PKR man cautions PBM women’s chief over social media posts on citizenship

Tay (right) during a courtesy call to senior officers of JPN Sarawak.

KUCHING, May 26: PKR deputy secretary-general Tay Wei Wei has cautioned Parti Bangsa Malaysia (PBM) women’s chief Agnes Padan regarding posts made on social media concerning citizenship.

Tay said it would be better for Agnes to be more constructive, as her posts could confuse the public and give a negative perception of the National Registration Department (JPN).

“Any politician or non-governmental organisation (NGO) can bring individuals with problems concerning citizenship to the nearest JPN offices,” he said in a statement.

Tay said it is vital to identify the problem and reasons first why JPN rejected these individuals’ applications (for citizenship).

“Do not try to garner cheap publicity that could give negative implications towards a specific government department,” he said.

He continued to say that the people in Sarawak were lucky as the Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution, has made an effort to solve the issue of statelessness, especially among children.

“The minister has recently set up a special committee to focus on cases involving children with no citizenship in Sarawak.

“As PBM women’s chief, Agnes should help in solving the problems faced by the people,” he said. — DayakDaily