Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Several new features will be added into the existing MyKad to address the security issues.

 The National Registration Department (JPN) would issue the MyKad with the new features to its applicants beginning January 2012.

Several new security features going to add into the New Mykad will be use laser technology to imprint the applicant's information and photograph onto the card itself. the new mykad chip also damage proof. the damage proof chip had tested and approved by SIRIM.

New Malaysian identity cards would be made from the polycarbonate, which are more durable than the previous one (old Mykad / IC).

However, in the first stage only JPN offices in Malacca, Kuching, and Kluang would process the new MyKads.

News date: 15th October 2011
Source of Article: http://www.thestar.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/10/15/nation/20111015161759&sec=nationhttp://www.thestar.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/10/15/nation/20111015161759&sec=nation