First, I must compliment the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) for having designed the online model, which I find user-friendly, with an option provided to use either Bahasa Malaysia or English. This accords easy participation by senior citizens, and I am one of them.
I responded to the much-publicized Census Malaysia call and did the registration online on Sept 24, 2020. Immediately, I received a system generated no-reply response from e-Census System Administrator acknowledging my information had been stored.
As instructed in the response, I clicked the “URL: verify here”. Shortly after that, I received another no-reply response. This time, it was from e-Census Pre-registration Administrator informing that my Pre-registration of the e-Census was unsuccessful and they would keep trying to identify invitation code in order to proceed with the e-Census.
It further adds that their e-Census officer would visit my living quarters between Oct 7 and Oct 24, 2020 if I do not receive the invitation code. To-date, I have yet to receive the “invitation code”.
Judging by the time, I doubt if that “invitation code” will ever come to my residence. Very likely, I will have to wait for the census officer to come to my “living quarters” between Oct 7 and Oct 24 to do the head count. I would appeal to DOSM to set a date and time,
or range of time, for its census officers to plan to visit, particularly for those having responded to the pre-registration online.
The work may be voluminous but it ensures the success of the census. I look forward to receiving an email advice from DOSM. It is my duty as a citizen to take part in this Census Malaysia.
ANDREW K. S. KOK
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