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100 Home Ministry staff deface invalid e-IDs

  • Theresia Sufa
    Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor, West Java | Thu, May 31, 2018 | 07:48 am
100 Home Ministry staff deface invalid e-IDs Dozens of Home Ministry staff members mark invalid e-ID cards to prevent them being misused. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

One hundred staff members of the Home Ministry’s Population and Civil Registry (Dukcapil) Directorate General have been dispatched to mark hundreds of rejected or invalid e-IDs stored at a ministry’s warehouse in Kemang, Bogor, West Java.

The ministry decided to mark the cards to prevent potential misuse after hundreds of e-IDs were found lying scattered on Jl. Raya Salabenda, Bogor, on Saturday.

Emmy Yuwati, head of archive and general affairs at Dukcapil, said the deployed staff members were assigned to cut off the top corners of 805,000 invalid or rejected e-ID cards. It may take around 10-12 days to complete the task

Home Ministry staff members cut the top corners of invalid or rejected e-IDs to prevent them from being misused. Home Ministry staff members cut the top corners of invalid or rejected e-IDs to prevent them from being misused. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

(Read also: No criminal motive behind Bogor e-ID incident, police say)

Emmy further said the rejected or invalid e-IDs came from regencies and cities across Indonesia. All of the e-IDs would be completely destroyed after the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) completed its investigation into the e-ID graft case, she added.

As reported earlier, two boxes containing damaged e-IDs fell off a truck at the Salabenda intersection in Bogor on Saturday. It turned out that the e-IDs came from the Dukcapil office in Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, and were in the process of being moved to the Home Ministry’s warehouse in Semplak, Bogor regency.

A motorist documented the incident and posted it on social media, which later went viral. Based on their investigation, the Bogor Police said no crime had been committed. (ebf)

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