Dr Abdul Rahman (second right) launches the JKSS i-Syariah system.

KUCHING: The introduction of the i-Syariah system, developed by Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (Sains), has made the Sarawak Syariah Judiciary Department (JKSS) the first in the country to adopt such a system.

According to Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Kuching North City Commission) Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi, with such a user-friendly system, users would have easier access to any information regarding Syariah.

“I strongly believe this i-Syariah system will improve JKSS’ service delivery as well as minimising bureaucratic problems —where any complaints on services can be channelled directly to the department.

“At the same time, it will also bring a lot of benefit to the Sarawak government, especially in obtaining JKSS’ customers data and information.

“On this occasion, I would like to congratulate JKSS for being the first agency in Malaysia to implement such a system. Today, all information is at your fingertips,” he said at the i-Syariah launching ceremony at the Syariah High Court here today.

Dr Abdul Rahman, who is also Assistant Minister of Utilities (Water Supply), added that since the world was hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, people’s reliance on the internet has increased, especially with the introduction of work from home practices as well as virtual meetings through Zoom, Google Meet and Skype.

“In the future, JKSS will certainly be busy serving other visiting agencies to see their achievements (in using this system),” he pointed out.

Also present was State Syariah Chief Judge Awang Suhaili Ledi.