Everytime you go to visit you go visit your friend a gated property, collecting your MyKad is compulsary. Even if you go to government offices, private offices it is a requirement. Some demand that you hand in this very document that you are used to be identified with.
But, is it legal for them to hold your MyKad?
National Registration Act 1959 (Act 78) and the National Registration Regulations 1990 (Amendment 2001) under Regulation 8A state: “It shall be an offence punishable under Regulation 25 for any person, not being an officer referred under sub-regulation 7(1), to unreasonably detain any identity card other than his own.
The spokesman says under Regulation 8 of the same Act, only authorised personnel can ask visitors to produce their MyKad for verification and recording purposes and it must be returned to the visitors immediately.
Any person that unlawfully detains another person’s identity card is liable to committing an offence and liable to be charged under Regulation 25 of Act 78 and may be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or a minimum fine of RM3,000 and a maximum fine of RM20,000, or both.”
So we know that your MyKad is a big NO , what about your driver’s license?
Road Transport Department spokesman tells Hotline that surrendering one’s driving licence to security personnel shall be at the visitor’s own risk
So the next time you are confronted to hand in your MyKad, its your right not too use that , its about time security personals come out wiht a better mechanism or simply recording the visitors details.