Selangor Journal

Nearly 28,000 late birth registrations since 2022

KUALA BESUT, May 29 — The National Registration Department (JPN) recorded 27,280 late birth certificate registration applications from 2022 until yesterday.

Its director-general Badrul Hisham Alias ​​said of that number, 12,398 late birth certificate registration applications were recorded last year, an increase of 192 cases compared to 12,206 cases in 2022.

“Sabah is the state with the highest late registration with 8,158 cases since 2022, followed by Selangor, Sarawak, and Johor, while the lowest state is Perlis with 133 cases.

“Terengganu recorded a total of 713 cases for the same period,” he told the press at the Menyemai Kasih Rakyat programme in conjunction with the handover of Late Registration Birth Certificates to two children in Kampung Pengkalan Ubi Keling, Kuala Besut today.

Badrul said that among the factors delaying birth registration are poverty, family problems, and so on.

Accordingly, he welcomes the cooperation of all parties including local leaders, non-governmental organisations, the media, and the entire community to channel information to JPN if they know that there are still individuals who have not yet registered their births.

Earlier at the programme, Badrul handed over birth certificates to siblings Anis Suhada Suheri, seven, and her one-year-old brother Rais Rayyan.

It is understood that the children’s parents delayed registering their child due to financial problems, resulting in Anis not registering for Year One earlier.

— Bernama

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