TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Scattered e-ID in East Jakarta expired, police say

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 11, 2018   /   08:50 pm
Scattered e-ID in East Jakarta expired, police say Children hold e-ID cards that were found in a sack in a paddy field in Pondok Kopi, East Jakarta. (kompas.com/David Oliver Purba)

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)