KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): Police are conducting an investigation into the alleged sale of personal data of Malaysians taken from the National Registration Department (NRD) database.
Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) director Datuk Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said his team received a report in connection with the allegation carried by several local news portals on Wednesday.
“Investigations are being carried out to determine the validity of the allegations and we have given an assurance that a full investigation will be conducted to ensure the issue is addressed immediately,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.
Mohd Kamarudin also urged the public not to speculate on the matter.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said the alleged sale of personal details of 22.5 million Malaysians was not from the NRD but involved collections of sellers from other sources
Earlier, it was reported that there were alleged sales of personal data of more than 22 million Malaysians, as well as identification card verification snapshots of 800,000 individuals belonging to the NRD and Election Commission.