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Indonesia – KPK Names Setya Novanto as Suspect in ID Card Graft Case

By | July 17, 2017

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto has been officially named as a suspect in the electronic ID card (e-KTP) graft case.  Setya’s suspect naming was announced by Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairman Agus Rahardjo during a press conference at KPK headquarters on Monday, July 17. “KPK officially names SN as a suspect for abusing his authority and… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK names Setya Novanto suspect in e-ID graft

By | July 17, 2017

  The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has named Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Setya Novanto a suspect in the electronic identity card (e-ID) graft case, which reportedly caused Rp 2.3 trillion in state losses. KPK chairman Agus Rahardjo broke the news in a press briefing held at the anti-graft body’s headquarters in South Jakarta on Monday… Read More »

Filipino National ID law pushed, but will it pass this time?

By | July 13, 2017

Manila: A senior Philippine lawmaker is urging Congress to prioritise the passage of a national ID law saying the measure would boost the efficiency of government services and expedite transactions requiring information on a person’s identity. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the Senate and House of Representatives must swiftly pass measures on the establishment of a national… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan starts issuing ICAO-compliant eIDs

By | July 12, 2017

Central Asian state Kyrgyzstan has begun issuing ICAO-compliant eIDs. The National Electronic Identity Card (eID) is a new generation document that certifies the identity of a citizen of Kyrgyz Republic, using an integrated circuit chip. Beginning from May 2017, the State registration service under the Kyrgyz Government had started the enrollment of applications for issuing the National electronic identification cards… Read More »

Philippines plans 2018 launch of national ID system with biometrics, EMV

By | July 12, 2017

The government of the Philippines plans to debut its national identity system in 2018, eventually serving some 105 million citizens within its first two years of availability. The Republic of the Philippines will spend some 2 billion Philippine pesos for the program’s roll-out next year, pending approval from congress. The Philippines Department of Finance plans to utilize biometric… Read More »

Gambia: Why Government Stops Issuing National Documents

By | July 11, 2017

The Minister of Interior, Mr. Mai Ahmed Fatty, has told deputies that the issuing of ID Cards has been halted by the Immigration Department. Mr. Fatty said the reason for this is because government wants to avoid the fraudulent acquisition of the document and forgery. These remarks were made in response to a question raised by the Minority… Read More »

Gambia – Interior minister clears air on passports, ID cards

By | July 11, 2017

The Minister of Interior has told members of the National Assembly that based on the advice of a technical committee after series of meetings, the ministry would like to renegotiate the passport and ID cards contract with SEMLEX. In response to Samba Jallow, Minority leader and member for Niamina Dankunku, Minister Fatty explained that on the 18th February… Read More »

Philippines – Gov’t to allot P2 B for national ID

By | July 10, 2017

MANILA, Philippines –  The government is set to allot a budget of P2 billion for the roll-out in 2018 of the national identification (ID) system pending in Congress, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Yesterday. DOF Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua said the government would implement the national ID system starting 2018  so that 105 million Filipinos can benefit… Read More »

Phl the most ID-ied country

By | July 9, 2017

A few years back, there was a forum held at the Ateneo de Manila University where one of the speakers talked about how Filipinos seemed to be untrustworthy. Proof of that, the speaker who is a political science professor noted, are the requirements in many official transactions to show or provide at least two government-issued identification (ID) cards.… Read More »

Indonesia – KPK Signals Naming New Suspect in e-ID Project Corruption Case

By | July 6, 2017

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Agus Rahardjo, Chairperson of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), has indicated that there will be a new suspect named in the investigation of corruption on the procurement of national electronic identification (e-ID) card project. “Yes,” Agus said after inaugurating three KPK advisors at the KPK building in Jakarta on Thursday (7/6). However, he can not confirm… Read More »

Philippines – National ID system budget sought despite bill still on hold

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government will allot money for the implementation of the national identification (ID) system, even if the bill regarding the system is not yet passed into law, Department of Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua confirmed on Wednesday, July 5. According to Chua, P2 billion in the 2018 national budget will be allotted for the… Read More »

Philippines – National ID to ease delivery of social services: Diokno

By | July 5, 2017

MANILA – The government is planning to put in place a national ID system within President Rodrigo Duterte’s term to help ease the delivery of social services, one of his economic managers said Wednesday. The national ID will replace all government-issued identification cards, except the passport and drivers’ license. It will contain biometric data and will be issued… Read More »

Indonesia – E-KTP Corruption Case State Losses Expected To Rise

By | July 3, 2017

The on-going e-KTP corruption case has seen state losses reach Rp 2.3 trillion (US$172 million) in June, but officials predict that number is likely to increase as investigations continue. The e-KTP program, which sees identification cards replaced with e-cards that are harder to counterfeit, has been widely panned with a slow roll-out across the countries and several officials… Read More »

Zimbabwe: Biti Says the Zim National ID Promotes Tribalism, to Take the Matter to Court

By | July 2, 2017

Lawyer Tendai Biti said he is approaching the courts seeking the scrapping off of the regions and district codes on national identity cards “because they are fuelling tribalism in the country”. A National Identity card bears the names of the holder’s local village, the chief as well as the code of his district and province of origin. But… Read More »

Jamaica – ID verification to become simpler — developers

By | July 2, 2017

The rigmarole of identity verification should be simplified when the National Identification System (NIDS) is implemented. This is the belief of developers who said that the system will decrease the number of items needed when conducting business. Over time, the system is expected to replace the list of identity implements used currently. “What is being proposed is for… Read More »

Taiwan – New ID cards to be suitable for digital verification: MOI

By | June 24, 2017

The government is mulling issuing new ID cards that would contain a chip and is to solicit public views in seminars, workshops and via polls, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said on Friday. The ministry has worked out a draft proposal on the new card and will communicate fully with the public on the issue, Department of… Read More »

Ghana – National ID solution to delay in passport acquisition – Bawumia

By | June 24, 2017

The acquisition or renewal of Ghanaian passports, especially for those outside the shores of Ghana, is a major challenge, but the introduction of the new national identification card will soon make such hassle a thing of the past, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. Dr Bawumia said this at a meeting with the Ghanaian community in China.… Read More »

Dominica – Over $6 Million Approved For Equipment And Training For Id Cards

By | June 24, 2017

The Government of Dominica has recently approved funding to the tune of EC$ 6,130,350.00, to purchase equipment and to hire and train personnel for the implementation of a national identification card system.  In a press release this week the Electoral Office informed that it has begun the recruitment of about 15 young persons who, subject to the passage… Read More »

Philippines – Government has enough funds to implement national ID system

By | June 23, 2017

The House appropriations committee has approved the proposed funding requirement for a measure which seeks to consolidate all existing government-initiated identification (ID) systems into one integrated Filipino ID system. In a statement on Friday, appropriations committee chair and Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles said there would be enough government funds to carry out the implementation of a national… Read More »

Jamaica – Government Seeks To Put National ID Fears To Rest

By | June 22, 2017

Public fears that the much-talked-about National Identification System (NIDS), when passed into law, will not be as secure as intended, have been dispelled by the Government. Chief Technical Director in the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart explained that the system will be “safe, secure, and good for business”.… Read More »