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Sabah Unity Party President among those arrested for allegedly selling fake ICs

NewsSabah Unity Party President among those arrested for allegedly selling fake ICs

The police busted a syndicate forging illegal documents for non-Malaysian citizens following a tip-off from Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

The 2 local men detained were Mohd Amkah and Mohd Arshad Abdul Mualap, who is also the president of Parti Perpaduan Rakyat Sabah (PPRS) which is part of the Opposition coalition in Sabah.

According to Hamzah, the syndicate claim that the ‘data card’ that allegedly give the holders the same benefits as Malaysians.

“They claim that these cardholders can get benefits such as hospitalisation, education and others. Most importantly, the syndicate claims that the cardholders can be issued with an identification card (MyKad),” Hamzah said in a press conference in Bukit Aman yesterday (30 June).

He also said he was tipped off regarding the syndicate’s activity by a foreign citizen living outside the country before he relayed the information to the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

Source: The Star

“The investigation was carried by a special unit which led to the arrestment of two men, Mohd Arshad and Mohd Hamka.”

“The two of them had been charged this morning at the Shah Alam Magistrate Court under Section 420 of the Penal Code,” Hamzah said.

Section 420 of the Penal Code carries a jail term of up to 10 years, whipping and a fine upon conviction.

Hamzah said that Mohd Arshad was picked up by the police on 22 June at his home in Subang Jaya whereby the police also found hundreds of copies of forms that the syndicate used to collect personal information of their victims.

He also urged the public to be mindful that the government had never given permission for any parties to issue such cards and that the only valid identification card used in the country is the MyKad.

“I would like to remind the public that only four types of IC are recognised in Malaysia: Blue, Red, Green and Brown.

“Do not trust these syndicates as they are engaged in criminal activities and many have been duped by them,” Hamzah said.

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