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Disabled senior citizen’s dream to have an identity card comes true

By Zaki Salleh
Photo Wat Kamal Abas

LUMUT: The dream of an elderly woman who is also a disabled person (OKU) to have an identity card has finally come true after the application process was simplified.

Safiah Johari, 64, is disabled due to a convulsive disorder she suffered when she was a week old.

The convulsive disease that attacked Safiah when she was still a baby caused her unable to move like others and also bedridden.

Yesterday, the identity card was handed over to her through her family members by the Director of the State Registration Department of Perak, YM Raja Azlal Raja Azman.

The National Registration Department (JPN) has approved the application and personally handed over the identity card at that senior citizen’s house in Kampung Padang Tembak, Lumut.

The absence of MyKad caused the Department of Social Welfare (JKM) to be unable to issue an OKU card, even though the party provided financial assistance of RM500 per month.

It is understood that the last time Safiah’s family dealt with Seri Manjung JPN was in 2019, but as a result of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic the following year, related matters stopped.

At that time, there was an officer from there who helped with matters to get a MyKad, but after that person moved to another branch and with Covid-19, the matter was not continued.

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