The Jakarta Post
Thousands of e-ID cards that were found in a paddy field in Pondok Kopi, Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, on Dec. 8 are already expired, said East Jakarta Police chief Sr. Comr. Yoyon Tony Surya, adding that many were also damaged.
“All of the cards have passed their validity period, 63 of which are damaged. The text can’t even be read,” he said on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com.
The expired cards should have been cut in half or destroyed before they were thrown away, he said.
“It means the cards can’t be used for any administrative matters, for example, to apply for a driver’s license, open a bank account and not even as a form of identification to vote in an election.”
Police selected 10 random cards and attempted to track down their former owners. They discovered that some had received e-ID cards when the government launched new cards that are valid for life. (vla)