Malaysia integrated biometric platform for all its agencies
06 February 2018 16:04 GMT

Southeast Asian nation Malaysia wants to create an integrated biometric platform for all its government agencies.

Senior officials at the Home Ministry say the biometric identification system at the country’s entry points can already not only record data of visitors entering and exiting but also be used to combat crime, such as human trafficking and cross-border crime.

The ministry’s ultimate goal is to make sure that all agencies, including the Immigration Department, use a similar biometric identification platform, said Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed said 

Currently, the Immigration Department is using the National Immigration Control System, which involves  biometric scans of the fingerprint, eye (retina) and face. 

“In future, many countries will use biometric methods in the identification of passengers,” said Nur Jazlan.

He said a biometric identification system could facilitate the movement of people at the Johor Causeway and Second Link.