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DHRRA Malaysia was on air on National TV through Vasantham Talk Show hosted by the renowned culture and community development advocate Paandi Durai. DHRRA Malaysia was represented by Mr Saravanan Sinapan, President, and Mr Manivannan Kandasamy, Project Manager.  The talk show which was telecasted live on 29 June, 2014 highlighted the Identification Document issues among the Indian community in Malaysia and the path towards resolution.

Mr Saravanan underlined the plight of undocumented Indian community members in Malaysia and the lack of credible data on the extent of this issue. Despite the various efforts by various stakeholders, many persons of concerns are still unregistered and are in limbo in regards to their nationality.

In order to identify the persons with identification documents issue and assist them to address the matter, DHRRA is on the ground to register and provide with them with appropriate assistance. The mapping and registration exercise kicked off in Perak end of June 2014. DHRRA is looking forward to work with all stakeholders to address this issue.