Remention of MyKad selling case today

18 Sep 2019 / 11:45 H.

GEORGE TOWN: The case involving six men, including an assistant director of the National Registration Department (NRD), in connection with the issuance and sale of MyKads to foreigners, will be rementioned in the sessions court, here today.

Bernama was informed that in today’s proceeding, scheduled to commence at 2.30pm, the prosecution would submit an application for the case to be transferred to High Court.

On Sept 12, all accused, aged 34 to 66, were charged in the sessions court on 32 counts of offences related to the issuance and sale of birth certificates and identity cards to foreigners.

Mohd Faizul Arifin, 34, who is the Penang NRD assistant director, together with Loh Chan Cheong, 34; Chien Guan Chai, 36; Yap Cheng Wah, 43, and Mohd Faizal Tan Abdullah, 66, faced two charges under Section 26E of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants (ATIPSOM) Act 2007, while the businessman, Datuk Lai Chin Wah, 56, was charged with three similar offences.

Mohd Faizul was charged with issuing false birth certificate and identity card under the name of Ewe Chor Beng, while five others were charged with selling birth certificates and identity cards under the same name (Ewe Chor Beng), between January and March 2019.

Mohd Faizul also faced five charges under Rule 25 (1) (i) of the National Registration Regulations 1990 for issuing identity cards under the names of several individuals between Sept 20, 2018 and May 3, 2019.

Both Mohd Faizul and Chien were also charged with four counts of falsifying birth certificates and identity cards under the names of several individuals.

The other three, namely, Lai, Loh and Yap, were charged with two similar offences and all the charges were framed under Section 466 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 109 of the same law and they were alleged to have committed the offences between January and May 2019. - Bernama

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