The National Registration Department (JPN) has declared Wednesday as a “cashless day”, in conjunction with the ongoing National Level Cashless Payment Campaign 2020 (Kempen Pembayaran Tanpa Tunai Peringkat Nasional 2020).
Following this decision, individuals who visit the state capital and UTC offices of JPN are required to use cashless payments for their affairs at the department on every Wednesday. This includes payment options such as debit and credit cards, cheques, and internet banking via FPX.
Since 2018, JPN had already introduced the use of cashless payments in its state capital and UTC offices via the ePayment service, starting with Kuala Lumpur, Johor, and Terengganu. The department also said that it aims to expand the ePayment service to all district and other smaller JPN branches within the country by 2021.
For context, the National Level Cashless Payment Campaign 2020 is a collaboration between the Ministry of Finance and Payment Network Malaysia (PayNet). It was launched in November 2020, and will continue until the end of April 2021. During the period of this campaign, customers who perform specific cashless transactions – namely MyDebit, DirectDebit, JomPAY, and FPX payments – at participating government agencies will stand a chance to win attractive prizes.