Brunei: Information subsequent to Response to Information Request BRN1825 related to the treatment of the Chinese minority
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 November 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||BRN12317|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Brunei: Information subsequent to Response to Information Request BRN1825 related to the treatment of the Chinese minority, 1 November 1992, BRN12317, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6acba48.html [accessed 5 September 2015]|
According to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1991, few of the substantial Chinese minority are citizens; most of them are stateless, or permanent, or temporary residents (1992, 784). Those with permanent residence permits are not allowed to own land; they may only hold a maximum seven year lease on property (Ibid.). The acquisition of nationality requires perfect knowledge of the Malay language, and, for this reason, many Chinese are reconsidering their future in a country that favours ethnic Malay citizens in the distribution of government positions. Some of them have already chosen to emigrate (Ibid.).
No additional and/or corroborating information on this topic is currently available to the DIRB in Ottawa.
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1991. 1992. U.S. Department of State. Washington : Government Printing Office.