I read with incredulity the claim made by our Home Minister that the allegations made against the National Registration Department are fake. Incredulity because, in light of the recent shocking but not surprising revelations at the Sabah RCI, it has thoroughly eroded my trust in any government institution.
The PAS-VP showed a copy of government circular and claimed that, “the alleged circular, dated Dec 14, 2012, required that identity cards that have not been claimed after 18 months be sent to Keningau, Sabah for processing by Dec 31 last year at the latest.”
That said, I’m going to be real fair here and say this.
If the allegations made by PAS vice-president Datuk Mahfuz Omar are false, he has committed a grave offence of not just making defamatory comments, he has also forged a government circular, which I’m sure is a big enough offence on its own. I’m pretty sure that all government circulars are numbered and his claims can easily be verified.
Therefore, I urge the HM to immediately lodge a police report on this so that the PDRM can investigate the matter and the AG can then charge the PAS-VP with a whole host of offences, which will put the nail in his coffin and lock him up for life. Personally, I don’t care if he ends up in jail or not.
Unless of course, the HM is actually afraid of further evidence that will surface in court of what these unclaimed MyKADs are actually doing there. Maybe there are proper MyKAD disposal facilities only in Keningau, Sabah. I honestly do not know, but am interested to find out what is so special about Keningau.
Until and unless this happens, I will take you for the liar, our dearest HM.
Update: Looks like the NRD has lodged a police report. Kudos!