Finally, MyKad for Choong
Wait in vain: Choong was to have receive his permanent resident and birth certificate soon
Choong Yik Sheng, 99, who passed away yesterday, will finally be issued his MyKad.
Special officer to the Home Minister Datuk Lau Yeng Peng said Choong’s red MyKad had been issued and he was to have received his permanent resident and birth certificate soon.
“When I heard the news of his death I was choked with emotions. It’s really unfortunate,” Lau told The Star.
“We gave his case priority and simplified procedures for him because of time constraint. But we still had to abide by certain procedures, otherwise he would have gotten his MyKad earlier,” he added.
Lau said he would be attending Choong’s funeral at the Nirwana Memorial Centre in Jalan Sg Besi today to pay his respects.
He will also present Choong’s MyKad to the caretaker of the old folks’ home at the Siri Jayanti Metta Welfare Association in Setapak where Choong lived.
Choong’s case was highlighted by the Chinese newspapers in early October and soon after, the registration department was instructed to collect his personal data to facilitate the issuance of the MyKad
The Star Wednesday October 21, 2009
Posted by 4th Man at 10:10