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Friday, December 30, 2022

JPN using fingerprint recognition to help replace MyKad for flood victims


About 500 applications for a replacement MyKad were made in Kelantan and Terengganu following the recent floods which displaced thousands of people from their homes. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: The national registration department (JPN) will use the fingerprint recognition system to process applications by flood victims for a new MyKad.

Those who lost their MyKad due to the floods will not need to make a police report in order to get their new identification card (IC).

JPN director-general Ruslin Jusoh said officers from the department will immediately go down to the ground to ease the process of flood victims obtaining their new MyKad free of charge, Berita Harian reported.

“Previously, flood victims needed to file a police report or provide other evidence to replace their MyKad or other identification documents, but this is no longer required,” he was reported as saying by the daily.

He said that to date, JPN has received 500 applications for a replacement MyKad from Kelantan and Terengganu and expected them to be completed in the coming two weeks.

Yesterday, Bernama reported that floods in Terengganu have receded, leaving just one temporary evacuation centre (PPS) operating.

The Terengganu secretariat of the state disaster management committee said the number of flood victims placed at Masjid Kampung La PPS in Besut remained at 53 from 12 families.

However, all the victims were expected to call the PPS “home” for a long time because most of their houses had been swept away by the floods.

In Kelantan, the last PPS, Pusat Tarbiyah Pohon Buluh in Pasir Mas, which accommodated 17 people from five families, was closed at 6.15pm after they were allowed to return to their homes. - FMT

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