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Perak Transit, Touch ‘n Go and NEC launch the first cashless payment system for myBAS

Ipoh, Malaysia, 16 January 2020 –
Perak Transit Berhad (Perak Transit), Touch ‘n Go, and NEC Corporation of Malaysia (NEC) today officially launched a cashless bus fare payment system for myBAS Ipoh, a public bus service operating in Ipoh, Perak. myBAS Ipoh is the first bus network under Perak Transit to offer a cashless commuting experience in Malaysia.

Passengers of myBAS Ipoh are now able to pay for their trip by tapping any Touch 'n Go cards (including Touch ‘n Go enabled IC) to the card readers installed in coaches. This system gives commuters a seamless boarding process, offering greater convenience and enhances Perak Transit’s operations.

For this project, NEC provided an Automated Fare Collection System (AFCS) consisting of smart card readers, on board communications devices and a central fare transaction system (clearing house). The AFCS uses contactless smart cards for accurate and reliable fare collection and eliminates the need for passengers to bring coins with them.

Dato’ Cheong Peak Sooi, Executive Director, Perak Transit Berhad, said, “NEC has been a valued partner in our digitalisation of the passenger’s commuting experience. Through this cashless payment system, we are able to obtain accurate information such as the number of passengers boarding and alighting at each stop at any time. With this data, we can improve our current services and plan for future routes more efficiently. We hope to extend this cashless payment system to other bus networks in our portfolio in the future.”

Chong Kai Wooi, Managing Director, NEC Corporation of Malaysia, said, “NEC is grateful that Perak Transit has given us the opportunity to contribute to the betterment of public transportation in Ipoh through our transit management platform integrated with the Touch ‘n Go cashless payment system for myBAS.” 

“While more than 70% of the Malaysian population is concentrated in urban areas, the future will see even more people migrating to cities. Hence, a better, more efficient transportation ecosystem is crucial for safe and secure mobility,” he added.

myBAS Ipoh’s current coverage spans over 310km, with 16 different routes serviced by over 60 coaches. The number of riders has increased steadily since its inception in 2016, with monthly ridership reaching 163,000 in 2019. myBAS Ipoh has also deployed NEC’s fleet management system for its operations. The fleet management system has been in operation since March 2018, and has enhanced on-time transit performance and service regularity.

In addition to its roles as the main bus operator in Ipoh and the operator of the Express Bus Terminal in Ipoh, Perak Transit Berhad also operates the Hop-On Hop-Off bus service that covers various iconic attractions in the city.




About Perak Transit

Perak Transit Berhad was incorporated in Malaysia on 5 September 2008 as a private limited company and was subsequently converted to a public company on 26 March 2010. Perak Transit Berhad was first listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia on 6 October 2016 before successfully transferring to the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia on 19 December 2018 under the Consumer Products and Services Sector.

The Group principally operates Terminal Meru Raya and Terminal Kampar Putra, two integrated public transportation terminals, and provides public bus services. The Group is also involved in the operations of several petrol stations in Ipoh, Lahat and Kuala Kangsar, Perak.

Perak Transit is constantly working towards managing its routes and fleet optimally. By using high capacity buses for long distance routes and lower capacity buses for city runs, we strive to provide better service to our customers. Currently our routes cover Ipoh and its surrounding areas. From time to time we will cover new areas and update our routes. Visit us at: to check out our latest routes.

About Touch ‘n Go

Touch ‘n Go was formed in 1996, and first introduced the contactless smartcard for toll payments in 1997. Thereafter, the Company has grown to become the country’s leading micropayments service provider for transportation and urban mobility needs. These include tolls, parking, transit, bus networks, and closed communities. For more information, visit our website at


About NEC Corporation Malaysia

Originally established as NEC Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in March 1988, NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn. Bhd is a total solutions provider for a comprehensive range of NEC's IT, networking and telecommunications, and display technologies in Malaysia. By combining NEC’s and other third-party hardware and software to deliver a competitive edge to its clients, NEC Corp Malaysia also provides a wide range of systems integration solutions, business process analysis and system design, technical expertise, implementation and training, and support services through its NECare Support Center that provides comprehensive services nationwide, 24/7. Visit us at:

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Perak Transit

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+012 522 3694


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Emilio Sta Maria

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+65 9018 6652                             +65 9615 7590     


NEC Corporation of Malaysia

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