JPN has received more than 90,000 applications for the MEKAR Program since 2020

JPN has received more than 90,000 applications for the MEKAR Program since 2020

A total of 93,455 applications through the People’s Love Seeding Program (MEKAR) were received by the National Registration Department (JPN) involving 5,273 field programs since 2020 until March 15 this year.

JPN Director-General Badrul Hisham Alias said the program is a proactive approach by JPN to ensure that every Malaysian citizen is eligible to have valid identification documents, thereby enabling them to enjoy various government facilities offered.

He said JPN is committed to conducting field activities to provide direct services to the community regardless of background, age, and geographical factors. “The three states with the highest number of applications for the Mekar Program from January to March 15 this year are Putrajaya, Perak, and Selangor,” he said.

Badrul Hisham said this to reporters after the Elderly Care Mekar Program at Rumah Seri Kenangan, Pengkalan Chepa today.

Further commenting, he said JPN never marginalizes the Orang Asli community to obtain identity cards and birth registrations. “As much as possible, we will go to Orang Asli villages and try to ensure that it can be done periodically (applications for identity cards and birth registrations) for them.

“In addition, JPN will consider several factors to enter their areas such as weather and distance,” he said.

Earlier, Badrul Hisham handed over identity documents to two disabled individuals, Muhammad Ruslan Ali, 62, in Tumpat and Ahmad Hariz Rosli, 12, in Kubang Kerian.

– BERNAMA

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