STATELESS people in Sarawak are at a disadvantage as they do not qualify for the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme.
Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (Sadia) Rajang branch chairman Bill Jugah said undocumented people did not have MyKad, which was a primary requirement in order to register via the MySejahtera app for the vaccination.
He said those without personal documents such as identity card and birth certificate could not register for the vaccine through MySejahtera.
“So if they cannot register, how will they receive the vaccine?” he asked.
His branch is now helping stateless people to register for the vaccine.
He said those affected could contact him at 016-875 1119 for help to forward their application to the relevant authority.
Among the particulars needed are the applicant’s name, age, location and contact number.
“I will forward the application to the relevant authority so that stateless people will not be left out of the immunisation programme, ” he said.
In December last year, Jugah had collected more than 500 applications statewide for personal documents.
A mobile counter, jointly set up by his branch and the National Registration Department opposite Bukit Aup Jubli Park in Sibu, had been scheduled to take place from Feb 16 to 18 but was cancelled indefinitely as the town is in a Covid-19 red zone.
The mobile counter was to check the applications and approve them if the applicants met the criteria.