As reported by The Daily Telegraph,14 August 2017, quoting Senator Penelope (Penny) Wong Yin Yen:
“I was well aware when I stood for parliament I would have to renounce any rights I may have had to Malaysian citizenship and did so prior to nominating, as is confirmed in the statement by the ALP national secretary,” Ms Wong told The Daily Telegraph yesterday, yet still refused to release the documentary proof.
However, as previously reported on this blog, Penny Wing is a Malaysian citizen; she has more than mere rights to Malaysian citizenship. Penny Wong is a lawyer, and would know well enough the distinction between renouncing "any rights (she) may have had to Malaysian citizenship", and actually renouncing Malaysian citizenship.
She needed to have renounced her Malaysian citizenship, not merely renounce any rights to Malaysian citizenship. In fact there does not appear to be any mechanism within Malaysian law to renounce a right to Malaysian citizenship.
Her parents would have been required by law to register her birth at the nearest Malaysian and/or Sabah State Registry office. She is a Malaysian citizen,and has more than a mere right to Malaysian citizenship.The reason is simple.As far as Malaysia is concerned, you are either a citizen, or you are not.