PUTRAJAYA – The National Registration Department (NRD) explained that the Chinese woman who received her Mykad recently is the wife of a Malaysia citizen and has been staying in the country for 20 years.
The woman was a permanent resident before she obtained her citizenship in 2017.
The Director-General of NRD, Datuk Ruslin Jusoh said, the woman had applied for the citizenship under Article 15(1) of the Federal Constitution and she was granted citizenship based on her credentials.
Therefore, the NRD, through its Corporate Communications Department has lodged a police report on the owners of several Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp accounts for accusing the department of simply granting MyKad to foreigners.
Besides, that, a report was also made on the issue of granting MyKad to five Chinese nationals. The report had to be made so that the police can carry out thorough investigation on the fake allegations which went viral in the social media.
“I would like to emphasize that the issue was made viral since 2015, where five Chinese nationals were said to have been granted MyKad. That was actually one of the fake identity card syndicate which happened in Sabah.
“It has nothing to do with the NRD and the case has been surrendered to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2015.
“The issue is still being played by the social media account holders,” he said in a press conference today.
The NRD has also contact the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission to investigate the owners of the social media accounts who actively distribute those fake news.
“The fake news have caused public unrests and brought bad impressions on NRD, thinking that we issue documents to foreigners. It has never happened,” he said.
“For the record, we do not choose or grant citizenship to a person by looking into their origins or race. We are driven by the regulations under the Constitution and the National Registration Act.
“Therefore there is no issue that the NRD grants citizenship easily to the foreigners,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette