Deputy Premier: Third-gen S’wakians born outside of region not entitled to State govt aid

Dr Sim (right) presenting a Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) grant to Sarawak Sikh Tempe Association (SSTA) president Dt Kalwinder Singh. Photo credit: Ukas

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 19: Third-generation Sarawakians born outside of the region are not entitled to Sarawak government aid, says Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, the Deputy Premier said parents (first generation) who gave birth to their children (second generation) outside of Sarawak should be aware of this change because it will lead to their grandchildren (third generation) to lose their status as Sarawakians due to being born outside of Sarawak.


“Even though their children have the ‘K’ code in their identity cards, if they are born outside of Sarawak, they are only eligible for Sarawakian status if they are married to a Sarawakian.

“They are only Malaysian citizens without the status of Sarawakians, and they are not eligible to receive free education for universities owned by the Sarawak government and assistance for health facilities in the region,” he said

He said this during a Vaisakhi dinner ceremony at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) last night (May 18). — DayakDaily