I am still a Malaysian, says ousted Pujut rep amid questions over his citizenship
0 month ago, 13-Feb-2020
(From left) DAP Miri youth chief Peter Hee, Dr Ting, DAP Sarawak secretary Alan Ling and DAP Long Lama chairman Marcus Hugo during press conference.
MIRI: Dr Ting Tiong Choon today maintained that he is still a Malaysian after a Federal Court ruled on Tuesday in favour of the Sarawak State Legislative Assemblys (DUN) motion to disqualify him as Pujut assemblyman due to his past dual citizenship.
I am still a Malaysian citizen all this while. I have never given up my Malaysian citizenship. I have my old IC (identification card) number. I have my new IC number. There is no doubt about it, the Democratic Action Party (DAP) leader told a press conference here today.
Dr Ting had acquired Australian citizenship in 2010 but renounced it on April 4, 2016, prior to the state election in May the same year. He was disqualified as Pujut assemblyman after 70 out of 82 members of the state assembly voted in support of a motion over his citizenship.
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