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Govt To Simplify Unclaimed Monies Check In 2Q 2018

Last update: 15/11/2017
 
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 (Bernama) -- The government aims to launch the Electronic Government Unclaimed Money Information System (eGUMIS) in the second quarter of next year to make it convenient for the public, especially for those living in the rural areas to check on their unclaimed monies.

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Othman Aziz said of 52,015 applications for unclaimed monies so far this year, 34,353 were from those living in the capital.

"In addition, the Accountant-General's Department will participate in the Mobile Community Transformation Centre programme, organised by the Finance Ministry, to enable the public to check on their unclaimed monies status," he told the Dewan Rakyat here today.

Responding to a question from Datuk Ahmad Fauzi Zahari (BN-Setiawangsa) on the steps taken by the government to raise public awareness on unclaimed monies, Othman said as at Oct 31 this year, the total amount of unclaimed money stood at RM5.96 billion, of which 70 per cent were from bank accounts that remained dormant or inactive for more than seven years.

The bank accounts are made up of savings accounts, current accounts and matured fixed deposits, he added.....

 
 
 

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