BUTTERWORTH, 12 Jan -- Menteri Kewangan Lim Guan Eng bercakap mengenai Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) untuk membelanjakan RM350 juta lagi bagi tempoh tiga tahun akan datang untuk merancakkan lagi pertumbuhan perdagangan di Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang melalui Terminal Kontena Butterworth Utara (NBCT) hari ini. Guan Eng berkata pada tempoh dua tahun sebelum ini PPSB telah membelanjakan sebanyak RM300 juta dan tambahan jumlah itu yang menjadikan keseluruhannya RM650 juta dijangka dapat membantu merancakkan industri eksport negara menerusi pelabuhan itu. -- fotoBERNAMA (2019) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

KUCHING: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has refuted claims that the e-Tunai Rakyat initiative is a means to intrude upon a person’s personal information.

Lim Guan Eng

He said the programme was implemented and coordinated under Khazanah Nasional Bhd.

“They have set up all the safeguards,” he assured during his visit to The Spring Shopping Mall on Friday in conjunction with the launch of the e-Tunai Rakyat initiative.

“Data obtained from the programme is private and confidential,” he said.

He said if the government supposedly wished to gain access to personal information, this was already in identity cards (ICs) ― which is even more comprehensive.

“The government has all the information already in the ICs ― we do not need additional information,” he said, adding that this was not accessible by the private companies.

Lim said if there was any information gained at all, it was that consumption patterns were better understood. He said this would benefit private business companies.

Meanwhile, he emphasised that the government was not involved in business.

Earlier, he said that the government had put the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 in place with regard to the e-Tunai Rakyat initiative.

He also said that personal information obtained would not be shared with third parties.