JOHOR BAHARU, April 6 (Bernama) -- Parents are encouraged to register their children for the Child ID Kit issued by the police in collaboration with RHB Banking Group, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said. The kit contains information such as pictures, fingerprints and birthmarks of children which could facilitate police investigations in the event a child goes missing.
"We won't force parents to register for this kit. The registration is free," he said.
"Previously, we have been utilising the NUR Alert in tracing missing children; the use of this kit will further add value to the effort to trace the victims," he told reporters after chairing the Pan-Malaysia CID Chiefs Meeting, here today.
Ismail said parents who are interested to obtain the kit could do so by bringing their children to register at RHB counters during the nationwide safety campaign.
He added that the kit would be kept by parents or guardians and only to be handed over to police when needed.
Ismail also said that police planned to expand the use of face recognition system known as "Bio Face" to facilitate the move to track down criminals.
"The face and fingerprint recognition device would be installed in public places," he said.
tunku : why don't the government issue identity card to children below 12 years old? this will help police a lot and easier for the parents to carry them around instead of the birth cert.when they turn 12, they can make a new identity card.