What is the offence to not carry a MyKad?

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What will be the charge for not carry MyKad? ...because my brother get caught by the police nearby our home.
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answered on Jan 16, 2017 at 05:48
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What will be the charge for not carry MyKad?
The police will issue him a summons. It also depends on the way he was "caught".
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answered on Jan 16, 2017 at 06:26
Fine for not carrying MyKad abolished

12 July 2006 - The Sun Daily (

PUTRAJAYA: The minimum RM3,000 fine for not carrying MyKad will be abolished, Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said.

With the abolition, the amount of fine to be imposed on offenders would be determined by the courts, he said.

The National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2001) under Article 25 (1n) would be amended to effect the abolition, he said yesterday.

Under the regulations, those found guilty of not carrying the MyKad are liable to be fined between RM3,000 and RM20,000.

Through the amendments to be made under the powers vested on the home affairs minister, however, the maximum fine would be retained.

According to Bernama, he said the courts are a more appropriate authority to determine the quantum of fine based on the facts of the case.

"Perhaps, based on the facts of the case, the penalty can be reduced. The fine may be only RM10, it's up to the courts' discretion," he said.

Radzi said the MyKad, as the personal identification document for Malaysian citizens, must be brought along wherever they went for security reasons.

"This has become increasingly necessary now that the country is facing the problem of influx of illegal immigrants and other problems like too many drug addicts."

Radzi said anyone who lost their MyKad must inform the National Registration Department for a new card to be issued immediately.

Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Tan Chai Ho said the minister would look into streamlining the procedure for those who lost their MyKad.

He acknowledged that the current procedure for replacing the smart identity card has inconvenienced some applicants.

He told reporters the matter would be discussed at the cabinet's weekly meeting today.

"We will also discuss with the police to see how we can make it simpler for applicants to replace their MyKad."

Tan was responding to MCA Youth chief Datuk Liow Tiong Lai's comments that the procedure to replace the MyKad is complicated and inconvenient. He had called upon the ministry to review the procedures.

DAP deputy chairman M. Kulasegaran contends that section 25(1) of the National Registration Regulations 1999 - which contains the provision for the fine and jail term - is a delegated law that appears to contradict the parent National Registration Act 1959 (revised 1972).

"The regulation is ultra vires (beyond legal authority), unlawful and unconstitutional. This is so, as a delegated legislation cannot be inconsistent with the principle act (parent act)."

He said the Act does not empower the home affairs minister to provide for a mandatory minimum fine of RM3,000 for the offence of not carrying the MyKad.

He said the law only provided for the maximum fine.

Kulasegaran said there is no logic or compelling reason that Malaysians must carry their MyKad all the times, adding that the identity card can be produced when needed for services and transactions at hospitals, banks and government agencies.
More than just a card

30 August 2007 - The Star Online (


THE recent case of the 19-year-old Sabahan who spent six months in jail for an identity card offence not only shook up the community, but created an awareness that the IC must be carried around at all times by everyone, young and old.

The law is clear – individuals caught without their MyKad can be fined between RM3,000 and RM20,000.  

The Government wants the people to carry the MyKad because of the increasing problems related to illegal immigrants.

In a situation where a person’s identity is to be verified, MyKad can be used as proof.

“It is therefore not advisable to carry a photocopy of your original IC around because it isn’t valid. Only a genuine IC will be able to identify the person,” says Jainisah Mohd Noor, the NRD’s public relations officer.

Easier and faster

Director-General Datuk Abdul Halim Muhammad said the process of getting a MyKad is very simple these days.

“Gone are the days when you have to wait for days or weeks. Members of the public can now obtain their MyKad within one working day. All one needs to do is to hand in the application form and relevant documents at the NRD headquarters and it will be processed within 24 hours.  

“But if you apply at the nearest NRD branch, it would take 10 days for a card to be issued. At present, the 210 branches located around the country are responsible for providing replacement cards, amendments of particulars, defective ICs, and for first-time applicants.

