There have been concerns recently about user data being recorded by the MySejahtera app. Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin had earlier this week clarified that user data from the app has always been under the supervision of the Ministry of Health. But it looks like that’s not assuaging concerns, as check-in activity using the app has continued to decline.
Berita Harian cites data from the Ministry of Health’s Github portal, which recorded 24,358,225 check-ins on Friday, 25 March. This dropped to 20,106,659 the next day, and down to 19,279,238 the following day. And finally, on Monday, 28 March, the figure was down to 18,038,569, which the report notes is the lowest in over seven months since 22 August last year.
The report also notes that check-ins through the MySejahtera app has been recording a declining pattern since the start of the year. Over the past few weeks, it recorded check-ins of between 23 million to 26 million daily. This is compared to between 29 million and 33 million at the end of last year.
Parlimen’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) released a report on 24 March that indicated that the MySejahtera app was developed without a contract between the government and developer. It also revealed that the Cabinet had appointed a new company, MySJ Sdn Bhd, to manage the app.