KUALA LUMPUR: Almost 50,000 foreigners were given Malaysian citizenship since 2008, said the Home Ministry.
Six were below 21 years old while the remainder 49,355 were above 21, the ministry said in a written statement in response to a question from Sim Chee Keong (DAP-Bukit Mertajam).
Sim had also asked for a breakdown according to gender, age, profession, and salary.
The ministry said the highest number of applications were from Indonesia, followed by India and Cambodia.
Out of that, 16,700 were male applicants and 32,661 were women.
He also said the National Registration Department does not keep a record of their work or salary.