02 January, 2012
As part of your new year resolution, may be you may wish to own a new version of MyKad. According to The STAR, The National Registration Department (NRD) will be issuing the new MyKad with the latest security features in stages from Jan 3.
These are the reasons why you should get the new version of the MyKad:
1. More durable as it is made of tougher polycarbonate material,
2. A new and longer lasting chip,
3. Equipped with a new laser technology security feature on the surface to prevent forgery.
The new version of MyKad will be available on stages at respective NRD branches nationwide.
Putrajaya and Shah Alam on Jan 3,
Kluang and Ipoh on Jan 10,
Johor Bahru on Jan 14,
Kuantan on Jan 15,
Melaka on Jan 17,
Kuching and Kota Baru on Jan 20,
Kuala Terengganu and Penang on Jan 29,
Alor Setar on Feb 2,
Miri on Feb 6,
Kota Kinabalu and other branches on Feb 7,
Branches n Federal Territory on Feb 15.
I will surely give the NRD office a visit to renew my MyKad since mine is already slightly damaged due to wear and tear. Furthermore, I hope the replacement will be free of charge since they are introducing a new version of the MyKad.