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Malaysian nationality ranked 2nd highest in region


PETALING JAYA: Malaysian nationality has been ranked second in the region, behind only Singapore, according to a new global citizenship report.

The annual Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), released by Henley & Partners, a global authority on residence and citizenship planning, said Malaysia also ranked 45th in the world, with a score of 48.5% in 2016.

This is significantly higher than the Asia Pacific average of 32.99% and the global average of 39.2%, placing Malaysia in the “high quality” category.

Germany took first place for the second year in a row with a score of 82.7%, while Afghanistan came in last at 159th place with 14.6%.

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