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MahWengKwai & Associates recently attended a talk which was entitled: “STAMPS, Digital Franking System (“DFS”) and Technical Issues” which was held on the 9th October 2018 at the Selangor Bar Auditorium which was located at No. 41A, Jalan Bola Jaring, 13/15, Section 13, Shah Alam, 40100, Shah Alam, Selangor. The talk was led by Tuan Saidul Sahri Alkamal and also other Inland Revenue Officers who are in the know of their respective fields, and was jointly organized by the Selangor Bar Committee and Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia, also known as the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (“IRB”). The talk was emceed by our very own Pn. Sarah Kambali.

During the talk, we learnt about the history of STAMPS, also known as online adjudication system. We also were given the reason for the implementation of DFS. According to IRB, the two systems were put in place to curb forgery of stamping for official documents and fraudulent activities.

After the introduction of the topic by Tuan Saidul Sahri, the next speaker, YM Tengku Nurbaiti Tengku Kamarulzaman, gave the audience an extensive review on DFS. She guided us through the mobile application of DFS and as well as the computer application of DFS.

Thereafter, Pn. Sri Hastikah Hassan shared with us some issues that the IRB faced in STAMPS. She gave examples of the common errors that had led to the officers at the IRB rejecting submissions done online through STAMPS by solicitors or agents.

On the last part of the talk, we were given time to query on the technical side of DFS and STAMPS which was conducted by Pn. Rusidah bt Abdul Rahim.

We were very grateful to be given this opportunity to attend the talk as we find what was shared by the officers from the headquarters of the Inland Revenue Board was very practical and useful for our future references in the real estate practice. We hope to attend more talks given by the government officials to improve our services for our clients in real estate matters.