KUALA LUMPUR, 28 March 2017 – In the presence of the President of France, H.E. François Hollande, and the Minister of International Trade and Industry, YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Prestariang, one of Malaysia’s leading Technology and Talent solutions providers, and Thales, global leader in high technology solutions for key infrastructures, signed an agreement for border security.
The agreement identifies Thales as the main technology partner of Prestariang in the implementation of the proposed ‘Sistem Kawalan Imigresen Nasional’ (“SKIN”), an integrated technology platform aimed at delivering the core applications and infrastructure of the national immigration and border control system.
SKIN will provide a comprehensive and integrated solution composed by five main modules: Passport, Visa, Border Control, Enforcement and Risk Assessment. The objective of the projectnis to bring the country’s immigration and border control systems in line with national security objectives and to address both current and future operational demands. SKIN is a 15-year concession which includes a three-year build and deployment phase followed by a 12-year maintenance and operation phase.
Dr. Abu Hasan Ismail, President/ Group Chief Executive Officer of Prestariang Berhad stated : “As Thales’s portfolio ranges from the most sophisticated border-control and surveillance systems, to visa and passport solutions, we believe its unique position and capabilities will allow us to jointly design and deliver the best solution for SKIN. We see synergy in this partnership that will further strengthen Prestariang’s continued growth as one of the leaders in these technologies particularly in the cybersecurity sector. Our combined expertise will also enable us to deliver other projects in similar size and nature in the future,”