By Marcel Chong
KOTA KINABALU Mac 19, 2012: New evidence has emerged that citizenship registration in Sabah is in shambles.
In a press conference held here, lawyer Ansari Abdullah (right) said he had been approached by the father of MyKad holder, Junaidi Justin, whose identity had been stolen.
On reporting the lost of his identity card to the National Registration Department (NRD), Junaidi was told not to make a police report on the matter as they would sort out the matter.
But that was more than 10 years ago. Junaidi has since found that he has a fake “twin”. The ‘twin’ has since married under his name and has also cashed in on the government BR1M aid of RM500 recently.
Junaidi approached Ansari, who is PKR Tuaran division chief, for assistance.
Ansari is now seeking an explanation from the NRD on how and why they had failed to act on information that they had received over a decade ago.
He also wants to know why NRD failed to respond to repeated entreaties by Junaidi’s family resolve the discrepancy.