Breakthrough: Malaysia Smart Card Delivering Citizen Services Faster
The Government Multi-purpose Card (GMPC) project is part of Malaysia's Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) initiative - designed to attract leading-edge technology development to Malaysia. The government of Malaysia wanted to be the first country to incorporate both government and private sector applications onto a single multipurpose smart card. The government with Unisys utilized technology to develop and implement "MyKad" - a multipurpose digital application card for all citizens over the age of 12. MyKad simplified life for Malaysian citizens by consolidating drivers' licenses and identification cards for bill payment (ePurse), tolls, parking/public transport, ATM banking and health services into a single smart card. It is also expediting activity at immigration checkpoints.