KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 – A leader of the United Democratic Party of Malaysia (Muda) urged the Minister for the Coordination of the National Covid-19 Vaccination Program, Khairy Jamaluddin, to explain the flaws in the website for registering for the vaccine AstraZeneca.
In a statement released today, Muda Secretary General Amir Abd Hadi said many people were unable to use the government website to register for the AstraZeneca vaccine after it opened today. ‘hui.
“After repeatedly failing to help the public register vaccination, the public raised many questions, including the use of the free version of ‘cloudflare’.
“It also raised many questions regarding the cost used to develop the system worth RM70 million,” he said.
Amir also pointed out that Khairy needs to reveal the company behind the website.
“The rakyat deserves to know,” he said.
On social media, Malaysians seeking to sign up for the voluntary AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine were frustrated and disappointed as they tried to reserve their places after missing the first round.
Recalling the recordings of the first and second rounds for the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the third round opt-in also encountered several hiccups seconds after it went live just after noon.
Initially scheduled to be put online at noon sharp, reservations were only opened shortly after 12:20 p.m. and were immediately marred by technical problems which hampered the success of registrations.
Controls by Malaysian courier showed that applicants were unable to select their respective states for designated vaccination centers earlier, while others complained of being stuck in an endless captcha loop.
Khairy said last Friday that registration for the second round would be open to those under 60 if there were any slots available after registration for seniors closed on May 26.
The AstraZeneca vaccine activation option was first made available to the public on May 2, but was then limited to residents of the Klang Valley.
Registrations for its 268,800 slots opened at noon on May 2 and were fully taken within three hours.
The second round of the opt-in will see the availability of 1.26 million doses. These are open to those who reside in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Johor and Sarawak.