By Ling Hui
KUCHING, Aug 10: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng denies there is a hidden agenda for the council to get more premises in Sarawak registered under the Qmunity App.
“I think there’s no other agenda, besides working together to assist in the tracking system during this Covid-19 pandemic,” said Wee before handing over 62 ready made Qmunity App QR codes to business operators along India Street.
He also pointed out that the shop owners at India Street have requested for the Qmunity QR codes for the convenience of their customers to visit their shops and make purchases and today, they are getting the QR codes.
On March 18, 2020, Malaysia implemented a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) following the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country. The order was then eased to a Conditional MCO (CMCO) and then Recovery MCO (RMCO) as the country’s Covid-19 prevention measures began to show fruit.
During this time, Sarawak, specifically MBKS through a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) exercise, came up with the Qmunity location tracking app to ease contact tracing as people still needed to shop for supplies and leave home for work.
“Until today, we have a number of users, very close to 400,000. Another important thing is that 10,000 premises are using the Qmunity App for their customers,” Wee said.
In stating this, Wee noted the ever-growing number of users of the app because it is not only user-friendly, but the people in Kuching or even throughout Sarawak has already gotten used to the application.
As such, MBKS along with the other developers of the app have done some modifications to the system.
“There were requests to make it (Qmunity App) more private, make it easier to use, and we have almost complied to these requirements,” Wee added. — DayakDaily