Thursday, April 17, 2008

DAP Urges Government To Resolve Citizenship Issue

Opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) national organising secretary Tan Kok Wai, who is also Cheras Member of Parliament, said it was time for the Government to resolve the rampant citizenship problems, particularly in Sabah.

He said the Government should now have the formula because for many decades the problem persisted, where the situation was divided into two categories of people, namely citizens and non-citizens, which he described as unfair.

"This situation is common in Sabah, where locals married foreign spouses resulting in their children becoming stateless," he said here.

According to him, the reason is simple because those born in 1963 or before, could automatically acquire Malaysia citizenship and those born after 1963 were issued red identity cards (permanent residents statue), while those born in Malaysia after 1963 were given green identity cards (temporary residents status).

Tan regretted that such people were subjected to frustration over their status due to perennial delays by the National Registration Department (NRD).

He pointed out that a bigger problem stemmed from inter-marriages between Malaysians and their spouses from Indonesia, China and the Philippines, among others, resulting in their offsprings being 'stateless'.

"These children often face problems going to school and in job application," he said. (Borneo Bulletin)

***** The Home Ministry is among the worst performers in government. The ministry is infested with chauvinistic and racist vermin whose only pleasure in life is to inflict as much misery as possible to everyone who deals with them. A thorough overhaul of the officials there as well as a psychiatric assessment of those posted to that infernal department must be done at the earliest.
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Blogger Billy said...

UMNO should be charged for treason for allowing our country to be invaded by these illegal immigrants. I just cannot imagine there will come a day when the population of these people have become so huge, they would have overtaken the locals and eventually the taking over of our country. The possibility is so great! The opposition should not cease in their demand for an investigation into the "M" Project.

8:04 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

singapore naturalising a lot of chinese from china...very very quietly...i wonder why..

3:30 PM GMT+8  

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