Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Government Targets 90 Percent Online Usage By 2015

By NewsCentre Administrator
Published 5 December 2011

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 1 (Bernama) - The government has targeted a 90-percent online usage of its services among the public by 2015, said Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan.

Saying websites must be user friendly, he described government portals as mediums which could close the digital divide with society.

"People don't just expect efficient service but want it quick and easy too," he said.

"Government websites should provide more online features to help people access their services easily, from anywhere and at anytime," he said during the presentation of the 6th Malaysia Government Portals and Websites Assessment report at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here, Thursday.

Also present at the event was Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) director-general Datuk Mohamad Zabidi Zainal and Multimedia Development Corporation chief executive officer Datuk Badlisham Ghazali.

The report stated that 285 out of 1,155 public sector agencies achieved a 5-star rating for their portals and websites.

Among them was Malaysia's national news agency, Bernama.

Mohd Sidek said the increase in recipients this year was a laudable performance, compared to only 101 agencies last year.

It proved the public sector had taken the initiative and showed it was earnest and committed to achieve its objective to provide quality services to the people, he elaborated.

(Source: BERNAMA)


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