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KPU Jakarta confirms misuse of residents’ ID cards

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, February 5, 2017 | 02:11 pm
KPU Jakarta confirms misuse of residents’ ID cards All set -- General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioners Arief Budiman (left) and Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah check final voter data for the 2017 Jakarta election on Panggang Island, Thousand Islands, on Jan. 4. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)

The Jakarta General Elections Commissions (KPU Jakarta) confirmed there has been a misuse of the electronic identification cards (e-KTP) of three Jakarta residents after a picture of the three cards went viral on social media.

It is shown in the picture that the ID cards belong to three different people, namely Mada, Saidi and Sukarno. Both the resident ID numbers and addresses printed on the cards are also different. However, all three photographs on these cards appear to be of the same person.

KPU Jakarta commissioner Moch Sidik, who heads the commission’s voter data update task force, confirmed the three resident ID numbers stated had all been registered on the final voter list for the 2017 Jakarta election.

However, he confirmed the profile pictures put on the three ID cards had been falsified, since they all used a picture of the same person.

Pak Mada really exists. His ID card is valid. However, the profile picture on his ID has been replaced with the picture of someone else,” said Sidik as quoted by kompas.com, Saturday.

The resident ID numbers of Saidi and Sukarno had also been registered on the final voter list, Sidik said, adding that he himself had checked the validity of the numbers on the database of the commission.

“The pictures on the three ID cards are fictitious, but the names and resident ID numbers stated on the cards are valid and verified,” said Sidik.

He said KPU Jakarta checked the validity of the voters' data by visiting them in person and requesting they hand over copies of their IDs to prove they were really Jakarta residents and eligible to cast votes. (cal/ebf)

Falsified -- This picture shows electronic resident IDs (e-KTP) belonging to three Jakarta residents, but these three cards all use a picture of the same person. (Kompas.com/File)

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