Kuching (Sarawak), Monday, 4 December 2017 – Sarawakians can now pay their utility bills with the recent launch of ‘Sarawak Pay’ state-wide. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is optimistic that this digital payment system will make life easier and more convenient for its citizens to make bill payments with the various Government agencies and Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) will be amongst the first companies in Sarawak to promote ‘Sarawak Pay’ to its employees.
With the launch of ‘Sarawak Pay’ on 1 November 2017, the Chief Minister said that it will serve as a channel for Sarawakians to pay for their bills through their smartphones as going cashless or having an ‘e-wallet’ is the ‘in-thing’ for us to do online transactions.
Bank Negara Malaysia had on 25 November, increased the maximum balance of the e-wallet (Sarawak Pay) from RM200.00 to RM3,000.00. People now can download the ‘Sarawak Pay’ app and register on their smartphone.
To support the State Government’s efforts in promoting this app, CMS will reimburse RM50.00 to all its staff, totaling over 2,500 people within Sarawak who register on Sarawak Pay. Dato’ Richard Curtis, Group Managing Director of CMS, said: “CMS prides itself on being at the heart of the communities it serves, and being actively supportive of new digital initiatives such as this will enhance the lives of Sarawakians and the development of the State.”