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Vast difference between citizenship in 1957 and 1990s

Tommy Thomas  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT The widespread publicity given to the recent statements made by former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad that:

1. Immigrants from the Philippines were given citizenship in Sabah in the 1990s during his administration;

2. they were lawfully done; and

3. former prime minister Tunku Abdul Rahman "had done worse" by giving citizenship to "one million unqualified people" in Peninsular Malaysia, lamenting that no one had made it an issue;

have to be rebutted and the record put straight...

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