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Ministry postpones new ID cards plan

Update: August, 22/2012 - 11:58

HA NOI – The Ministry of Public Security has decided to postpone issuing new identity cards following public concerns over the addition of parents' names to the cards.

In May the ministry said the replacement of IDs would begin with a pilot project in Ha Noi's Tay Ho, Hoang Mai and Tu Liem districts in July.

The ministry said the additional information would help prevent confusion between people with the same names.

However, other ministries and National Assembly deputies said the information violated citizens' privacy.

The public security ministry said it would take into consideration public opinion with a view to adjusting the requirements for the new ID cards. – VNS

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