November 2013
November 25, 2013

MyKad woes, more complicated than you think

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 25 — Stumped. That was how The Malay Mail reporter Benedict Ng felt after leaving a bank at Jalan Klang Lama last Friday. As part of an exercise to see if banks were linked to the National Registration Department (NRD) to vet and verify those performing transactions, Ng called up the bank’s customer service and was informed their branches were all not linked with NRD. In 2011, The Malay Mail had in a land scam expose revealed that a tampered MyKad was used to perform a land transaction. The fraudster had managed to open a bank account in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. – See more at:
November 21, 2013

NRD: MyKad cannot be tampered

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21 — The National Registration Department of Malaysia (NRD) insists the microchip embedded in Malaysian identity cards is tamper-proof. NRD public relations officer Jainisah Noor, however, said lost and stolen MyKad could still be used illegally despite being tampered. “The microchip stores all personal information and data for an individual. It cannot be tampered with. Doing so will destroy the card completely,” Jainisah said. – See more at:
November 21, 2013

Reducing cases of lost MyKad

565,157: Possible change to legal system to cut down on number GEORGE TOWN: MORE than 500,000 identity cards were reported lost or stolen as of Oct 31 this year, and it is likely that some of them may have fallen into the hands of irresponsible individuals or foreigners. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar told the Dewan Rakyat it was possible that the 565,157 lost or stolen MyKad were sold to syndicates, who in turn sold them to foreigners. Read more: Reducing cases of lost MyKad – General – New Straits Times
November 12, 2013

Easy Hotel Management System Updated

Easy to use hotel system with guest database, billing, check in and reservations. Check in using MyKad Reader or scan in passport. – Added new reports and graphs – multiple room selection for check in and reservations – bug fixes and enhancements    
November 8, 2013

Affordable readers in the market to verify an applicant’s MyKad

PUTRAJAYA: Employers can now check if their job applicants are using genuine or fake documents by using MyKad readers that are now sold at affordable prices. Many of these devices are already available in the market and buyers can check the list of devices endorsed by the National Registration Depart-ment (NRD) at its website. An NRD official and several suppliers confirmed to The Star that businesses could purchase these reader devices directly from the suppliers without having to apply to the NRD. Buy MyKad Reader Read more …  
November 4, 2013

MyKad cannot be cloned, says NRD

PUTRAJAYA: The MyKad is a document of “high quality” which cannot be cloned, says National Registra­tion Department (NRD) director-general Datuk Jariah Mohd Said. She said MyKad could only be tampered with by changing the photo and details on the surface of the original card, but not the information and security features embedded in the card or chip. Read more. . .  
November 2, 2013

How to protect ourselves against ‘security guards’ — Dave Avran

On the alarming subject of fake MyKads, on October 30, 2013, National Registration Department director-general Datuk Jariah Mohd Said claimed that the MyKad was a document of high quality that could not be cloned. She said MyKad could only be tampered with by changing the photo and details on the surface of the original card, but not the information and security features embedded in the card or chip. On the same day, Asian Professional Security Association Malaysia chapter president Datuk Seri Mustapa Ali said fake MyKads could easily be obtained for RM200 to RM600 a piece. So who are we supposed to believe? MARAH understands that one cannot fake the chip on the MyKad. The data inside is both cryptologically safe and immutable. What can be faked is the physical plastic and the printed information and picture, therefore the solution is to get Mykad readers and devices to read the data on the chip for verification. The application programme interface for these and the dongles are relatively cheap and easily available so it would be cost-effective for the private sector, including security companies, to use this method. BUY MYKAD READERS – See more at:  
November 1, 2013

Use MyKad readers when hiring, security firms told

PETALING JAYA: With two armed robberies by security guards in the space of a week, crime awareness group Malaysians Against Rape, Assault and Snatch (MARAH) is urging security companies to fully utilise MyKad readers to weed out fake ID holders.  Read More . . . BUY MYKAD READER NOW