At the Annual General Body Meeting of the Malaysian Chinese Association held on 10th October 2010, said that a total of 20,111 people who had earlier applied for citizenship were successful.
Speaking at the 57th Annual General Assembly of the Malaysian Chinese Association, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong added that this represented around 61% of the 32,927 applicants who had applied since 2006 or even earlier.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong said, “Going by these numbers the chances of a candidate being successful in his search for citizenship is very good.”
Claiming that applications are now processed at a much faster pace, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong said that in the two years from 2007 to 2009, applications were received from 29,677 people and by the beginning of October this year, 25,135 applications were processed by the Home Ministry.
In the next two months of November and December, 2010, another 4,542 applicants would be informed about the status of their applications.
A total of 8,826 applicants had submitted their applicants up to September this year. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong said that the processing of these applications would not begin until January of next year.