Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Blacklisted, upaid fines and extra RM 3000 for man who lost Mykad

Thursday December 23, 2010
Blacklisted, unpaid fines and extra RM3,000 for man who lost MyKad

JOHOR BARU: A man who lost his MyKad 14 years ago was shocked to find out that his name was blacklisted, a vehicle was registered under his name and RM3,000 was credited to his Employees Provident Fund (EPF) account without his knowledge.

Lorry driver K. Subramaniam, 35, said he lost his wallet containing his MyKad at Saleng in Kulaijaya in 1996.

He was surprised to learn that a motorcycle was registered under his name in 2005.

“The person who used my identity card bought a motorcycle and was issued a traffic summons in Perak,” he said, adding that he had never driven a Perak-registered vehicle before.

Subramaniam, who said this at a press conference organised by Skudai assemblyman Dr Boo Cheng Hau here yesterday, explained that he went to renew his road tax in 2005 at the state Road Transport Department (JPJ) headquarters here, but the JPJ informed him that he had been blacklisted due to unpaid traffic summonses.

He said he could not renew his road tax but after talking with a JPJ officer, he paid half the amount due and renewed his road tax.

“I then lodged a police report about the matter,” he said, adding that the man who used his identity had accumulated more than RM5,000 in summonses and he had to pay about RM3,000 to clear his name.

Subramaniam said he was surprised to see an additional RM3,000 in his EPF account.

“I wanted to know where the money came from and I was informed that the man who stole my identity card had used it to apply for work as a security guard in Kampar, Perak.

“I tried to trace the man but he has since quit his job,” he said, adding that he hoped the authorities would take action against the man who has caused him so much trouble.

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