Police are conducting an investigation into the alleged sale of the personal data of Malaysians taken from the National Registration Department (JPN) database.
Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said his team received a report in connection with the allegation carried by several local news portals yesterday.
“Investigations are being carried out to determine the validity of the allegations, and we give our assurance that a full investigation will be conducted to ensure that the issue is addressed immediately,” he said in a statement.
Kamarudin also urged the public not to speculate on the matter.
Home Minister Hamzah Zainudin had said that the alleged sale of the personal details of 22.5 million Malaysians was not from JPN, but a collection of sellers from other sources.
This follows reports of the alleged sale online of the personal data of more than 22 million Malaysians, as well as identification card verification snapshots of 800,000 individuals belonging to JPN and the Election Commission.