May 21, 2014 (Wed): Kuantan Municipal Council and Yayasan Pahang have signed up for Plug n Pay by CIMB Bank, a chip-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) solution that offers organisations to manage electronic payments using their smartphones and tablets. The actions are in line with the Pahang state’s strategic plan mapped out last year is to improve the administration of the state with the effective use of technology, according to Dato’ Sri DiRaja Haji Adnan bin Haji Yaakob, Chief Minister of Pahang.
The Kuantan Municipal Council has a mobile van that goes around collecting unpaid assessment but the only mode of collection currently is cash. With Plug n Pay, the public is able to settle fees securely on-the-spot using either their credit or debit card.
Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak, Group Chief Executive, CIMB Group said, “We are honoured that the Pahang State Government has chosen to adopt CIMB Bank’s Plug n Pay as a payment service. It is truly a privilege that we are able to support Pahang in leading the way to bolster the Malaysian government’s effort in promoting the adoption of e-payments and reducing dependency on cash transactions for greater economic efficiency. We are confident that the availability of the Plug n Pay service would be a welcomed move not only by the Malaysian government, but also by the citizens of Pahang given the extensive use of credit cards and rapid adoption of electronic devices in this state.”