CREATE SPECIAL ID NUMBER AND CARD FOR STATELESS PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA
Rosita MH Khan
Persatuan Kebajikan Komuniti Tapah Road Perak
2f3 Refugees and undocumented
Stateless persons (SP) are not allowed to open bank accounts or register for EPF and/or SOCSO when they work. They also working, as considered by Malaysian law, illegally since they do not have identification which entitled them to be registered properly. As a result many of their employers abusing them in terms of salary/wages paid.
Nilai dan Kepercayaan:
To.leave the SP in this situation is injustice. Many have families now and their plight uncertain. They are living amongst us, can serve as a valuable human resource for Malaysia if they are legally recognise.
An identification system (IDS) should be created for them. This IDS must issue a personal identification card with photo and renewable every 3 years. It must be made acceptable at banking institutions and various other public domains which require a pictured ID.
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