Chong Chieng Jen

KUCHING: Applications for citizenship do not need a special committee to solve the related problems, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Chong Chieng Jen.

Speaking when Home Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin visited Kuching Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here yesterday, he figured that if the issues or problems are given serious attention and resolved speedily, the applications would not encounter any problem.

Chong Chieng Jen

“We only need dedicated officers to handle the applications,” he said, adding that the citizenship issues have been around for so long going back to the previous government.

Chong then pointed out that within two months, the federal government, with the cooperation of the National Registration Department (NRD), had approved 31 citizenship applications.

The letters of approval were handed over by Muhyiddin himself to the applicants during a ceremony at Kuching UTC yesterday.

Chong added that the federal government is currently proposing that reasons would be given for any citizenship application that is rejected.