KUALA LUMPUR: A 69-year-old man has claimed that he lost his citizenship due to a misplaced identity card (MyKad).
Thean Seng Heng said he was only aware that he was stateless after he was denied entry to Sarawak in 2016.
He has lodged a police report on the matter and appealed to MCA Public Services and Complaints Department Head Datuk Seri Michael Chong for help today.
Chong said the case could be due to Thean losing his MyKad in 2005. An National Registration Department (NRD) officer allegedly said Thean's identity had been misused allegedly to migrate to Canada.
Thean said he last checked on his status last year and was told that he was still not a Malaysian despite possessing a new MyKad.
Chong said Thean's case was strange because the latter is a registered voter, a BR1M recipient, and is able to access his bank account.
The MCA department head said he would liase with the High Commission of Canada, NRD and Immigration Department to resolve the issue. He added there are 15 similar cases reported.