Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Penny Wong's Malaysian citizenship: Has the ALP National Secretary misled the AEC ,Parliament and voters

by Ganesh Sahathevan



Labor's new national secretary Noah Carroll.


Labor's new national secretary Noah Carroll


As reported by The Daily Telegraph,14 August 2017, quoting Senator Penelope (Penny) Wong Yin Yen

“I was well aware when I stood for parliament I would have to renounce any rights I may have had to Malaysian citizenship and did so prior to nominating, as is confirmed in the statement by the ALP national secretary


However, as reported here yesterday, Penny Wong has more than just a right to Malaysian citizenship, she is one by birth.It does look as if the newly appointed ALP National Secretary is misleading the AEC,Parliament and voters with regards Penelope Wong Ying Yen's Malaysian citizenship.


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Monday, August 14, 2017


.Penny Wong has not renounced her Malaysian citizenship, only "any rights (she) may have had to Malaysian citizenship "

by Ganesh Sahathevan 


As reported by The Daily Telegraph,14 August 2017, quoting Senator Penelope (Penny) Wong Yin Yen

“I was well aware when I stood for parliament I would have to renounce any rights I may have had to Malaysian citizenship and did so prior to nominating, as is confirmed in the statement by the ALP national secretary,” Ms Wong told The Daily Telegraph yesterday, yet still refused to release the documentary proof.


However, as previously reported on this blog, Penny Wing is a Malaysian citizen; she has more than mere rights to Malaysian citizenship. Penny Wong is a lawyer, and would know well enough the distinction between renouncing "any rights (she) may have had to Malaysian citizenship", and actually renouncing Malaysian citizenship.

She needed to have renounced her Malaysian citizenship, not merely renounce any rights to Malaysian citizenship. In fact there does not appear to be any mechanism within Malaysian law to renounce a right to Malaysian citizenship.


Her parents would  have been required by law to register her birth at the nearest Malaysian and/or Sabah State Registry office. She is a Malaysian citizen,and has more than a mere right to Malaysian citizenship.The reason is simple.As far as Malaysia is concerned, you are either a citizen, or you are not. 

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4 comments:

  1. she automatically loses her citizenship to Malaysia... they do not allow dual citizenship....

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    1. No
      It is not automatic.
      The Malaysian constitutional provisions are not mandatory and so worded as to allow the Malaysian Government the choice/flexibility of keeping someone a citizen as it deems fit.
      That it why the only way out is a formal APPLICATION to renounce citizenship , and that too has to be accepted by the Government.If accepted,then the applicant's birth certificate is stamped with the words "No longer a Malaysian citizen" or similar.

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  2. You're getting my hopes up here. Does this mean we will finally be rid of one of labours top nazis???

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