PUTRAJAYA: The National Registration Department (NRD) has rolled out the new MyKad using the latest laser technology and security features. NRD director-general Datuk Jariah Mohd Said said the new card was being issued at NRD offices in Putrajaya and Shah Alam while its offices in other states would follow suit from Feb 15. Made of polycarbonate for strong resistance and embedded with a chip, the card also has a “ghost” image of the cardholder to curb forgery. Speaking to reporters while observing the issuance of the card at the NRD office here yesterday, she said 370 of 700 applications from the people who queued up, were processed by 10am. Jariah said the new MyKad, which adhered to international standards, would overcome the quality and durability issue raised by certain quarters. Read More . . .
National Registration Department (NRD) officer Jainisah Mohd Noor showing the new national identity card equipped with the latest security features (top) and the old version. The new MyKad is made of tougher polycarbonate material. Read More . . .
PUTRAJAYA: The public has been urged not to rush to National Registration Department (NRD) branches to change their MyKads to prevent congestion. NRD director-general Datuk Jariah Mohd Said said changing to the new MyKad was not compulsory and there was no time limit set. “The Putrajaya and Shah Alam NRD branches received 2,984 and 1,579 applications respectively to change to the new MKad from Tuesday until Thursday. Congestion at the counters can affect efforts to process applications to within a day,” she said in a statement. Read More . . .