NRD: Many security firms hire foreigners with fake ICs

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The National Registration Department has detected several security firms hiring foreigners with fake identity cards.

NRD investigations and enforcement director Wan Zakaria Wan Awang said he was not surprised that foreigners having fake identity cards were found working in security units of banks.

"I believe there are many security personnel with fake identity cards employed in various sensitive sectors," Wan Zakaria is quoted by Utusan Malaysia as saying.

"We even caught one Filipino working as an arms storekeeper with a security firm," he revealed.

The report follows the RM450,000 Ambank robbery and murder of its operational officer Norazita Abu Talib, 37, in Subang Jaya.

It was discovered that the security guard who shot her was a foreigner with a fake IC.

Wan Zakaria said he was uncertain where the foreigners obtained the fake identity cards, as those arrested were caught in various states.

"The largest number of arrests were made in Perak and the Klang Valley. NRD believes the foreigners pay RM500 to get the fake ICs to gain employment here."

He also proposed that security firms verify identity cards by checking fingerprints on them with the NRD.

Banks can also inform the NRD if they suspect the security personnel employed are foreigners, Wan Zakaria added



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