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Jakarta Post

Govt admits to losing blank e-IDs

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  12:38 am

The Home Ministry admitted on Thursday that blank e-ID cards had been sold to the public and had been used to produce fake ID cards, in the latest glitch in the country’s troubled population registry system that has also been marred by corruption.

The ministry has reported Nur Ihsadi Nata, the son of a former official in the Lampung Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil) Agency, to the police.

He is accused of selling the blank cards, which he allegedly took from his father without his knowledge, to others who later sold them on Tokopedia, the country’s largest online marketplace, and at the Pramuka Pojok market in Central Jakarta.

“We have reported [the seller] to the police for allegedly violating Article 96 of the 2013 Civil Administration Law,” the Home Ministry’s population and civil registration director general, Zudan Arif Fakrulloh, said on...