05 Sep '11, 12pm

Yaacob Ibrahim clarifies Wikileaks report on children's citizenship: SINGAPORE: Minister-in-Charge for Muslim Af...

SINGAPORE: Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim has clarified the citizenship status of his children following the release by WikiLeaks of a cable reportedly listing the biographies of Malay-Muslim MPs in Singapore. The report, which stated that Dr Yaacob's two children are American citizens, has attracted a flurry of comments online. In a statement through his press secretary, Dr Yaacob said the status of his wife as an American citizen by birth confers dual citizenship to their two children until the age of 18. His son and daughter are Singapore citizens and attend national schools. The statement said that Dr Yaacob's son, now 16, will serve National Service, just as he did. It added that Dr Yaacob's family regrets that there are some who consider innocent children to be fair game in political attacks, but trusts that most Singaporeans will continue to che...

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