PUTRAJAYA MAR 18: The Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN) today has provided three new mobile buses equipped with facilities to print out MyKad – the identity card for Malaysian citizens in its commitment to elevate its delivery services to the public.
In an event held here today, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dato’ Seri Hamzah Zainuddin had received the buses replica keys from the National Registration Director General, Dato’ Ruslin Jusoh.
Meanwhile the Ministry in its statement said, for MyKad services, the “Instillation of love to the people” programme (MEKAR) will be empowered via the National Registration Department (JPN).
“All the buses will be moved to implement the MEKAR programme to help the people especially those living in the rural and remote areas to be accessible to JPN services.
“These buses will also assist the government agencies in implementing community programmes among others to produce MyKad document for the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) staffs who are undergoing trainings at the training camps nationwide.
“Today MyKad applicants will get the document on the same day where the mobile bus is stationed. Application will be made on the bus, document printed and then handed to the applicant,” said the statement.
The statement added, before this, MyKad applicants who made applications through JPN Mobile Bus could only collect the document at any JPN branch office on the date stated.
The JPN Mobile Programme has been implemented since 2002 with the Special Mobile Unit (UKB) for Sabah and Sarawak and the Putrajaya Head Office. Its functions are to process the identity card applications, birth and death certificates in the rural areas and for the unaffordable group.
In the MEKAR programme, the JPN will help the people in the remote areas and those unaffordable (poor, sick, senior citizen and handicapped) to be present at JPN office to get their documents such as MyKad.
“Until 31st December 2020, 680 programmes had been carried out with 12,206 applications received while 1,293 advisory services had been delivered,” said the statement.
For those interested to get more information about the MEKAR programme could contact 03-88808014/7077 or email [email protected] –Malaysia World News