Bangsar – The blogger Life of Annie’s nonchalance towards the latest DOJ’s shocker Part 2 (pls read Couldn’t care less) didn’t shock me, really. I think it describes, more or less, what Malaysians in general feel about the antics involving the US Department of Justice and the enemies on both political sides of the political divide (pro-Najib, pro-Tun). Malaysians hope that the DOJ does not drag its sloppy feet any longer and proceed with the promised legal battle between the US Government and Jho Lo & Reza Aziz. So we can all get on wth our lives. Amiin.
As for now, the real shocker to Malaysians is the court ruling in favour of Pujut assemblyman, who allegedly is, in effect, an Australian.
So does the court ruling mean that anyone, even a Malaysian who holds the citizenship of another country, can stand for election in Malaysia and go on to become an Assemblyman or a Member of Parliament?
Does it mean a Malaysian can have dual citizenship?
As I understand it, the answer to both questions is, still, NO.
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Zahid Hamidi made this very clear that “a Malaysian will automatically lose his Malaysian citizenship if he is found to have dual citizenship”.
His deputy Nur Jazlan Rahmat further stressed that once a Malaysian has lost his Malaysian citizenship because he is found to hold a citizenship of another country, he cannot re-apply to become a Malaysian. [Tak boleh mohon semula kerakyatan – BH, 12 May 17]