28 Feb '12, 5am

So 25% of Singaporeans who renounced citizenship, are those who got citizenship then got another.

So 25% of Singaporeans who renounced citizenship, are those who got citizenship then got another.

Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean said in Parliament on Tuesday that an average of 1,200 Singaporeans had renounced their citizenship every year from 2007 to 2011. -- THE BUSINESS TIMES PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN By Tessa Wong Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean said in Parliament on Tuesday that an average of 1,200 Singaporeans had renounced their citizenship every year from 2007 to 2011. Of this average yearly figure, 300 are naturalised citizens. Overall, however, the renunciation rates for both naturalised citizens and Singapore-born citizens were low during this period - about 0.1 per cent or less. Mr Teo said that the reasons for emigration vary. 'Some emigrants leave for family reasons - because of marriage, or to reunite with family members overseas, while others do so for a different living environment,' he said. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered b...

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