in august, the Home Ministry has posted a notice of 1,669 applicants who have been shortlisted for the citizenship interview in the newspapers to announce the interview, which is the last step in the process of applying for Malaysian citizenship.
Lulu remembered the plight of many orang asals in Peninsular and Sabah & Sarawak who were born in the interior and their birth was not registered. Also the poor who were born in born at home and their parents were too poor and too uneducated to understand the importance of registering their children. There are also some unwed mothers who were shamed into not registering their newborn.
A combination of reasons have caused Malaysian-born Malaysians to not have their birth registered, resulting in no birth certificate, followed by no MyKad/IC which means, no citizenship.
So, Lulu took a glance at the name list, which can be viewed here.
Lulu was kinda disappointed. The names looked kinda like those from our neighbour.
It didnt look right.
Today, the papers reported 92 new Malaysian citizens.
The Star's pictures were full of new Chinese citizens, the NST chose new Indian citizens.
Maybe Lulu was wrong.
Maybe they werent trying to legalise our neighbours
Either that or this is the 1st batch PR blitz to potray a 1Malaysia, and the subsequent batches would be more reflective of those whose name dominate the senarai nama.