Sarawak’s “eLasis” e-platform role model for other Malaysian agencies

Abang Johari delivering his speech to Sarawak LSD officers at Menara Pelita, Kuching today (April 5, 2021). Screenshot taken from a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) livestream.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, April 5: The Sarawak Land and Survey Department (LSD)’s own online information system, better known as eLasis has become an exemplary model for the whole of Malaysia.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said he knew about this when communicating with officers from Peninsular Malaysia during Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s two-day working visit to the State on April 1 and 2.

“When our friends from Peninsular Malaysia came to Sarawak and we talked about land, I told them our Land and Survey has its own application called eLasis.

“Then, I was made to understand that our friends from Peninsular Malaysia are also using this (eLasis) as an example as it uses the latest technology where the application is accessed to obtain the latest information regarding land issues,” he said.

Acknowledging eLasis as an excellent achievement by LSD, Abang Johari said this implementation must become an example and be emulated by other departments in Sarawak.

During the launching of eLasis in 2010, he said adding on, he had requested for Public Works Department (JKR) to adopt the same application and now JKR has its own online platform as well.

“Now JKR has their own application too, because I went to their website and it is there.

“This is where we can see the stages or levels of development and implementation by a department through their websites.

“This is definitely an approach that should be learned by other departments,” said Abang Johari during a special ‘landas’ meeting with LSD officers at Menara Pelita here today.

Among those present at the meeting were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, State secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion, Urban Development and Resources Assistant Minister Datu Len Talif Salleh and Sarawak LSD director Abdullah Julaihi. — DayakDaily