40,624 Malaysians become Singaporeans since 2002
Posted by temasektimes on June 16, 2012
40,624 Malaysians gave up their citizenship to become Singaporeans since 2002, revealed Malaysian Home Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein told the Dewan Rakyat on Friday.
Hishammuddin was responding to a question by DAP MP Er Teck Hwa on the number of Malaysians who relinquished their citizenship in recent years.
47,769 Malaysians surrendered their citizenship from 2002 to May 2012. Besides Singapore, Australia (1,906), Brunei (1,350), United States (724) and Taiwan (711) are other countries they have emigrated to.
There are large number of Malaysians working in Singapore, many of whom are Singapore PRs.