Biometric Fingerprint System to be implemented in Foreign Workers' Medical Examination by October 2017



Picture: Y.Bhg. Dato' Sri Hj Mustafar Bin Hj Ali, Director General Immigration Malaysia accompanied by Y.Bhg. Dato' Mohd Hatar Bin Ismail during the Press Conference at Majlis Pelancaran (Soft launch) Sistem Biometrik Pemeriksaan Saringan Pekerja Asing FOMEMA on 1st August 2017.

FOMEMA: Biometric fingerprint identification system will be used in foreign workers’ medical examination, where it will be placed at all FOMEMA panel clinics and FOMEMA X-ray centres nationwide to capture the identification of the foreign workers’ and to verify with the confirmation received from myIMMS via online transmission before the foreign workers’ medical screening can be continued.

Kuala Lumpur - FOMEMA Sdn. Bhd., Foreign Workers’ Medical Examination Monitoring Agency, in collaboration with HeiTech Padu Berhad, the government-appointed Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMS) operating company, held soft launch of Biometric system for foreign workers’ medical screening at one of FOMEMA panel clinics, Klinik Ajwa in Shah Alam, Selangor.

The soft launch event was inaugurated by Y. Bhg. Dato’ Sri Hj Mustafar Bin Hj Ali, Director General of the Immigration Department of Malaysia. The soft launch also attended by Y.Bhg. Dato’ Mohd Hatar Bin Ismail, President / Chief Executive Officer of FOMEMA Sdn. Bhd, YBhg. Dato’ Sri Hilmey Mohd Taib, Chairman of HeiTech Padu Berhad and also representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), Ministry of Health (MOH), Public Private Partnership Unit (UKAS) of the Prime Minister’s Department.

The launching event in the morning started with the main agenda of the event, which is an integration process between myIMMs and FOMEMA Information Technology System (NIOS), a brief introduction and demonstration of how the Biometric fingerprint identification reader will be used, where it will be located at all FOMEMA panel clinics and FOMEMA X-ray centres nationwide to capture the identification of the foreign workers’ and to verify the identity by myIMMS via online before the screening of foreign workers’ medical examination can be proceed.

Dato’ Sri Hj Mustafar Bin Hj Ali said at the soft launch event, “The main purpose of the soft launch was to facilitate the ministries and the government departments that involved indirectly with the intake of foreign workers as well as the media members on the changes and improvements introduced by the Government and FOMEMA, which the use of biometrics for the purpose of verifying the identity of every foreign worker who undergoes FOMEMA medical examination. This improvement in foreign workers’ medical examination system is seen to be in line with the high technology that we have today, where it will facilitate the identification process of the foreign workers’ more accurately.  Other than verification using the original passport during the process, after the fingerprint of the foreign worker’s captured by the system reader, it will be sent to myIMMS via online transmission to obtain confirmation of the identity of foreign workers.”

He added, “Among the advantages of using the biometric fingerprint identification system is that it will improve the accuracy of foreign workers’ medical examination process while at the same time reducing any potential errors that might occur during the identification process as compared to manual verification, currently only using the foreign workers’ original passports.”

 “This Biometric fingerprint is expected to be implemented in the foreign workers’ medical examination system by October 2017. Currently, HeiTech Padu Berhad in collaboration with FOMEMA is in the process of integrating the system and installing biometric reader at FOMEMA panel clinics.. Hopefully, with the press conference today will give some brief ideas about the system that will be implemented within less than two months to the foreign workers’ agents and employers.” Dato’ Sri Hj Mustafar Bin Hj Ali ends the conversation at the soft launch event.


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