Friday, May 20, 2016

On Malaysian Emigration

Statictics... Chinese make up 90% of those who gave up citizenship

From The Star:

ALMOST 90% of the 56,576 Malaysians who renounced their citi­zenship over the past decade were Chinese.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi revealed that 49,864 Malaysian Chinese gave up their citizenship from 2006 to April this year.

In a written reply to Ramkarpal Singh (DAP-Bukit Gelugor), Dr Ahmad Zahid also said in that pe­­riod, 834 Malays, 1,833 Indians and 4,044 others had done the same.

On a separate question by Kasthu­riraani Patto (DAP-Batu Kawan), Dr Ahmad Zahid said 43,453 foreigners were granted citizenship since 2006.

“The largest numbers were from Indonesia, India and Thailand,” he said.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Flash flood in Putrajaya

Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley have seen some severe storms the past week or so resulting in flash floods in certain parts of the city. One such flash flood happened in Putrajaya yesterday. Take a look..

Two vehicles were reported trapped in flash floods around Precinct 3 and Precinct 4 following heavy rains since 6pm in Jalan Perpaduan. Photo courtesy of The Star 
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