PADU a digital technology effort to improve government services to people – Gobind

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim at the launch of the Primary Database system (PADU). Looking on are Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Minister of Digital Gobind Singh Deo.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 2 : Minister of Digital Gobind Singh Deo has welcomed the launch of the Primary Database system (PADU) by Prime Minister Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim today, describing it as one of the digital technology efforts to improve government services to the people.

“This initiative through the Ministry of Economy is highly appreciated so that the government can improve the efforts needed to improve the welfare of the people.

“Data as well as online identity systems are essential foundations in the country’s digital transformation efforts. Through the government able to provide more targeted and effective services to the people,” he said in a Facebook posting today.

He also said his ministry will continue to support and help improve all government efforts in the face of sustainability and economic challenges, particularly in the upcoming digital sphere.

PADU a game changer, says Fahmi

Meanwhile, BERNAMA reported Communications Minister Fahmi Fadzil describing PADU as a game changer for data management in Malaysia.

He noted that if an individual wanted to deal with three public sector institutions, they might end up having to fill up many different documents with tens of supporting documents with nearly similar information.

“But now, with PADU, all data is under one roof, the public no longer needs to fill in data repeatedly,” he posted on Facebook, adding that currently there were 455 public sector institutions in the country, including 70 ministries, departments and agencies, 13 state governments, 83 federal statutory bodies, 134 state statutory bodies and 155 local authorities.

He also shared his willingness to sign up for PADU and urged the public to do the same at the following link,

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had stated during PADU’s launch at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre earlier today that the system was introduced in line with the national digital transformation approach, and assured that every government facility would be enjoyed by qualified beneficiaries.

PADU is the national integrated socio-economic database that combines data from government departments and agencies. Containing the profiles of individuals and households from Malaysian nationals and permanent residents, it will provide a fair picture on the socioeconomic position of every household in Malaysia.

Registration is opened to the public from today till March 31, and users can update and confirm 39 personal details, including identification numbers, number of household members and their addresses.