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MIDA digitises certificates to ease doing business in Malaysia

The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) has digitized three key certificates in the manufacturing sector to streamline government processes and delivery systems, and to improve the ease of doing business in Malaysia.

The digitized certificates, namely the Manufacturing Licence, permit under the Petroleum Development Act (PDA Permit Certificate) and the Pioneer Status Certificate, will be made available on the InvestMalaysia Portal (https://investmalaysia.mida.gov.my).

Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the digitization of manufacturing certificates is a significant step towards modernizing, rethinking, and re – engineering public services.

“The move offers investors a more inclusive, seamless and personalized service, which is very much aligned with one of the objectives of the New Industrial Master Plan 2030.

“Through this digitalization initiative, the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI), through MIDA, aims to improve accountability, transparency and cybersecurity — all of which will further reinforce Malaysia’s positioning as a digital hub for the region,” he said in a statement today.

MIDA Chief Executive Officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman said the move would shorten processing time and improve client charter commitment to investors while completing digital transformation goals in supporting the industry’s current and future needs.

“This is a statement of our ambition to better leverage data and harness new technologies, and to drive broader efforts to build a digital economy.

“It will allow MIDA to respond to investors’ needs more effectively, and MIDA will continue to be innovative and lead the way with supportive facilitation that promotes the ease of doing business,” he said.

A standout feature of this initiative is the integration of the Digital Organisation Trustmark seal, featuring both the renowned MITI Trustmark (featured in the Manufacturing Licence and PDA Permit certificates) and MIDA Trustmark (featured in the Pioneer Status Certificate).

“These seals are embedded in the certificates, strengthening the security of the documents in line with the provisions of the Digital Signature Act 1997 and the Digital Signature Regulation 1998.

“Moreover, the digitally enhanced certificates will incorporate a secure QR Code, providing a means of verification that assures these documents’ authenticity, which users can scan using a verification tool,”  added MIDA.

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