Friday, July 06, 2007

106,000 gave up their malaysian citizenship...

wat about those go unreported?!?...

i know many frens of mine, some of them fm ryze/mmn too have went across to big sea to live a new life.. as much a fellow malaysian plus as their fren, i wanna encourage them to stay back, but after listening to their story as to the reasons given... i understand why... reason being fm marriage to new job to education to 'grass-is-greener-the-other-side' cases to migration to some of them just got fed-up with the current 'bollockstic' administration to etc...

some times i wonder do they, those sitting up there, treat this kinda matter seriously...

p/s ; 106,000 is the numbers given and/or the official numbers.. wat about the unofficial ones?!?...

106,000 gave up citizenship

A TOTAL of 106,003 Malaysians have surrendered their citizenship to opt for foreign ones.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Radzi Sheikh Ahmad said the figure was part of the 111,313 Malaysians who had foreign citizenships.

He said another 5,310 had their citizenships revoked under the Constitution.

“Since 1996, some 26,804 Malaysians who are non-Malays had given up their citizenship,” he said in a written reply to Fong Po Kuan (DAP - Batu Gajah).

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who is also the Prime Minister, in his written reply to Datuk Seri Syed DiRaja Syed Razlan Ibni Syed Putra Jamalullail (BN - Arau), said the banking sector was the main contributor of funds to the agriculture and agro-based industry.

He said that until Dec 31 last year, the collective loan for the agriculture sector stood at RM28.2bil, which was 12% of the total loans in the commercial sector.

Bank Pertanian had also given out loans totalling RM3.4bil while the Fund for Food had issued RM1.3bil in loans at 3.75% to 10,300 borrowers.

On another matter, Deputy Internal Security Minister Datuk Johari Baharum said the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) had proposed to the Internal Security Ministry to review certain provisions under the Public Services Department's (PSD) regulations to allow former drug addicts to apply for jobs.

He said currently, there were provisions under the PSD regulations that forbade former drug addicts from applying for jobs.

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