PUTRAJAYA: Donâ€™t be fooled by a Whatsapp message claiming that the identity card code for Pahang-born citizens will be changed.
The National Registration Department (JPN) said in a statement that the birth code for Pahang in the MyKad remained 06, 32 and 33.
â€œJPN would like to remind the public to be wary and to not believe a message that has been spreading on Whatsapp recently regarding a change in the state-of-birth code for Pahang.
â€œThe information that has been spread is false and untrue. Until now, there are no changes to the birth code for Pahang which is 06, 32 and 33.
â€œThe public can find out all the state-of-birth codes in Malaysia at the JPNâ€™s official website at www.jpn.gov.my or go directly to http://www.jpn.gov.my/kod-negeri/
â€œIt must also be stressed that such vital information which involves an individualâ€™s identity record should not be ridiculed as it could cause confusion among the public,â€ the statement read.
The fake Whatsapp message was believed to be a banter among football fans following a Super League match which saw Pahang FC losing 0-6 to their bitter rivals Johor Darul Taâ€™zim.
The message claimed that all those born in Pahang and have the birth â€œ06â€ in their MyKad are urged to visit the registration department within a week and change their code from â€œ06â€ to â€œ6-0â€.