Despite Court Ruling, Mothers of Overseas-Born Children Still Face Citizenship Obstacles
Suri Kempe, President, Family Frontiers | Adlyn Adam Teoh, Affected Mother
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Three Malaysian mothers under the Family Frontiers banner, finally received their children’s citizenship confirmation certificate at the National Registration Department (NRD) headquarters, yesterday. This comes at the heels of a historic KL High Court Ruling last September, that Malaysian mothers have the right to confer citizenship to their children born overseas, similar to overseas-born children of Malaysian fathers. Despite this ruling, many mothers still have to jump through hoops to confer citizenship. We discuss.
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Produced by: Dashran Yohan
Presented by: Dashran Yohan
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Categories: social issues, family
Tags: the bigger picture, live and learn, politics, malaysian politics, social justice, citizenship, malaysian citizenship, mother, human rights,