KOTA KINABALU: The electronic wallet application, Boost, is aiming to have 2,000 merchants in Sabah.
Its chief executive officer, Christopher Tiffin, said the leading e-wallet in Malaysia, already had more than 700 merchants in the state.
“We are delighted to have Sabah join our efforts. Boost wants to support customers and merchants alike in their digital transformation process and to offer an entirely new payment experience,” he said during the launch of Boost in Sabah.
Since its official launch in January last year, Boost has recruited more than 30,000 merchants online and offline nationwide, with close to 2.9 million users.
In Sabah, consumers can enjoy the convenience at merchants such as Orange convenience store, Bataras hypermarket, Kota Kinabalu International Airport Taxi, A Square Container night market, City Cineplex, food delivery and food trucks. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the state government welcomed the digital economy initiative, which was in line with the national transformation plan.
“I am optimistic that digitalisation of the economy does not only encourage innovation but also creates more jobs opportunities and makes it easier for the people of Sabah to interact.”
Shafie’s sppech was read by state Assistant Minister of Finance Kenny Chua.
Present were Luyang assemblyman Ginger Phoong and Likas assemblyman Tan Lee Fatt.