PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Applicants who wish to change the details of their house address on the identity card (MyKad) should attach supporting documents such as utility bills or quit rent, from May 2, says Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman.
The Deputy Home Minister said supporting documents should be produced as valid evidence for using a new address to avoid the problem of having an invalid address on the identity card.
According to him, there were cases of 50 to 100 people using the same address for identity cards.
"Some application addresses are vacant land without houses. We do not want the matter to recur,” he said in a media conference after attending the National Registration Department 2018 Excellent Service Award here on Friday (March 22).
Mohd Azis said the use of invalid address would make it difficult for the Election Commission to register voters and to detect individuals in police investigations.
To a question involving house tenants, Mohd Azis said this group should not be exempted as tenants would have to produce their tenancy agreements or receipts to prove they are residing in the new address.
“If the applicant did not show supporting documents, they should produce an authentication letter from the village head, house owners, MPs and employers to support their change of address application,” he said.
Mohd Azis also said 10,828 individuals had their citizenships stripped since 1960 to date for various offences.
They were stripped of their citizenship under Article 24, 25 and 26 of the Federal Constitution, he said.
“The government will proceed to remove the Malaysian citizenship after obtaining strong evidence against the individual.”
Mohd Azis added that the government does not recognise any individual holding more than one citizenship. - Bernama