The National Registration Department (JPN) advises parents to use their children’s birth certificates for daily affairs for the time being.
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Parents with newborns will have to wait a while longer for their baby’s MyKid due to a global microchip shortage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
National Registration Department (JPN) director-general Datuk Ruslin Jusoh said there’ll be a six-month delay in issuing of MyKid for newborns in the country.
Despite the delay, Ruslin said parents can still submit new applications but to keep the long wait in mind.
This is because JPN will process the application in stages according to respective turns.
For the time being, parents can use the birth certificate for the daily affairs of their children who have not received their MyKid.
Rusli added that the birth certificate is a valid identification document issued by the government, Malay Mail reported.
All government and private agencies are urged to accept birth certificates for any business involving children since it’s the only document recognised in important matters such as school admission applications.
A check on Facebook showed a few parents expressing their disappointment with the wait.
On the application page, a screenshot by a parent showed the MyKid application delay being attributed to a technical problem.
On another note, JPN also warned the public not to trust any agents or representatives claiming to help with the MyKad registration process.
JPN has never appointed any agents or representatives to help with MyKad registrations.