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3,853 stateless Indians, not 300,000 - deputy minister clarifies

Kow Gah Chie  |  Published:  |  Modified:

PARLIAMENT | Deputy Home Minister Mohd Azis Jamman admitted today that the figure of 300,000 stateless Indians in Malaysia, as claimed by Pakatan Harapan lawmakers pre-GE14, was inaccurate.

As of May this year, Azis said, the Home Ministry had only received 3,853 applications for identification documents.

He added that the estimation of 300,000 was obtained by then-opposition parliamentarians, hence the inaccuracy...

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