RM1,000 fine for late registration of births – Nur Jazlan

Late registration of births will be slapped with RM1,000 fine. AFP file photo


KLUANG: Parents who failed to register their children within 60 days after their birth will be fined RM1,000 compared to only RM50 previously.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the implementation of the fine to be imposed with immediate effect, was not a revenue collection but to compel parents to register their child’s birth within the prescribed period.

“The government has made a decision (to increase the penalties) after the amendments on the Births and Deaths Registration and Adoption Act...

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