PETALING JAYA – The National Registration Deparment (NRD) has denied issuing an identity card registration form where applicants must vow to vote for Barisan Nasional.
A photo of the controversial form that has gone viral featured the Malaysian coat of arms, the 1Malaysia logo and the NRD logo.
On Sunday (Nov 26), the NRD released a Facebook statement clarifying that the form is fake.
“We hereby inform that the document is fake and was not issued by the National Registration Department,” it said.
To submit the form, the applicants have to put their thumbprints.
“I, the signatory, promise to vote for Barisan Nasional in the upcoming 14th General Election and if I fail to make this promise, I am ready and willing to take action by cancelling my identity card,” a line above the applicants’ signature reads.
A pro-opposition blogger have speculated that the form is intended for foreigners who want to apply for a Malaysian identity card.
However, the form does not ask for the applicant’s gender and home address, two key information that are printed on the standard blue and red identity card.
The form also had a small typo, alluding to its dubiousness.