Hornbill Unleashed

February 4, 2017

DPM announces panel to document stateless Chinese in Sarawak

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:01 AM

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the state National Registration Department will gather information on the stateless Sarawakian Chinese and make the necessary recommendations on those who meet the criteria to be citizens. — Bernama picA special mobile task force will be formed to register stateless Sarawakian Chinese with the aim of granting them Malaysian citizenship, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.

He said the state National Registration Department will gather information on the stateless Sarawakian Chinese and make the necessary recommendations on those who meet the criteria to be citizens.

“We need to address this long outstanding problem of the stateless Chinese, who are born in Sarawak, once and for all,” he said at the Chinese New Year celebration with the Chinese community here.

“They are qualified to be Malaysian citizens under the Federal Constitution, if they are born and brought up in the state,” Ahmad Zahid, who is also the home minister, said when responding to a call from Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, earlier.

He gave his commitment as home minister to address the matter without delay, and urged the Chinese community to help the NRD on the issue.

Dr Sim, who is also the Sarawak local government minister, earlier asked the deputy prime minister to intercede in the problem, after saying it affected many in the rural areas.

Dr Sim did not state how many were involved, stressing only those affected have families.

Others present at the function were Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing, Second Minister of Resource Planning and Environment Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan and Chinese community leaders.


Source : @ Malay Mail Online


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2 Comments »

  1. Desperate to get old chinese votes for BN?

    Comment by Henry Yap — February 4, 2017 @ 11:32 AM | Reply

  2. And what about the stateless Dayaks who are denied citizenship, without birth certificates and ICs in the rural areas? I’m sure someone will find loopholes somewhere to register the thousands of china dolls and indon chinese and give them citizenship. That will make a big change in the population demographic in the state.
    And of course this is clearly an election strategy to win back chinese support for supp/bn.

    Comment by Brian — February 4, 2017 @ 9:40 AM | Reply


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