MyKid is a chip-based identity card which is issued to children under the age of 12 years. MyKid is similar to MyKad except that MyKid does not have a photograph and fingerprint

MyKid is a chip-based identity card which is issued to children under the age of 12 years. MyKid is similar to MyKad except that MyKid does not have a photograph and fingerprint

Parents in Sabah and Sarawak are urged to apply for the Mykid, the equivalent of the Mykad, for their children under 12 years old.

Deputy Home Minister Jelaing Mersat said although the government had no plan to make it compulsory, parents were nonetheless encouraged to apply for it because of its many applications and advantages.

“With the high technology MyKid, parents need not have to bring along their children’s birth certificates when their children travel together with them to show to Immigration Department officials.

The Mykid, apart from containing a child’s identity records as registered with the National Registration Department(NRD), also has his/her health details like blood type, immunisation records and on education matters (school, performance, discipline and others),” he told reporters here Saturday.

Jelaing had earlier launched the Mykid for Sabah and Sarawak at the Pakan community hall in Pakan, about 40 kilometers from here. –BERNAMA