29 Jun '12, 1am

Read more on the e-Kasih project, a national poverty databank that provides aid to the poor:

Read more on the e-Kasih project, a national poverty databank that provides aid to the poor:

The Star/Asia News Network Friday, Jun 29, 2012 PETALING JAYA - Malaysia's eKasih project, a national poverty databank to provide aid to the poor, clinched the first prize in the United Nations Public Service Awards in New York. It won under the category of "Advancing Knowledge Management in Government" for Asia and the Pacific, pushing Korean's initiative of National Science and Technology Information Service to second place. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tweeted about it yesterday, saying: "eKasih project won 1st prize in the United Nations Public Service Awards 2012, a prestigious award for public service. Malaysian Pride!" The awards honour creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions. The eKasih, launched in November 2007, is used by relevant agencies for fair distribution of assistance and to avoid overlapping aid programmes. In ...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Malaysia/Story...

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