Joker: While many foreign spouses whose applications for permanent residence (PR) and citizenship have been languishing for years, Malaysia has found a way to fast track them. All you need to do is to register as a voter first in an area held by the opposition.
Normally you need a MyKad before you can register as a voter. But in Malaysia, you can put the cart before the horse. Apparently you can just swear to the Election Commission (EC) that you will vote BN, and EC will register you as a PR, and your status will be subsequently updated as a voter.
You can then tip Pakatan Rakyat off that a PR has been registered as a voter, and they will make some noise. The National Registration Department (NRD) will then automatically upgrade your PR status into full-fledged citizenship complete with MyKad.
Not only do you not need pay any processing fees, you might even be paid money for your ‘transportation’ expenses.