purchased by the Ministry of Health with the approval of the Ministry of Finance on February 28, 2022.

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