Malaysian British Overseas Citizens (BOCs) and campaign supporters holding banners during their peaceful march to the Home Office in central London.

Malaysian British Overseas Citizens (BOCs) and campaign supporters holding banners during their peaceful march to the Home Office in central London.

Malaysians who have renounced their citizenship would have difficulty regaining it, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. He said they had chosen to give up their citizenship to become nationals of another country.

Muhyiddin said it was their decision, and not the Government’s, which they had made … hopefully after taking into consideration many factors.

“But after having lost your citizenship, it would be quite difficult for you to get it back,” he said during a dialogue session with the Malaysian community in Italy on Tuesday.

He said it was important that Malaysians think seriously before renouncing their citizenship to take up residence in another country. Muhyiddin said he knew of cases where they felt disheartened about certain things and moved elsewhere but later became homesick and wanted to come back.

“Of course, they can reapply for it but there is no guarantee that they can get back their citizenship as it is a serious matter.

“Once you renounce your citizenship, you have made a choice to become a citizen of another country,” he added. Continue reading…