KUCHING (March 4): The state’s mobile app for cashless payments Sarawak Pay will go global as ‘SPay Global’ after its integration with international payment platform UnionPay, which has been approved by Bank Negara.

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg said the collaboration is historic to both Sarawak and UnionPay, which can be used internationally.

“I would like to express my appreciation to Bank Negara for approving the integration between UnionPay and Sarawak Pay on the international platform that is historic to both Sarawak and UnionPay.

“To reinforce our branding and presence on the global stage, it is now timely for us to rename our Sarawak Pay eWallet to SPay Global and in relation to this, we shall seek Bank Negara’s approval for a bigger eWallet size, perhaps to a maximum of 1,000 Euros,” said Abang Johari during the launching of UnionPay Virtual Card on Sarawak Pay at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, Petra Jaya here, today.