CREATE SPECIAL ID NUMBER AND CARD FOR STATELESS PEOPLE IN MALAYSIA
Rosita MH Khan
Persatuan Kebajikan Komuniti Tapah Road Perak
2f3 Refugees and undocumented
Problem Statement / Issue:
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.
Value(s) and Belief(s):
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.
Proposal of Solution and Call to Action:
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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