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Friday, February 3, 2017

Johor denies issuing ‘Bangsa Johor’ identity cards

The use of Johor's identity for such purposes without referring to the state secretary's office is prohibited, says state government.

JOHOR BAHRU - The Johor government has denied having issued identity cards for “Bangsa Johor”.

State secretary Azmi Rohani said so far none of the state government departments or agencies had issued such a card.

“The use of Johor’s identity for such purposes without referring to the state secretary’s office is prohibited,” he said in a statement yesterday evening in response to a man’s tweet advising Johoreans how to obtain the purported new card.

The picture of the card, which was also made viral in several postings in social media, featured a Malaysian identity card number, with a second line of numbers underneath it showing the “Bangsa Johor” identity number.

In addition, the card was also claimed to double up as a debit card to make purchases.

At the back of the card, it showed the address of the cardholder and the name of the person’s next of kin, including a statement that the card was for verification of Bangsa Johor. - FMT

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