UPDATED 4.25PM | It is granted by virtue of the home minister using discretion under the constitution, apex court told.
UPDATED 2:45PM | Two of five Federal Court cases involving stateless children have thus been resolved.
They only need to produce birth certificates, adoption papers or court order to register, says Teo Nie Ching.
Apex court warns the AGC that this will be the last time the case is postponed.
UPDATED 10.51PM | Malaysia is one of only 25 countries that deny women the right to confer nationality on their children.
This follows new CJ's directive that a nine-member bench will hear cases related to the constitution.
LETTER | Such a large number of stateless children born of a Malaysian parent amounts to a national crisis.
LETTER | The unnecessary ping-pong bureaucracy from the Home Ministry is a blatant waste of time.
System has failed ace student Roisah Abdullah and many other stateless children, says PKR rep.
Even after Putrajaya's policy reversal, stateless children still find it hard to access public education.
They are unable to obtain blue identity cards, thus depriving them of enrolling in school.
Commission reminds gov't of obligations to international treaties on the right to education.
LETTER | Proham is deeply concerned stateless children, born in Malaysia, are deprived right to education.
Sim Tze Tzin wants home minister to explain stateless students needing passports for school.
LETTER | The UN SDGs and CRC protects the right to education of stateless children.
Human rights group Suaram says this goes against a directive from the Education Ministry.
MP SPEAKS | Possession of passports should never be a precondition for school admission.
Sabah alone accounts for more than half of 43,445 facing statelessness.
They also warn that such a policy will result in more children becoming stateless.
'I'm appalled that large numbers of stateless Malaysian children are still without this basic right.'
UPDATED 3.10PM | This is the first time the apex court will decide on the law related to stateless people.
FEATURE | The obstacles faced and lessons learnt in doing a series on stateless people.
FEATURE | Part two of a series covering governmental oversights and inaction over stateless children.
FEATURE | An examination of how children become stateless in M'sia, and its related legal issues.
MP SPEAKS | Stateless children endure a lot of hardship and inconvenience.
Freedom's Ganesan asks why authorities not following Federal Constitution in citizenship issues.
Courts can be unpredictable in such cases and law allows the home minister to decide, a lawyer explains.
Government should respect the statelessness safeguard in the Federal Constitution, lawyers' group says.