The Government of Malaysia announced the 1Malaysia Email project, as part of its Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). The project will provide unique email ID to every Malaysian citizens who are 18 years and above.
The total investment of this email project is RM50 million by 2020. It will be spearheaded by Tricubes Bhd, in collaboration with Microsoft. The project will use Tricubes’ FUSION, which the company describes as “a middleware platform that provides a unified infrastructure to enable the implementation of applications based on the usage of smartcard and biometrics” and m2e (Mobile to Enterprise) middleware – “provides a messaging framework ( middleware ) for system integration by providing adapters that can interface to different back-end system platforms. The system connects to Microsoft Windows Live environment.
Basically, the project is a large-scale portal development providing services like email, social networking, and online bill checking / payment. These services will be accessible via PCs, notebooks, smart phones and tablets. It also provides development toolkits for others to create applications on its platform. The portal aims to become a hub for government services (and will this It is expected to roll-out in July this year.
The ETP website wrote: The platform will create a unique and secure communication portal in enhancing the efficiency of direct engagements with the Rakyat. A personal dashboard for government services, that’s the vision and its quite compelling. But the road ahead is filled with implementation and adoption challenges. By the way, the vision of MyKad, as the all-in-one card, was compelling too when it was announced in the late 90s.
How will the 1Malaysia Email project value-add to Malaysians? Let’s discuss.
RM50 Million 1Malaysia Email to provide official virtual ID for every Malaysians originally appeared on GreyReview on April 19, 2011.