The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) announced today that the Gerak Malaysia contact tracing app it developed in partnership with the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), will be discontinued tomorrow, 31 July 2020.
Gerak Malaysia was developed to track and record user movements as part of the Government’s efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic since the enforcement of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on 18 March 2020.
Aside from contact tracing, the app was also used by PDRM to manage interstate travel permits as well as the flow of traffic during the MCO.
With interstate travel restrictions lifted since the RMCO (Recovery Movement Control Order) came into effect on 10 June, the Gerak Malaysia app is no longer required.
Users are advised to uninstall the app as it will be disabled starting tomorrow. After the deactivation of the app, all personal information will be handed over to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and all movement records will be erased.
Malaysians are advised to download the MySejahtera app, if they haven’t, to assist the authorities in contact tracing. “Checking in” is mandatory before entering commercial premises, as part of the standard operating procedure (SOP).
Eligible Malaysians who have downloaded MySejahtera are entitled to receive MYR50 e-wallet credit as part of the ePenjana initiative.
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