I REFER to the report “MyKad cannot be cloned, says NRD” (The Star, Oct 30).
The NRD director-general Datuk Jariah Mohd Said’s (pic) remarks that the MyKad is a document of “high quality” which cannot be cloned and can only be tampered with by changing the photograph and details on the surface of the original card, while the information and security features are embedded in the card or chip.
A few questions need to be answered, since it was reported that the security guard, a foreign national, was hired using a fake MyKad.
How could a well-established security service provider have engaged a guard without proper vetting or was a security background check on him carried out?
Furthermore, was the application by the company for the guard’s firearm permit submitted using the “fake MyKad”?
If he is on a permanent payroll of the company, then a bank account is required.
Therefore, was the bank account opened with a fake MyKad, where verification of the biometric thumbprint is necessary?
Was his EPF account also opened with the fake MyKad?
Or instead of the fake MyKad, the guard from Tawau, Sabah had all this while been able to live and work here by fraudulently acquiring the MyKad?