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#32282 - 08 Jul 06 13:59 ANT/New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship
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New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship

Jakarta (Antara News) - The new bill on citizenship to be approved by the House of Representatives on July 11, 2006, threatens corruptors fleeing to foreign countries with annulment of their Indonesian citizenship if they fail to report to the Indonesian representative offices in the country of residence for five consecutive years.

Chairman of the House`s special committee on the citizenship bill Slamet Effendy Yusuf in a press release at the parliament building here on Friday, said the citizenship annulment threat was not only applicable to corruptors but to all Indonesians living in foreign countries who failed to report to Indonesian representative offices there.

Various sanctions were already specified in Article 23 point (i) of the draft law on Indonesian citizenship which had been approved at the level of working body and special committee. However, an official approval by the house (DPR) will be done in a plenary session next week.

"If all Indonesian citizens without the exception of corruptors who are living in foreign countries fail to report to the Indonesian representative offices in those countries will have their citizenship stripped," Slamet said.

In addition, Indonesian citizens will have their nationality stripped, if they have already procured the citizenship of other countries at their own request.

In the chapter, it was also said the president can strip the citizenship of an individual at his/her own request as long as the applicant is aged at over 18 or is married for which his/her residence is in a foreign country.

Indonesians who are registered in the military corps of a foreign country without the permit from the president can also have their citizenship deprived off.

In addition, Indonesians who are holding passports of another country which can be interpretated as a sign of citizenship can also be deprived off the Indonesian nationality.

However all of these will not be subject (as specified in point d) to Indonesians who are continuing their studies in foreign countries, Slamet said. (*)
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#32283 - 11 Jul 06 14:40 Re: ANT/New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship
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Does it also threaten Indonesian women who marry foreigners with loss of citizenship?
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#32284 - 11 Jul 06 14:44 Re: ANT/New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship
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of course it does
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#32285 - 11 Jul 06 14:56 Re: ANT/New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship
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Then how different is the new law in respect of the old one, in this area, which is to say how would the loss occur?
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#32286 - 11 Jul 06 14:59 Re: ANT/New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship
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if the Indonesian Gal marries a bule and moves to his country and is over the age of 18 then the President at HIS discretian can take away her Indo Citizenship
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#32287 - 11 Jul 06 15:00 Re: ANT/New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship
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in the old law that could not happen
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#32288 - 12 Jul 06 16:38 Re: ANT/New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship
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Originally posted by Balibob:
if the Indonesian Gal marries a bule and moves to his country and is over the age of 18 then the President at HIS discretian can take away her Indo Citizenship
It doesn't seem to be like that, I think the president can grant citizenship to sporting people for example. Article 26, says that Indonesians who marry foreigners automatically lose their citizenship if the law in their spouses' country states they must assume their partners' nationality.
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#32289 - 12 Jul 06 16:49 Re: ANT/New bill threatens corruptors with annulment of citizenship
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Originally posted by patung:
I think the president can grant citizenship to sporting people for example.
i'm a good sport. i might send an SMS to SBY (9949) and ask for a passport.
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