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Constitution experts: Decision on Ting's disqualification is final

Adrian Wong

Published
Modified 13 May 2017, 4:18 am

DAP's Pujut state assemblyperson Dr Ting Tiong Choon's disqualification for allegedly possessing an Australian citizenship has kicked up much political and legal controversy.

A check by Malaysiakini with the Federal Constitution and the Sarawak state constitution showed that there is a grey area in provisions with regards to dual citizenship.

According to the the Eight schedule of the Federal Constitution, a member of a legislative assembly shall be disqualified should this person have "voluntarily acquired citizenship of, or exercised rights of citizenship in, any country outside the Federation or has made a declaration of allegiance to any country outside the Federation"...

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