In Parliament, the parliamentary secretary to the Home Ministry, Abdul Rahman Ibrahim, said 106,000 people have renounced citizenship since 1957. This of course doesn’t include the millions who are Permanent Residents (PR) in foreign lands.
Of those who renounced their Malaysian citizenship in the last five years (2000 to 2006), 87% (14,316) were Chinese, 6.6% (1,098) were Malays while the Indians account for the smallest percentage, only 5% (822). Does this make Indians the most loyal of all Malaysians ;-)
According to the news report by Malaysiakini titled Renouncing citizenship: Chinese top the list, Abdul Rahman said those former Malaysians had applied for citizenship in India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Indonesia, the UK, USA, Taiwan, Thailand, Germany, New Zealand, France, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Brunei, Finland and Jordan.
Jordan! Why not Saudi Arabia? ;-)
And most surprisingly, there wasn’t any mention of Australia - I am rather doubtful of this strange omission.
Mind you, some have been great looking Malaysian sweeties enticed away by those foreigners – bastards! ;-)
To equalize the spiriting away of sweeties, some Chinese have been marrying China dolls who unfortunately have problems getting citizenship here, while many of my Indian friends, Hindus, Muslims and Christians, have gone to India to look for well brought up and ‘obedient’ wives – hahahahahahahahahhahahaahahaa
… because after 6 months here in Malaysia, those Indian wives take to Malaysian way of life like duck to water and they behave even more liberated than local tangachis - ;-)