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Govt moves to tighten NRD security after scandal

PETALING JAYA: Setting up a DNA data bank and upgrading security levels for National Registration Department (NRD) staff are among the measures to be put in place after it was rocked by the illegal sale of birth certificates and identity cards.


PBS: NRD must fast-track setting up of DNA database

KOTA KINABALU: The setting up of a DNA database by the National Registration Depart­ment (NRD) should be fast-tracked to ensure that only genuine citizens are registered for MyKad, said a Sabah Opposition party.


Home Ministry tightening NRD's delivery system, SOPs

PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry is in the midst of improving the National Registration Department's (NRD) delivery system and standard operating procedures (SOPs) following the revelation of a syndicate selling MyKad and birth certificates to foreigners, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.


To save the Malayan tiger, poachers could be shot on sight

Malaysia’s Wildlife and National Parks Department is on the front lines of the struggle to stop poachers and smugglers from driving our wildlife into extinction. Its director-general speaks exclusively to The Star about measures he is taking to stem the tide.


Microsoft’s work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows

Microsoft has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university on artificial intelligence, elevating concerns that US firms are contributing to China’s high-tech surveillance and censorship apparatus.


Big question in China: Who am I?

Hunt for heritage drives Chinese to DNA tests.


Group seeks U.S. DNA to identify missing migrants

(Reuters) - Human rights advocates on Friday pushed the U.S. government for access to an FBI-run DNA database to help identify the remains of thousands of immigrants who have disappeared on the U.S.-Mexico border.


Hunt for U.S. Korean War dead will take months to resume, search chief says

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea may allow the United States to resume a search for thousands of American war dead from the 1950-53 Korean War, but it will be months before excavations can begin and years until bone fragments are identified, a senior US official said.


At Beijing security fair, an arms race for surveillance tech

It can crack your smartphone password in seconds, rip personal data from call and messaging apps, and peruse your contact book.