Home Ministry vetting over 9,000 citizenship applications, says Saifuddin

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 9,539 citizenship applications are being considered by the government for approval as of September this year, says Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

He said the government through the Home Ministry was always committed to considering every citizenship application fairly and equitably.

Saifuddin Nasution said the granting of Malaysian citizenship to non-citizens was the highest award to be given and an exclusive right of the Federal Government that was not offered and given arbitrarily.

He said the government had also completed the draft Amendment to Part III of the Federal Constitution regarding citizenship, which would be presented to the Rulers’ Council this month.

"Also, today, I handed over the decision letters of citizen applications to 19 applicants," he told a media conference after attending the Madani KDN programme at the Bandar Tun Razak Sports Complex here on Sunday (Oct 1).

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