Wednesday, 29 August 2007

WPQs 27 August 2007: Permanent residency

It's late, so this won't be long. Anyway, I don't really have much to say about these two WPQs, I don't think it's necessary. Readers can draw their own conclusions. I will only refer readers to two previous posts on questions on this subject, this one in May and this one in July.

I had two more similar WPQs filed for the next day (I had thought this week's sitting would stretch over two days, but in the end it lasted only one day), for Indian and PRC nationals. I'm going to leave them in for September, even though I know what the answer will be.

WPQs

PERMANENT RESIDENCY
(Figures on Malaysian Nationals)

3. Mr Siew Kum Hong: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs of the 27,543 nationals from Southeast Asian countries who were granted permanent residency in 2006, how many of these were Malaysian nationals.

PERMANENT RESIDENCY
(Figures on Indonesian Nationals)

4. Mr Siew Kum Hong: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs of the 27,543 nationals from South East Asian countries who were granted permanent residency in 2006, how many of these were Indonesian nationals.

Mr Wong Kan Seng: We are unable to provide the specific data requested.

4 comments:

family man said...

can the ministers be held in contempt of parliament for refusing to answer or refusing to find the answers? Or can they blindside all of you again and again? Check Molly Meek!

Pkchukiss said...

Does this mean that the minister is refusing to provide the data? I can't imagine how the ICA would be unable to gather this simple demographic data, so I am going to reasonably assume that.

Siew Kum Hong said...

To family man and pkchukiss: I don't know. I'll try to find out. In the meantime, I'm not going to editorialise around this, but will simply leave it to people to draw their ownc onclusions.

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