MyKad: Late collectors may face fine

Mohd-Yazid-Ramli-jpnGEORGE TOWN: The National Registration Department (NRD) plans to impose a fine on applicants who fail to collect their new MyKad within the specified collection period as the matter seems to have been ignored by many.

Director-general Mohd Yazid Ramli said the department also plans to shorten the validity period of the temporary MyKad document to less than 30 days compared to the current three-month period.

However, both plans are still under discussion, he told reporters after the launch of the MyKad Distributed Printing Project (DPP) Hub at the Penang NRD here today.

On the DPP Hub project aimed at expediting the MyKad production process, Mohd Yazid said it would save costs on system development, workforce and postal services.

He said prior to this, the process would take up to 10 days to be completed, but with the DPP Hub, the duration would be shortened to only five days.

The MyKad currently has more than 10 security features and cannot be cloned by syndicates producing fake identity cards, he added.