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RM1,000 fine for late registration of newborns

Written by: J.R. | 10 Oct 2017 20:26
You have 60 days to register your newborn's birth with the NRD after which you will be fined RM1.000 as late penalty.
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10 Oct 2017 20:26
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RM1,000!

That is the penalty you will be paying to the National Registration Department if you register your newborn late, as in 60 days after their birth. 

The spike from RM50 currently to RM1,000 takes effect immediately, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said today.

The Government had decided on this after finding out that there were too many cases of parents taking their time to register the birth of their newborn babies.

The NST quoted him as saying that under current laws, 60 days is given for a parent to register the newborn's birth.

"Parents should not take their own sweet time to have their newborn babies registered," said Nur Jazlan at the launch of the Simpang Renggam NRD branch in Johor. 

He said the government has been lenient about the matter in the past when it received feedback from parents who wanted a longer grace period for them to complete their children's birth registration.

He said the government listened to the people's views and the NRD increased the grace period from 42 days previously to 60 days in August.

"This regulation applies to all newborns, regardless of whether the child is from an out of wedlock relationship," he said.

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