565,157: Possible change to legal system to cut down on number
GEORGE TOWN: MORE than 500,000 identity cards were reported lost or stolen as of Oct 31 this year, and it is likely that some of them may have fallen into the hands of irresponsible individuals or foreigners.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told the Dewan Rakyat it was possible that the 565,157 lost or stolen MyKad were sold to syndicates, who in turn sold them to foreigners.
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Affordable readers in the market to verify applicant's MyKad
Monday, October 06, 2014
PUTRAJAYA: Employers can now check if their job applicants are using genuine or fake documents by using MyKad readers that are now sold at affordable prices.
Many of these devices are already available in the market and buyers can check the list of devices endorsed by the National Registration Depart-ment (NRD) at its website.
An NRD official and several suppliers confirmed to The Star that businesses could purchase these reader devices directly from the suppliers without having to apply to the NRD.