| Azlan Othman |
AN ELECTRONIC court management system will replace the manual process at the Syariah courts following the signing of a $1.75 million project.
The e-Syariah Court Management System will use an electronic application instead of the existing manual system – from the registration of a case until its conclusion in court.
The new system aims to make the work process in the Syariah courts easier and more efficient, said the Director of the State Judiciary Department, Hj Mohd Serudin bin Hj Timbang, at the contract signing ceremony of the e-Syariah Court Management project at The Empire Hotel & Country Club yesterday.
ZimacSilicon Technologies Sdn Bhd will take 24 months to complete the project, starting this month.
The chief guest at the signing ceremony was Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Hj Awg Salim bin Hj Besar, Acting Chief Syar’ie Judge.
Signing on behalf of the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was the Director of State Judiciary Department, Hj Mohd Serudin bin Hj Timbang, who is also the Acting Chief Registrar of the Syariah Court of Appeal.
ZimacSilicon Technologies, which has experience in implementing an IT application project in Syariah and civil courts in Sabah and Sarawak, was represented by its Managing Director, Dato Paduka Hj Idris bin Hj Abas, and Executive Director, Mas Roslee bin Dato Paduka Hj Idris.
The new system will integrate all the processes involved in handling Syariah court cases by establishing an electronic network to connect all Syariah courts nationwide for the purpose of coordination and information sharing.
The new system provides case registration facilities, hearing schedule, information search for cases, recording of verdicts and compilation of statistics and reports. The system includes the processing and registration of Muslim marriages and divorces. The new system also speeds up the registration process and improves access to information on cases through the use of e-filing.
The relevant parties can also check the status, time and date of cases via a kiosk machine or email.