MOHA Neglects MyKad Application of a Senior Citizen Despite Support from NRD


KUALA KUBU BHARU, 10 Oct: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) has been asked to approve the application of a senior citizen to receive citizenship with the blue MyKad because she has allegedly met all the requirements for qualification.

Assemblywoman for Kuala Kubu Bharu, Lee Kee Hiong said the Hulu Selangor National Registration Department (NRD) also supports Hong Lee Lon’s application.

She said that the 75-year-old woman, who is also the mother of 12 children and has 20 grandchildren, has applied for the MyKad three times but was rejected by the MOHA without reason.

“Officers of the Hulu Selangor NRG also pity her. They know her. They said they support her and her application has been sent to the Putrajaya MOHA to be processed.

“Thus, I will take Lee Lon to the Putrajaya MOHA with hopes to accelerate her application,” she said in a press conference here yesterday.

Kee Hiong said, the last time Lee Lon applied was on 7 March and hoped that the process this time will be carried out quickly.

“When asked how long the process would be, it was informed that it would take between one to two years. There is no need for it to be so long. Now is the era of information technology. We hope that before the 2014 Chinese New Year she would receive the blue MyKad,” she said.

It is understood that Lee Lon, who was born in Perak and has been living here since decades ago, only has the permanent residence status and has the red MyKad.

Her eldest child, Chan Yaw Pun, 57, also hopes that her mother’s application for the citizenship status with the blue MyKad will be met this time.

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