MCO: 90-day extension, no penalty for late birth and death registrations

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KUCHING, April 19: A 90-day extension without penalty is given for birth and death registrations after the Movement Control Order (MCO) period ends, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

According to Ismail Sabri, the decision was made by the government as the registration of births and deaths could not be done at the moment due to the implementation of the MCO.

“Although it is not allowed now due to the MCO, but a period of 90 days is given from the date of the MCO end, including writing off the penalty,” he revealed in a press conference today.

At the same time, Ismail Sabri also noted that those who need to replace their lost MyKad may make an appointment to do so with their nearest National Registration Department (NRD) branch.

“The ministry has also agreed that those who lost their MyKad and need it to for an emergency, or to apply for Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) from the government, they may contact the nearest NRD at their district to replace the MyKad by making an appointment with the officers.”

He added that this also applies to Malaysians currently residing in other countries, which includes the 90-day extension, after the emergency or lockdown period ends in their respective countries. — DayakDaily