Hamzah: Political ‘ceramahs’ are allowed


POLITICAL parties are allowed to organise any “ceramah” and talk sessions running up to the election date which has yet to be confirmed.

However, Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin (picture) reminded all parties to obey the laws and standard operating procedures.

“The organisers must also obtain permits to assemble from the police for such campaigning activities,” he said at a press conference after launching the new document design in conjunction with the National Registration Day 2022 in Putrajaya, today.

Meanwhile, Hamzah said the National Registration Department will be introducing a new version of birth certificates which will have the latest security features next year.

“We must follow the digital trend for the future. One of the latest security features in birth certificates is a watermark to prevent forgery, as well as different types of ink and paper for printing purposes,” he said.

He said such technology will help the authorities to check whether the document is authentic or not.

“We will start issuing it to children born from next year onwards. The current birth certificate can still be used and need not be changed,” Hamzah said.