Dual citizenship holders will lose M'sian citizenship: Zahid

JOHOR BARU: A Malaysian will automatically lose his Malaysian citizenship if he is found to have dual citizenship, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He said this was stated in the Malaysian Constitution whereby a Malaysian would lose his citizenship if he or she were to apply to become a citizen of another country.

"We have to look at the laws of our country, especially the highest legislation which is the Federal Constitution that only recognises one citizenship for Malaysians.

"If any Malaysian has dual citizenship, he or she will automatically lose the Malaysian citizenship, what more if he or she had applied to be a citizen of another country," he said when asked to comment on the Sarawak Legislative Assembly disqualifying Pujut assemblyman Dr Ting Tiong Choon of the DAP for allegedly having Australian citizenship as well.

Ahmad Zahid spoke at a press conference after performing the ground-breaking of the Ibrahim International Business District here today. — Bernama