Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim on Registration of Births and Deaths Bill
06 Jul 2021 07:03pm
Changes laid out in the Registration of Births and Deaths Bill will make death registrations easier and less open to error, and mandate registration of births - both of which are welcome developments, said MP Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim in Parliament on Tuesday (Jul 6). He sought several clarifications, including on the responsibility to report births and deaths. He asked why in the case of births, the responsibility falls on the parents only, whereas for deaths, it may cover every relative of the deceased person who knows of the death.