Homing in on syndicates forging MyKad

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 03 May 2020

PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry will continue with efforts to trace and take action against those behind MyKad forgery syndicates.

Its minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said the ministry, through the National Registration Department (NRD), would work together with the police in Ops Biru to stem the illegal activity.

“A special task force has been set up to investigate such cases, and we will not protect or compromise with anyone found to be behind these illegal operations, ” he said yesterday.

Hamzah said this in response to the discovery of a website that claimed to offer fake MyKad.

He said the NRD has lodged a police report over the website, adding that police would launch an investigation into the matter soon.

“This crime has sullied the good name of the NRD, ” he said.

He added that the website used old MyKad pictures connected to a MyKad forgery case in Penang last year.

“Police have arrested those behind that syndicate and the case is now undergoing court proceedings, ” he said.

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