ALMOST 90% of the 56,576 Malaysians who renounced their citizenship over the past decade were Chinese.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed that 49,864 Malaysian Chinese gave up their citizenship from 2006 to April this year.
In a written reply to Ramkarpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor), Dr Ahmad Zahid also said in that period, 834 Malays, 1,833 Indians and 4,044 others had done the same.
On a separate question by Kasthuriraani Patto (DAP-Batu Kawan), Dr Ahmad Zahid said 43,453 foreigners were granted citizenship since 2006.
“The largest numbers were from Indonesia, India and Thailand,” he said.
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