MyKid wasn’t issued to Indira Gandhi’s daughter, clarifies home minister

Indira Gandhi’s ex-husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah with their daughter, Prasana Diksa.

SEMENYIH: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today denied allegations that a former minister had ordered the National Registration Department (JPN) to issue a MyKad to M Indira Gandhi’s daughter Prasana Diksa.

“The director of JPN has investigated and found the statement to be untrue.

“I am responsible for this matter and had ordered an investigation,” Muhyiddin told reporters today at the Pakatan Harapan’s main war room for the Semenyih by-election.

Last February, the head of the Indira Gandhi Action Team (Ingat), Arun Dorasamy, had reportedly said Indira and his team had lodged a report to the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) against a former minister for allegedly abusing his power by ordering the JPN to issue a MyKid to Prasana.

Meanwhile, JPN director Mohammad Razin Abdullah said legal action would be taken against Ingat if the NGO refuses to apologise for slandering JPN.

“The NGO’s accusation, without solid evidence, has challenged the integrity of this department.

“This has tarnished our image,” he said in a statement today.

He also said amending one’s records in the MyKad could only be done based on the application from the individual or next of kin.

“JPN protects the records of those issued identity cards. All individual details are official government records and are private,” he said.

Last month, Ingat was formed by a few civil society members to assist Indira Gandhi in her search for her youngest daughter, who was lost 10 years ago.

The group has offered an RM10,000 reward to track down Indira’s ex-husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah.

The Federal Court had in April 2016 ordered the inspector-general of police (IGP) to arrest Riduan for contempt after he failed to obey the court order to surrender Prasana to Indira.

Prasana was one year old in 2009 when Riduan snatched her from Indira.

Indira had also won her challenge to nullify her three children’s conversion to Islam by Riduan, formerly known as K Pathmanathan.

Police said they had been tracking down Riduan since 2014 and urged the public to come forward and provide information related to Riduan.