Identity cards for the Federation of Malaya were issued on 2 August 1960. Matter pertaining to birth, death, adoption, citizenship and marriages were initially under the purview of the state governments until federal law was drafted to provide registration service to the public. The National Registration Department was formed to administer the acts for Parliament, which it does to this day.
The process of laminating old identity cards (1961)
People queuing to replace their paper identity cards with plastic identity card (1961)
HRH the Yang Visit by DYMM Seri Paduka Yang Di-Pertuan Agong visit the NRD Headquarters (1961)
The first Malaysian Citizenship Certificate issued (1964)
Tunku Abdul Rahman having his thumb print taken for his identity card application (1961)
The first plastic identity card with the number 0000001 belonging toTunku Abdul Rahman