10 July 2007

Fifty-nine million hits for www.gov.my

The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s Internet portal www.gov.my has received 59.2 million hits since it was launched two years ago.

However, awareness on the existence of such services offered by the portal is still lacking.

Yesterday, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk M. Kayveas launched a three-day e-government exhibition at the Parliament foyer to increase its awareness among the MPs.

“We want MPs to know more about the portal and what they can access at the site so that when they return to their constituencies, they can promote the portal,” he said.

He said the website hosted 687 online services.

“The electronic government is a way for us to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the public delivery system and reduce paperwork. It is safe and secure.

Some 2,000 different types of forms can be downloaded here,” he said.

Among the online services offered are summons payment, utility payments, bankruptcy checks, company registration and payment of tax assessments.

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