“There is no need to lodge a police report whenever one has misplaced or lost the MyKad. Just head over to the headquarters in Putrajaya and apply for a new one,” says Abdul Halim.

“Our policy is to make the process as simple as possible.”

According to Abdul Hamid, the head office is capable of handling 500 applications a day.

However, the Director-General says despite the efficiency, a major problem is still with uncollected MyKads.

“People should be aware that a lot of money is wasted when we have to destroy MyKads that are not collected within two years,” says Abdul Hamid.

The NRD’s long-term vision, which the department hopes to realise within the next 10 years, is to be able to issue MyKad in an instant.

This “Wait & Return” project will expedite the application process, allowing the individual to have his or her MyKad right away. The NRD started a pilot project in Malacca last March.

When the system is implemented, it should take approximately two hours for the card to be processed.

Going mobile

There are still some 300,000 citizens who have yet to change their ICs to the MyKad, The NRD has, therefore, set up Mobile MyKad Units to assist those who are unable to go to the branches or headquarters to apply for the card.  

According to Abdul Hamid, members of the public who have not switched to MyKad are mostly elderly folks, mental patients, drug addicts in rehabilitation centres, as well as the aborigines living in the remote areas.

The mobile units are most active in Sabah and Sarawak.
Man turns heads by wearing tight mini dress to court

21 June 2016 - New Straits Times (

KUALA LUMPUR: A man, who showed up to court in a tight, sleeveless mini dress today, was fined RM700 for not carrying his MyKad on Sunday.

Mohamad Dahlan Rosley, 24, who tried to pull down his short dress to cover his thighs when his case was called, pleaded guilty to the offence before magistrate Adira Adnan.

He was charged with committing the offence at Pusat Hiburan Movida, Jalan Changkat in Bukit Bintang, Dang Wangi here at 11pm on June 19.

The accused, who was unrepresented, in pleading for leniency said he just got out of jail for a drug-related offence and was suffering from tuberculosis (TB).

His charge under Section 25(1)(n)of the National Registration Regulations 1999 carries a maximum fine of RM20,000 or a jail term of up to three years, if convicted.

Mohamad Dahlan, who is unemployed, was ordered to serve 14 days in jail if he fails to pay the fine.
Single mother of three fined RM250 for failing to produce IC

28 December 2016 - The Star Online (

KUALA LUMPUR: A single mother of three children was fined RM250 by the Magistrate's Court here on Wednesday for failing to produce her identity card when requested by the authorities.

Magistrate Mahyudin Mohmad Som meted out the fine on S. Mariamah, who pleaded guilty to the charge.

The woman was charged with committing the offence in front of the 7-Eleven convenience store at Jalan Petaling here on Dec 27.

During mitigation, she said she left her MYkad at her father's house in Penang.

She paid the fine.
Six football fans fined RM1,000 each for obstructing cops

August 17, 2016  - Bernama

All six plead guilty to not showing their identification cards when requested for at the Darul Makmur Stadium here on Aug 12.

KUANTAN: Four football fans were fined RM1,000 each, in default three months’ jail, by the Magistrate’s Court here today for obstructing a policeman from carrying out his duties.

Magistrate Noor Aisah Mohamed made the order against Mohamed Alif Alias, 31, Norsharulnizam Ismail, 33, Mohamad Zawawi Mohamed Emran, 31, and K Lingaeesh, 23, in Magistrate’s Court Two.

In Magistrate’s Court One, two more football fans – Mohamad Hafifi Nizam Khairuddin, 25, and Norul Naqib Che Mat, 26, – were also fined RM1,000 each, in default one month’s jail, by Magistrate Noor Zaihan Mohamad Ali.

All six had pleaded guilty to committing the offence against a senior police officer, Inspector V Muneswaran, by not showing their identification cards when requested at the Darul Makmur Stadium here on Aug 12 at 10.50pm.

The offence, under Section 186 of the Penal Code, provides imprisonment of up to two years or a maximum fine of RM10,000 or both.
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