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Amount under negotiation with MySJ ‘much lower’ than RM300 million, says Khairy

He says the government is still negotiating the terms and conditions for MySejahtera's subscription with MySJ Sdn Bhd as the licence holder of the application.

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The government is still negotiating the terms and subscription of MySejahtera with MySJ Sdn Bhd as the licence holder of the application, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today.

He said the discussion with MySJ included the way forward on the subscription and maintenance of the application.

He also said that the amount MySJ had agreed on with Entomo Malaysia Sdn Bhd (formerly KPISoft Malaysia Sdn Bhd) had nothing to do with the government’s latest negotiations.

“We have not concluded the negotiations (with MySJ). We are still in negotiations and once the negotiations are done, we will inform on what the basis of the contract… is but I have to regularise the services that they provide.

“I can tell you for a fact that the amount that we are negotiating with MySJ is much, much lower than RM300 million. Far lower,” he told reporters after an event in Kuala Lumpur.

The media today reported that court documents showed the MySejahtera developer, Entomo Malaysia, had agreed to transfer the Covid-19 app’s intellectual property and software licence to MySJ for RM338.6 million in a deal good until the end of 2025.

Khairy said he hoped the negotiations would succeed so that it would be easier for the platform to be used.

“I have informed the vendor (MySJ) that if we find the agreement is not fair to the government, we can choose other vendors as the data (MySejahtera) is still kept by the government.

“The only thing is that the company is new and has to make a new agreement in terms of the maintenance. We are also in the process of looking at the services required in the long term,” he said.

Khairy also reiterated that the MySejahtera application including its data usage was safe and that the government would not compromise on the security of the data.

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