Wong: I still have bumiputra status

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  • Monday, 09 Nov 2015

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP chief Jimmy Wong has insisted that there is no change in his bumiputra status, although the Sabah state assembly told him three years ago that his Native Certificate had been revoked.

Wong, who is Kota Kinabalu MP, said he did not receive any notice from the state government that the certificate attesting to his bumiputra status had been revoked.

“As far as I am concerned, I still have my Native Certificate. Nothing has changed,” said Wong, who is on an overseas trip, when contacted by telephone.

On March 28, 2012, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor told the state assembly that Wong’s Native Certificate would be revoked as an investigation found that he was not qualified to claim bumiputra status.

Although Wong had claimed to have Kadazandusun ancestry, Hajiji said the probe found this to be untrue.

He said Wong’s birth certificate showed that his parents were Chinese.

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