Editor’s Note: Article 14(1)(b), Section 1(e) grants citizenship by operation of law to persons born on or after Malaysia Day ‘within the Federation who is not born a citizen of any country otherwise than by virtue of this paragraph’.
COMMENT | I am writing as a concerned member of a community-based organisation that provides direct services to children in need.
The proposed amendments to the Malaysian Federal Constitution, particularly the removal of Section 1(e) under Article 14, ignited a firestorm of worry within me.
For the past 18 years, I have dedicated myself to answering calls and messages in order to provide a safe haven for abandoned children.
Armed with a second-hand baby car seat and a bag filled with essential supplies, I have...