PUTRAJAYA, April, 2013 – Five individuals including a woman were detained for investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for the falsifying of the Mycard.

Remand orders were issued by the Putrajaya Sessions Court on the five accused, in their 40s and 50s, suspected to be members of a syndicate active in Kuala Lumpur.

The syndicate apparently targetted foreigners wanting to acquire the Mycard through illegal means involving paying a fee ranging between RM2,500 to RM4,000 per person. They also claimed that a portion of the fee was meant for officers at the National Registration Department for the facilitation of the Mycard application.

MACC’s Director of Investigation, Datuk Mustafar Ali confirmed the arrest of the five accused who were arrested during an operation conducted by the MACC.

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