​​​​ ​​ Malaysian passport


A key element of the new generation of Malaysian e-passport or  ePasport Malaysia in Malay is the polycarbonate data page supplied by Thales​. The data page meets the highest demands for security and fully comply with the ICAO standards.

As one of the worldwide pioneers of this technology, Thales has gained substantial experience and expert ​knowledge since the launch of the world's first polycarbonate identity card in 1995, the Swiss identity card.

Blending security and design

Malaysian e-passportsThe new polycarbonate data page features a variety of built-in security elements including the groundbreaking and exciting true-color UV security elements based on innovative Sealys True Vision solution.  It offers high-resolution UV images with high brilliance and outstanding colour reproduction such as the spectacular skyline of Kuala Lumpur (see picture). 

It expands new design possibilities and protects the document against duplication and reproduction.

There's more.

Malaysian authorities also selected the highly flexible and patented passport data page hinge with the integrated UV printing element which guarantees secure and robust sewing of the data page into the passport booklet. 

The data page, hinge and security elements designed in Switzerland by Thales have a lifespan of 10 years.

In this project, the company​ is a key supplier to the General contractor Datasonic Technologies in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia.​

As of 1 November 2016, the renewal of the Malaysian e-passport can be done online​.

Penalty for passport loss

​Penalties are now being imposed if you lose your Malaysian passport as it is already the case for MyKad card, the smart national ID. 

The imposition of RM200 to RM1,000 penalty for the replacement of lost Malaysian passport due to deliberate negligence is implemented to educate the people to be more responsible citizens, said Immigration director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali on 30 June 2017 in an interview to The Sun Daily​

The issue of lost passports is considered a very serious one. The penalty schemes are aiming at preventing passport selling activities as the Malaysian passport is very powerful and trusted and much sought after including ...by criminals.


Passport security design guidelines

​At Thales, we believe in taking a comprehensive approach to security. That's why we strive to provide secure, durable and innovative solutions. 

We also offer extensive experience and support, enabling our customers to meet their expectations for distinctive documents that are as secure as they are attractive.

When it comes to fraud techniques and security features, you may have experienced the challenge of getting a clear and updated picture. 

If you're looking for some useful tips to passport security design​ that you can use, then you'll like this exclusive dossier.