Issuance of new MyKad to applicants kicks offJanuary 6, 2012
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 . . .