BUKIT LANJAN: Be responsible parents, register your new born promptly or within 60 days of birth

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BUKIT LANJAN: Be responsible parents, register your new born promptly or within 60 days of birth

There is no reason to complain about the RM1,000 fine imposed on parents for failing to register their new born within 60 days.

If parents genuinely care and love their babies, they must seriously ensure they are promptly and legally registered after birth.

“Do not fool around with your baby’s future. Ensuring that they are duly and legally registered at birth is a basic responsibility or mothers and fathers,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

However, Syed Razak said, the National Registration Department (NRD) must also show compassion “when valid and solid reasons are given for any such delays”.

“Like what the Home Ministry said, the RM1,000 fine is not for the purpose of revenue collection. It is to compel parents to treat the registration of their babies seriously.

“Sixty days is a long enough period for parents to register their new born. Responsibility should not be taken lightly,” he added.

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Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said the RM1,000 penalty “is a non-issue and irrelevant if parents are responsible and give due attention and priority for the future of their new born”.

He urged parents to take a serious note of the amendments to the Births and Deaths Registration and Adoption Act (Act 299) to avoid running foul of the law or “inviting great inconvenience”.

Here’s what was reported by national news agency Bernama and posted by The Star Online:

"RM1,000 fine for late registration of births

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017
10:13 AM MYT

KLUANG: Parents who fail to register their children within 60 days after their birth will be fined RM1,000.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the fine, which would be imposed with immediate effect, was not for purposes of revenue collection but to compel parents to register their children's births within the prescribed period.

The fine for late registration was RM50 previously.

“The Government made a decision (to increase the penalties) after the amendments to the Births and Deaths Registration and Adoption Act (Act 299), approved and passed by the Dewan Rakyat last year, which also stipulate that all births must be registered within 60 days, including for illegitimate babies.

“Parents should not take this lightly as it pertains to their children's identity,” he told reporters after opening the new Simpang Renggam National Registration Department (NRD) branch office in Taman Indah, near here, late Tuesday.

Also present was Johor NRD director Rokiah Hanum Ibrahim.

In August, the Government enforced the extension period for late birth registration from 42 days to 60 days, to provide more time for single parents or single mothers to complete their confinement period before registering their newborn.

“In the peninsula, there is no reason for parents to register the birth of their children late because they have good facilities in terms of communication, transportation and close proximity to NRD offices.

“However, it is different for parents in Sabah and Sarawak who may face problems in terms of distance and location of NRD offices that are far from residential areas (especially in rural areas),” said Nur Jazlan.

Meanwhile, the Government has allocated a 30-day period for applicants of identification cards who have yet to claim their identification documents at the NRD offices, failing which, the documents will be disposed.

He added that based on NRD records, 106,000 identification cards have yet to be claimed by their owners over the last three years. – Bernama"



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